Daredevil: Born Again has been highly anticipated since its announcement almost two years ago.
It has seen several delays and re-tools, though, most notably when the original writers of the series were fired, and the MCU hired its first showrunner instead.
MCU White Tiger in Daredevil Show
X user @porgonomics shared new photos from the filming of Daredevil: Born Again, featuring the White Tiger in full costume and marking the character’s first appearance in the MCU.
The photos were taken in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City — specifically at Midtown West Gourmet Deli on 10th Ave.
The White Tiger mantle has been used by various characters in Marvel Comics. According to @MyTimeToShineHello, the White Tiger introduced in the MCU with Daredevil: Born Again will be Hector Ayala specifically.
This makes sense, given what costume the character is wearing in the photos. It resembles Hector’s version of the White Tiger suit from the comics, but with the typical Daredevil-esque, armor-rather-than-spandex, flare.
Hector Ayala: The Original White Tiger
As such, many concluded the White Tiger in the new Daredevil show would be one of the women who don the iconic amulet and name, like Angela Del Toro or Ava Ayala.
However, these photos seem to confirm that Hector Ayala will be the first White Tiger in the MCU, which would align with the fact that he was the first in the comics, too.
Granted, his inclusion does not necessarily mean other White Tigers cannot show up too, such as Ortega’s rumored role.
There is also the possibility that in the first script for the series, Ortega would appear as White Tiger, but following the change in writers and major story adjustments, Hector was included instead.