As if it is possible to garner any more anticipation over season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, a new teaser trailer was released with glimpses of Daredevil himself along with new partners in crime…er…crimefighting, Elektra and The Punisher.
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The Punisher, better known as Frank Castle and played by Jon Bernthal had a brief introduction in the first official trailer while Elektra, played by Elodie Yung, got the spotlight in the second trailer for season 2.
In a better lit and longer lasting promotional image, all three characters are depicted in what will presumably be their costumes for season 2, with The Punisher in his famous skull t-shirt and leather jacket, Daredevil in his new red threads, and Elektra in a far less red costume from her comic book predecessors.
There is still a significant amount of speculation as to what season 2 brings. What other superheroes could meander into Hell’s Kitchen? What villains will our noble heroes face? What kinds of new perils will our heroes find themselves in? In an interview with Collider, showrunner Marco Ramirez had this to say about what to expect in season 2:
Because we knew, early on, that we had The Punisher and Elektra, we knew we didn’t want to repeat Season 1. It was Daredevil: Year One and Wilson Fisk: Year One. By the end of the season, he was a completely different person than he was at the beginning. We knew we had 13 episodes, so we wanted to find the coolest story we could do with these three characters and make the story feel really vibrant and alive in ways that are exciting to us. Most importantly, we wanted to make sure everything runs through Matt because it could easily become The Punisher story or the Elektra story that Matt cameos in, and not vice versa. So, we built it like a Matt story, in terms of what we wanted to put him through, where we wanted to get him, by the end of the season, and what we wanted to have him learn about himself, and we used an Elektra and Frank story throughout, to get him there. We’re really proud of that and we really think it works. We did also have the freedom of knowing we had 13 episodes to tell a story. It was never a Netflix mandate or a Marvel mandate, but we talked about when we watch shows in 13-episode stretches, how do we watch them? What is an exciting structure that we would like to think about here? Do we divide it right down the middle? Do we do a three-act structure? What do we do? So, we got to sit in the room and build this arc that we think is satisfying, on its own. If you were to sit and watch 13 episodes, you would absolutely feel a structure, much like in the comics. That’s what we did this season.
Season 2 of Daredevil premiers in its entirely on Netflix March 18th. Are you ready to fight the darkness, or become it?
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