In just a few short months, Daredevil season 2 will air on Netflix. The follow up to the smash hit that was season 1 will give us more of the same, but also plenty of new stuff as well.
During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, teased what we can expect from the two newest characters, Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung).
Even with two new major characters, Marvel will not be changing things up too much from what viewers are expecting too see.
If you love season one, you’re going to love (emphasis his) season two.
Back in June, Bernthal was announced as being cast as Punisher. From what we have seen, he looks perfect for the role and according to Loeb, we will remember his performance.
Jon Bernthal has succeeded in his quest. His Punisher is extraordinarily memorable, in every way.
The other new major character is Matt’s crazy ex-girlfriend Elektra. When she comes back into his life, the romance might spark up but her fighting ability should be just as interesting.
You will fall in love with Elodie Yung as Elektra, and she will break your heart, because that’s what Elektra does to people. When you float Charlie Cox (as Matt Murdock/Daredevil) into that group, and Deborah Ann Woll, and Elvin Henson as Karen and Foggy, it just is an extraordinary cast. I just think people are going to be incredibly delighted by the story that Doug [Petrie] and Marco [Ramirez] and the writing staff came up with for this season.
Both of these new characters will have major impacts on Daredevil’s life but they will have their differences in how that happens.
What’s fantastic about the story is, is that it’s created this enormous division in his life, because the woman that he once loved has returned, and she certainly has some issues with morality, and how you get the job done, and going on the other end of the spectrum is Frank Castle, who believes that justice needs to be served in a particular way.
As for the main character, these new characters will bring up new questions of morality and how he views himself in his quest to make his city a better place.
For Matt, who believes in the law, the question of whether or not he is a vigilante, and whether or not that makes him the same as these people, is something that will drive the story, and will drive Matt. And in his performance, Charlie Cox will really raise some hard questions: when you decide to put on a mask and go out and seek justice, and you are not somebody who the law sees as someone who should be doing that job, how do you get away with that?
The first season of Daredevil was met with great numbers in terms of when people watched it and for how long. With season 2 coming out, Loeb knows there will be plenty people watching.
Again, I have to do what I do every time Marvel drops a show on Netflix, which is, I apologize to the employers around the world for the fact that, on Friday, March 18th, there’s going to be an awful lot of people that miss work. I’m just sorry about that. I can’t really do anything about it.
Season 2 of Daredevil will debut exclusively on Netflix on March 18th at 12:01 PST.