Late last year in the midst of Marvel and Netflix filming season 2 of Daredevil, they added another face to the cast. Stpehen Rider joined the show as Blake Tower and as shown throughout the second season, he played a big role and was set up for a bigger role in the future. With him now being the Distict Attorney, there are plenty of viable reasons for him to journey outside of Hell’s Kitchen to encounter some of the other heroes roaming New York.
Rider recently talked to iDigitalTimes about his experience working with Marvel and about the chances we see him again. We know thanks to Charlie Cox that The Defenders, which recently named its showrunners, will start shooting later this year. When asked if we could see Blake Tower interacting with the team, Rider is as much in the dark as we are.
Based on what I’ve read, there’s not even a script for it. Right now they are still casting for Iron Fist, so I think that’s where they’re at right now. I’m in the guessing game like you.
With The Defenders looking to be coming out directly after Iron Fist and no date announced for season 2 of Jessica Jones, we are still waiting for an announcement on when season 3 of Daredevil will happen. When that season does roll around – and do not be afraid because it will – will Rider reprise his role then?
I would imagine you will find out around the same time I find out about Season 3, but I would love to be a part of it.
Following season 2 of Daredevil, the devil of Hell’s Kitchen is seemingly more open to accepting help than before. According to Rider, this is out of necessity and the growing world that Daredevil has found himself involved in.
Daredevil has gotten to the point where he is seeking help from other people because he’s been trying to do everything by himself. The world of Hell’s Kitchen, and New York City at large, is becoming huge. You can tell that it seems like he doesn’t know all the answers.
Prior to even stepping foot on set or officially getting the role, Rider was a big fan of what Marvel was doing. Rider was so excited to have the chance to get involved, he was campaigning the other people in his life to catch up on what Marvel and Netflix were up to.
It was a dream come true because it was my favorite show last year. I’ve seen most of the [ Marvel ] movies, if not all of them. It just so happened I watched the first season [ Daredevil] in a week. [When I auditioned for it]…I was literally telling everyone I know, ‘You’ve gotta watch this new show.’
Rider can be seen in season 2 of Daredevil which is currently available exclusively on Netflix.