Well, now we’ve heard from just about everyone involved with Marvel’s Netflix series and while they have all danced around a potential Punisher spin-off in their own ways, there’s one key thing they have in common: none of them have said no. (Also, the trades have already stated they’re reaching out to potential showrunners, so make of that what you will.)
Jeph Loeb may be the most important guy to not say no to The Punisher series and yesterday, in an interview with Slashfilm, Loeb didn’t confirm we’d ultimately get a Jon Bernthal led Punisher series, but he made it clear that Marvel TV is very open to working with Netflix on the project:
“Look, I’m never going to discourage a network from looking at one of our characters and encouraging us to do more,” Loeb said of the potential Punisher spin-off. “That’s my job, but it’s certainly not how we enter the arena. We go into the arena to tell a story. If we are lucky enough that through the writing, through the direction, through the actor that people want to see more of that person, terrific. That’s certainly not the beginning and the end goal. The beginning goal is always: what is the best 13 episodes of Daredevil season two?”
For those of you that have been reading between the lines, Loeb simply reinforces the idea that The Punisher is likely to see a series order at Netflix at some point in time.
And while The Punisher has been the main focus over the weekend, with the new of the spin-off hitting just a day before the streaming service took the stage at the TCAs, let’s not forget, he isn’t the only new character in Daredevil season two. This season, they’ll be bringing along yet another fan-favorite when Elodie Yung takes on the role of Elektra. According to Loeb, while Matt is able to detect when people are lying, he’s unable to decipher whether Elektra is lying or not due to his feelings towards her – this will make for an interesting switch-up in the second season, as well for the character.
“I think one of the things that’s dynamic about Elodie’s performance is that you never quite know if Elektra’s telling you the truth,” Loeb said. “Matt, who has this sort of ability to be a human lie detector, because he’s emotionally attached to her, it skews his ability to be able to know whether or not she’s telling the truth or he’s being manipulated, or is she actually not manipulating him? That kind of interaction, and I think the natural emotion that was going on between Charlie and Elodie that we captured on film, added a great deal of spark to it. Particularly, given that Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) is an equally strong and independent woman who has her own story that’s going on throughout the series. As you will watch it unfold, you get very caught up in the push and pull of Matt Murdock’s life.”
The second season of Daredevil is set to hit on March 18th, 2016!
Source: Slashfilm (http://www.slashfilm.com/daredevil-season-2-elektra-punisher/).