The new season of Daredevil arrives in 2016, and to start the hype engine, Entertainment Weekly has new images to tease the heck out of the show.
The first image features Daredevil and The Punisher, with Daredevil losing the upper hand.
Season two also features the introduction of Elektra, who was mentioned in passing during a season one flashback sequence, which should be interesting to see if the showrunners keep that as part of the story of if Elektra is introduced in a totally different way.
Anyway, back to Frank Castle:
Created by Gerry Conway and John Romita, Sr. in 1974, the Punisher is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children, who were killed by the mob during a shootout in New York City’s Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry. His family’s killers were the first to be slain. A war veteran of the U.S. military, Frank Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare, and a wide variety of weapons.
That’s the comic book version, which means we may see something like this in the Netflix show, or we may see something completely different. James Hibberd, who wrote the EW piece was able to visit the set and gives a rundown of his experience, and maybe a different take on the character.
“Whether he’s a hero or a villain is left open to interpretation (and has long been argued both ways by fans online), but the first couple episodes will definitely have many viewers supporting his techniques.”
There’s also going to be a lot more sexy sexy in season two according to the article, as the action between Matt and Karen starts to heat up. Daredevil was the first Netflix series, and it seems that even with the intense violence, everyone was playing it cool to see how audiences reacted. If feedback from Daredevil lead to the sex scenes in AKA Jessica Jones, then Daredevil sex could be intense, too.
Is that something fans will want to see? Should the Netflix series be taking a MAX Comics approach to telling these street level stories?
For those not familiar with MAX Comics, the imprint of Marvel was started in 2001 that told R-rated tales featuring characters like Jessica Jones – Alias was the first series in the imprint’s line, Blade, Cage, The Punisher, and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu to name a few. MAX Comics ended in 2010 with the Deadpool Max series.
The entire EW article is worth checking out, especially if you want to see Karen and Matt playing pool together.