Marvel’s Netflix show Daredevil gave us a small peek under the mask with news that iconic assassin Elektra might throw her sais in Season 2, but the comic company may have hit a much bigger target. Marvel has reportedly set its sights on Jason Statham as Daredevil antagonist Bullseye, while the Man Without Fear’s second season may also set up a major Spider-Man connection.
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Marvel’s TV universe has long-proven rocky to chart against the cinematic ventures, crossovers often occurring at face value, if at all. Now, a new report suggests that the TV branch may court a larger presence in the next few years, including new series outside of ABC and Netflix, a Doctor Strange crossover with The Defenders, and perhaps even a long-awaited Black Widow project.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil draws much more from street-level crime dramas like The Wire than its Avengers predecessors, but that hasn’t stopped the parody parade from finding some fantastic fits. Daredevil, dressed as Law & Order, and frighteningly perfect at that? We’ll take eight!
Marvel’s renewal of Daredevil Season 2 threw off projections of how Netflix’s Defenders might unfold, but with ol’ Hornhead given a bit more breathing room, Season 2 may yet dive into some fan-favorites absent from the first year. Elektra seemed like the likeliest of targets, and may yet have been confirmed for 2016 via leaked audition videos.
Despite accidentally leaking just hours before the launch, Daredevil’s iconic red suit proved among the more hotly-anticipated aspects of Marvel’s first Netflix series. Its finale debut was met with somewhat less enthusiasm, though now Marvel has revealed new concept art and an in-depth analysis of designer Ryan Meinerding’s take on the famed costume.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil left the future of Rosario Dawson’s Night Nurse character Claire Temple somewhat open-ended, but with Matt Murdock confirmed for a second season, Dawson is officially on board as well. Plus … what other Defenders series might the character pop up in?
The Punisher has been making the gossip rounds as Daredevil cast and creators espouse their interest in seeing Frank Castle go up against Netflix’s Defenders. We don’t yet know if Marvel intends to rebirth the Punisher for the MCU, but should anyone don the famous skull emblem, a certain Tom Hardy would like to throw his hat in the ring.
Marvel’s TV universe has plenty of balls to juggle for the moment, between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., its spinoff and side-project, as well as the Netflix Defenders, and it seems we may have another name in the mix. Ryan Phillippe has reportedly entered talks for a role in one of the new Netflix series, but might he be our Iron Fist?
Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has previously spoken of his interest in a second Netflix season, though the Marvel drama has since revealed its renewal plans without DeKnight at the helm. Now, series star Charlie Cox has his own thoughts on where Daredevil Season 2 might go, including Defenders ties, Avengers crossover, and even The Punisher.
The breakout success of Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil left many a fan uncertain when we’d see ol’ Hornhead again, given the Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist series leading into The Defenders. Now, we can count ourselves the fans without fear, as Netflix has officially confirmed Daredevil Season 2 for 2016, albeit with a bit of creative change.