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Marvel Daredevil Season 2 Release Date and Cast: Elektra Coming, Possible Involvement with Captain America 3: Civil War

( [email protected] ) Jul 20, 2015 04:22 PM EDT
Netflix and Marvel knew they had a hit once audiences binge-watched Daredevil, a series based on a Marvel comic book about a blind lawyer who fights crime with super-senses and a superb fighting style.  Season 2 will bring about some interesting developments, including Elektra, a fan-favorite character from the comics.  There is also the possibility of Daredevil being tied-in with Captain America: Civil War.  This is what is known about Daredevil Season 2 Release Date and News Update.
Coming to Daredevil Season 2 sometime in 2016. Marvel Comics

Netflix and Marvel knew they had a hit once audiences binge-watched Daredevil, a series based on a Marvel comic book about a blind lawyer who fights crime with super-senses and a superb fighting style.  Season 2 will bring about some interesting developments, including Elektra, a fan-favorite character from the comics.  There is also the possibility of Daredevil being tied-in with Captain America: Civil War.  This is what is known about Daredevil Season 2 Release Date and News Update. 

Marvel has recently announced that casting of Elodie Yung in the role of Elektra for Season 2 of the Netflix series, a very well-known character from the comic-book source material.  Elektra was a fan-favorite character that Daredevil fell for, but was unfortunately killed by an assassin named Bullseye. 

It is not known if Bullseye will be making an appearance on the show, as there hasn't been any casting information on this.  The first season had allusions to these characters, but they were quite subtle.  There is a scene where Matthew Murdock (Daredevil's real name) is talking with his friend and law partner Foggy Nelson, and the latter mentions that Matt had a girlfriend in the past.

There is also a scene in Season 1 where we see a sniper who happens to have a deck of cards near him.  The sniper's face is not seen, but the cards could be a reference to Bullseye, who liked to employ them often. 

MoviePilot suggests that Daredevil, the character and possibly the actor, could somehow bleed into the plotline of Captain America: Civil War.  The third Captain America film is going to debut on May 6, 2016, and it will be the first time that a major comic book crossover event has been brought to film.  Daredevil had a part in that event in the comics, and considering that the Netflix Daredevil series does take place within the context of the Marvel cinematic universe (albeit a darker strain), this could easily happen.  If nothing else, even a cameo of Charlie Cox as Daredevil would bring on the fan service. 

Another well-known Marvel character that will be appearing in Season 2 of Daredevil will be The Punisher. A separate announcement from Marvel states that Jon Bernthal, an actor best known for his roles on The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury, and TV's The Walking Dead, has been cast as The Punisher.  For those who are unaware of this character, he is one of Marvel's most popular superheroes, but he definitely delves into some villain territory. 

The Punisher has even had three movies made about him, and he is most famous for his shirt with the skull emblazed on his chest.  It is not known if Netflix will use that look, but the Punisher, aka Frank Castle, was a war veteran with a family that was killed, and so he takes revenge on the criminals, by any means necessary.  Yes, The Punisher kills his enemies, so I guess that makes him more of an antihero. 

Is Castle going to set the storyline for Season 2?  The Punisher has tried to kill the Kingpin several times in the comics. 

There are some obvious loose ends from Daredevil Season 1 that were left deliberately untied as plotlines for Season 2.  For example, it is pretty obvious that the Kingpin isn't through yet, even though he is in jail.  It is possible that he might still continue his empire from prison, or find some lawyer to bail him out. 

Also, Karen Page is guilty of murdering Kingpin's best friend and assistant Wesley.  Considering that Wilson Fisk has been known to surrender to his darkest side when it comes to grudges, it is obvious that he is going to track down Wesley's killer.  This will lead him inevitably to Karen.  Considering that Karen Page dies in the Daredevil comic, it is possible that this could happen here. 

Fans of Daredevil might want to rejoice as Marvel has announced that Rosario Dawson is going to return for Season 2.  She will be reprising her role as Claire Temple, also known as the Night Nurse.  It is not known what her role will be in Season 2, but the fact that she is on the cast list does give suspicion as to what the long term game plan will be for her. 

In fact, when Dawson signed up to be in Season 2 of Daredevil, she also signed a larger exclusive TV deal which will allow her to appear in Marvel's other Netflix series.  In case you don't know about this deal, Marvel is starting a darker "Netflix-verse" that will consist of four individual shows that will combine to a mini series known as Defenders.  In addition to Daredevil being the first character in the super-team, the other characters who will have their own shows are AKA Jessica (coming to Netflix later this year), Luke Cage (coming in 2016), and Iron Fist (TBD). 

A recent article from Forbes reveals that the plan is that all shows will have 13 episodes, with The Defenders having 8 of its own.  Whether or not there is a long-term plan for these in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to be known.  Apart from the teaming with The Defenders, that still leaves what to do with Daredevil Season 2.

Whatever the case, it doesn't look like Daredevil Season 2 will return to Netflix until sometime in 2016.