New York Comic-Con was the venue where Marvel and Netflix first showed-off footage from Daredevil to those in attendance a year ago. Since then, the series was released via the streaming service and has gained wide acclaim from both critics and fans alike. As such, a second season of Daredevil was quickly given the green light and is now set to hit Netflix sometime in 2016.
Most of the main cast from the first season will return in season 2, including Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. In addition, season 2 will also see the debut of two very important characters to the Daredevil storyline — Jon Bernthal as the Punisher and Elodie Yung as Elektra. In fact, rumors have said previously that season 2 is being described by the crew as “Daredevil vs. The Punisher,” which likely means Bernthal’s character will play a central role.
New York Comic-Con has been buzzing this past week with many big comic book and film stories breaking at the annual convention. Today was no different, as the Marvel/Netflix panel kicked off with a bang by showing attendees the first footage of Daredevil season 2. Descriptions are already making their way online (via IGN), which says the footage begins with a brief montage of season 1 before getting to the good stuff.
The scenes feature Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, and Karen Page together in a church, where Matt questions, “Why do I still feel guilty?” In response, Father Lantom (Peter McRobbie) tells him “Fear can be a good thing.” The scene then switches to another montage, this time showing elements of season 2, starting off with Daredevil in his new suit descending a dirty staircase.
Following that, there are glimpses of both Elodie Yung’s Elektra and Jon Bernthal’s Punisher. Reportedly, a quick shot of Elektra shows her pulling what is described as “a veil-type mask” across her lower face, followed by bullets being picked up from a crime scene. To cap it all off, the Punisher is first teased with Karen, seen looking at “an x-ray-type image of a stylized skull,” and then, finally, the Punisher walks down what appears to be hallway in a hospital carrying a gun, with him in voice-over simply saying “Beg.”
The footage itself is apparently quite short, with shots of both Elektra and the Punisher being remarkably brief (Jon Bernthal’s face is never shown, apparently). However, based off the footage, it seems that season 2 will maintain the same dark, gritty tone of season 1.
Given that season 2 is not set to hit Netflix until next year, it’s unlikely that what attendees were shown at NYCC will find its way online — or perhaps a full-blown trailer sometime soon.
Daredevil season 1 is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones will be made available starting November 20th, 2015, followed by Luke Cage season 1 and Daredevil season 2 in 2016. Iron Fist and The Defenders will arrive sometime thereafter.