Marvel’s Daredevil season 2 is but a few days away from its premiere date on Netflix (at the time of writing this) – hence, Marvel is taking advantage of the time left until then to crank up expectations for the series’ return as high as they will go. Charlie Cox is reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil along with his season 1 costars Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), but the two key newcomers to the series – Frank Castle/The Punisher (now played by Jon Bernthal) and Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) – continue to serve as the primary focus for the Daredevil season 2 marketing campaign.
Case in point: Marvel/Netflix has, over the past couple of months, released two Daredevil season 2 trailers: one focused around The Punisher, the other around Elektra and the resurgent Yakuza, along with a newly-emerged threat to Hell’s Kitchen: a deadly ninja clan known as The Hand. Both of these Daredevil season 2 plot/character elements collide in the newly-released final trailer for Daredevil season 2, which you can watch below.
The final Daredevil season 2 trailer is certainly a no-holds-barred preview of the dangers that lie ahed for The Man Without Fear this season, with Matt’s old mentor Stick (Scott Glenn) aptly declaring Hell’s Kitchen to be “Ground Zero” for a war that’s bigger than even the mob war that ensued between Wilson Fisk/Kinpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) and his enemies during Daredevil season 1. What with the slick cinematography, impressive production values, and the sheer amount of action-packed footage on display in this final season 2 preview, you would be forgiven for assuming this trailer is for a Daredevil movie, not a TV series. Upside of that is, Daredevil season 2 showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will have some thirteen hours to cover all of these plots beats, rather than the 2-3 hours that a film would’ve allowed for.
Thus far, Daredevil season 2 is shaping up to be nearly as exciting an “event” for comic book movie/TV show fans of all shades as such upcoming blockbusters as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War – judging by the latest trailer footage that has been released for Daredevil season 2, in particular. No doubt, Daredevil season 2 will prove to have some flaws at the end of the day (same as season 1 did), but early buzz for the episodes that lie ahead is likewise quite positive right now. Consider this the final call to get onboard the Daredevil hype train.
Here is the official synopsis for Marvel’s Daredevil season 2:
Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.
Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.
Daredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix on March 18th, 2016, followed by Luke Cage season 1 on September 30th, 2016. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced.