The first teaser poster for Daredevil season 3 is here. Marvel and Netflix launched their partnership back in 2015 with the first season of Daredevil. Starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights crime in a different way at night, Daredevil was a major hit. The companies fast-tracked a second season ahead of The Defenders that introduced Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung). It was after the crossover event, though, that the story for season 3 was put in motion.
As far as the Marvel/Netflix universe is concerned, Matt Murdock is dead/missing. This allows Daredevil season 3 to adapt the Frank Miller "Born Again" comic book storyline in broad strokes. The first teaser for Daredevil season 3 showed the darkness that is taking over the vigilante, as he said he'd rather die as Daredevil than live as Matt Murdock.
The darkness continues to be the theme for Daredevil season 3 with the first teaser poster proclaiming, "Let there be darkness." The all-red scheme simply shows a cross at a grave with Daredevil's mask sitting on top of it, with the New York skyline barely visible behind it. Check it out below:
Religion is a major part of Daredevil, so the continued use of crosses and cathedrals fits. Even the "Let there be darkness" line is a clear reversal on Genesis 1:3 where God said "Let there be light." The biblical aspects to the poster don't stop there either, as the official Daredevil Twitter account used Job 30:26 as the caption in their tweet sharing the poster. That verse reads, "Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness." This parallels Daredevil's struggles as a vigilante, as he wants to protect his city, but learns the more he fights back, the more evil rises.
The first two seasons of Daredevil are filled with Matt's Catholic beliefs and these struggles and those may be an even bigger part of season 3. The teaser trailer for the next season only features Matt in his original black Daredevil suit in a confessional. Plus, with Matt's mother Sister Maggie (Joanne Whalley) being featured, viewers may get to see a different side to Matt's beliefs. His faith, morality, and much more will be tested as Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) terrorizes his life and those of the people closest to him. It should all make for a potentially great season, and hopefully it won't be too much longer before everyone gets to see it.
Daredevil season 3 will debut on Netflix in 2018.