Season 2 of the American web TV series “Daredevil” created for Netflix has shaken up the core relationships between Matt Murdock a.k.a Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox, Franklin ‘Foggy’ Nelson, played by Elden Henson, and Karen Page, played by Deborah Ann Woll.
While the details remain sketchy at this time, there are rumors saying that the upcoming Season 3 of “Daredevil” shall see further development on the romantic relationship of Matt and Karen.
It is also expected that Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, will return to Season 3 as he already promised back in Season 2 that he would make Matt’s life a living hell, reports The Daily Dot.
“Daredevil” Season 2 also brings forth the character of Frank Castle, played by Jon Bernthal, who became The Punisher by season’s end, and Matt’s longtime love interest turned frenemy Elektra, played by Elodie Yung.
There is little known about the plot for “Daredevil” Season 3. However, viewers are assuming that it would deal with the consequences of what happens after “The Defenders,” which will premiere before Season 3.
The last season of “Daredevil” saw the dissolution of Murdock & Nelson and Murdock revealed his secret identity to Karen Page, so viewers can expect some fallout from those developments and revelations.
Another main adversary for Season 3
Fan favorite character Bullseye is heavily rumored to be one of Daredevil’s main adversaries for Season 3. Colin Farrell played him in the 2003 “Daredevil” film that starred Ben Affleck. Everyone knows that Affleck is now with DC as the Dark Knight.
Jason Statham has been a frequent suggestion for the role, but given how the British action star bashed Marvel movies, that probably won’t come to pass. Regardless, Bullseye has been at the top of many fan theories for a while.
Even Charlie Cox has mentioned how much he wants Bullseye to appear in the TV series. In fact, he told a crowd at Wizard World Pittsburgh back in October that seeing Bullseye in the series is an interesting opportunity.
In the 1986 comic, written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, the Kingpin makes targeted attacks on Matt’s personal life after he learns his identity. Matt subsequently descends into destitution and mental illness.
If the showrunners follow that story arc in Season 3 of “Daredevil,” it could mean dramatic consequences for Matt and the people in his life.
Possible betrayal of Matt
In the comic, Karen gives up Daredevil’s identity to Kingpin. Given how Foggy also knows Matt’s secret identity, either one could end up betraying Matt, especially if Foggy does it to protect someone else.
Kingpin could also call upon Bullseye to make Matt’s life considerably worse.
Charlie Cox mentioned how some of his co-stars don’t even want Bullseye to appear, saying that Deborah Ann Woll obviously does not want Bullseye to show up for obvious reasons.
Elodie Yung, who plays Elektra, doesn’t want Bullseye to show up either because, in the comics, Bullseye famously kills Karen Page and Elektra.
It remains to be seen, of course, if Bullseye would make targets out of those characters or perhaps someone else altogether. One thing’ is certain, though at this time. If Kingpin does make good on his promise in Season 2, Matt’s life and the people in it could be due for a rude awakening in Season 3 of “Daredevil.”
Netflix dropped a teaser trailer for “Daredevil” Season 3 at ComicCon last July. It doesn’t show much, but it at least confirms another season is indeed on the way.
While the streaming service has not announced the air date of “Daredevil” Season 3 but it won’t happen until after the first season of “The Defenders,” which means that the earliest that the blind vigilante will showcase his wares is in 2018.