With only a few days left before the highly anticipated second season of Daredevil debuts, Marvel and Netflix have decided to blow the lid on the story surrounding the project. With new looks at Daredevil, The Punisher and Elektra in costume, this final trailer treads dangerously close to spoiler territory. Take a look!
Where the season 2 debut trailer focused on Jon Bernthal’s Punisher, and the second trailer focused on how Elektra (Elodie Yung) would fit into the larger Daredevil tapestry, this final trailer offers a deep dive into what the larger story of the season will entail. Featuring an ominous voice over by Stick (Scott Glenn), the onus seems to be on the mystical threat hinted at in the first season. The Hand looks to play a major role, as do the enigmatic “Black Sky” children teased last year. While concrete details as to what The Hand are up to or this larger mystery pertains to are scarce, there are enough hints here to start piecing things together.
With so much emphasis on the fantastical elements, its safe to assume that the Daredevil/Punisher storyline will not be the main focus. More likely, Frank Castle will act as a rival of sorts in the first half of the season and be persuaded in the back half to help Daredevil fend off whatever larger evil rears its head. As much as I would love to see the two vigilantes duke it out for a whole 13 episodes, this approach does lend itself to longer form storytelling and has potential to leak into the other Netflix series (like the freshly cast Iron Fist).
With only 3 days left to wait, it won’t be long at all before our questions are answered. Are you excited for Daredevil‘s return? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest!
Daredevil season 2 arrives on Netflix March 18th, 2016.