Friday, January 1, 2016

"Daredevil" Season Two Characters Revealed

Daredevil Season 2
Netflix shared a new "Daredevil" season 2 teaser at New York Comic Con, and thankfully, attendees aren't the only ones who get to see it. The short preview is only 30 seconds, but it manages to intrigue, as well as give fans a first (if ever so brief) look at the Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung).

After pushing through a minute and a half of recap and hype from season 1, the new teaser shows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) in a church pew with Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) and Froggy (Elden Henson). "Why do I still feel guilty?" we hear Matt ask Father Lantom (Peter McRobbie). "Guilt can be a good thing," the priest responds. "It’s the soul’s call to action, the indication that your work is not yet finished."

Official photos revealed via Entertainment Weekly features Daredevil chained to a chimney on the roof of a building while Frank Castle looms over him, wielding a gun.

The other photo features Matt Murdock (Daredevil’s lawyer-by-day persona) getting some instruction in billiards from Karen Page. Over at ScreenCrush, a scan of the issue’s interior feature on Daredevil offers a shot of Yung as Electra.

Along with providing the first photos from the second season of the Netflix series, EW also features some insight from the series' cast and creative team about the dynamic between its titular hero and his new supporting cast members — some of whom might not have the best interests of Daredevil (or his city) in mind.

"Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people — the way we force Matt — to second-guess themselves," showrunner Doug Petrie told EW.

"Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t. We have not shied away from the rich, complicated reality of Now. If you’ve got a gun and you’re not the police, you’re going to incite strong feelings. We’re stirring the pot and we’re aware of the headlines where we live and we’re trying to get people to think."

As for Elektra, Daredevil's long and complicated relationship with Yung’s character in the comics has led to some of the hero’s most memorable story arcs, and the "Daredevil" series' creative team seems to be well aware of the duo’s history.

"Matt’s a deeply moral, complicated guy and she’s just the best bad girlfriend you can possibly have," said Petrie of Elektra. "She does everything wrong and attractive, she’s his id, the wild side. Matt is always taming his wild side. Elektra just lets it out. He's both repulsed and deeply drawn to that."

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