Marvel’s Daredevil debuted as a Netflix Original all the way back in April 2015, and since then has become very popular between Netflix and Marvel fans alike. It’s also been confirmed that season 2 of Daredevil has spawned a spin-off series based on the Punisher (Played by Jon Bernthal). Below we have laid out everything we currently know about the third season of Daredevil including its release date, role in ‘The Defenders’ and all the latest news.
Matt Murdock is a lawyer living in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and during an accident as a child was unfortunately blinded by acid. But from this misfortune came a great gift, Matt was trained to hone his heightened senses to allow him to overcome his lack of sight and develop quite a skill for fighting crime.
As well as being the first of the Defenders to Debut on Netflix, many fans argue that it is the best, and exactly what fans of the original comic book envisioned for the series. Matt often finds himself juggling his personal and career life between his ever-present determination to keep his city free of crime. Even if that does mean taking the largest crime boss in the city head on, Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio).
Along with the sinister Wilson Fist, the second season introduces the ex-military/ex-family man Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), a man on a brutal mission for revenge, who will not rest until the gangs responsible for the death of his family are irradiated from New York City. Frank Castle played such a big role in the second season and could even make an appearance in future seasons of Daredevil. We talk more about The Punisher’s spin-off series later on.
A current list of the cast confirmed to be returning for season 3:
- Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil)
- Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson)
- Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page)
- Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple)
Although it has not been officially announced, it is rumored that Vincent D’Onofrio is to return as Wilson Fisk.
Role in ‘The Defenders’
Overall four Marvel Netflix series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) they all share 1 critical overarching villain. ‘The Hand’, a dark ninja order that is determined to spread their influence over the world, including New York City, and on the 18th of August all four heroes will combine their powers and efforts against this evil force.
We’re all looking forward to seeing how the four hero’s and their ego’s clash on our screens in August, especailly as many of them prefer to fight alone. It would also be interesting to see the difference in Morals, as Daredevil refuses to kill anyone.
It is clear that not just Matt’s crime fighting skills are going to come in handy, as the Offical Trailer reveals Murdock introducing himself to Jessica Jones as her Lawer, we can safely assume he manages to drop her charges.
The Punisher Spin-off Series
As we have mentioned before, Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher is getting his own Netflix series that began filming in 2016. Frank Castle/The Punisher was first introduced in the second season of Daredevil and was an instant hit with fans, with many wanting more from the somewhat crazed killer. And that’s exactly what we’re getting, the series is due to release in late 2017, soon after the conclusion of The Defenders. We will have more details about the show closer to the time, so make sure you keep an eye out.
Season 3 Release Date
Due to the timelines, Daredevil will be set to return sometime after the events of The Defenders, so it is highly likely that season 3 will spend some time dealing with the fallout caused by the series.
Initially, it was thought that Season 3 was due to hit our screens sometime in 2017, but it has unfortunately come clear that we will not be seeing the new season of Daredevil until 2018, most likely sometime in April, August or September.
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