Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Daredevil season 2 arrives on Netflix in a little over a week and I’m already planning to binge the entire thing in a sitting or two. After all, I’m still high over how much I enjoyed Jessica Jones and the early reviews for this new season suggest that everything that worked about about the first 13 episodes continues to work here. Heck, I’m already planning to have a deep dive on the entire season ready to go the Monday after the premiere. I do this because I care.
And I also do this because there’s a lot of promising stuff going on in Daredevil this season, especially the additions of Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle and Elodie Yung‘s Elektra to the cast. A new teaser has arrived highlighting these new additions, giving us a nice look at their costumes and offering everyone in the comments section something new to fight about.
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The first season of Netflix’s Daredevil took ages to put Charlie Cox in costume, only giving the devil of Hell’s kitchen proper superhero duds in the season finale (and for a single action scene). And even then, the outfit was controversial, with some fans grumbling that he should have just stuck with the pirate pajamas look from the rest of the season.
The mixed reactions to Matt Murdock’s uniform haven’t stopped fans from wondering if season two’s new characters, Frank Castle (better known as the Punisher) and Elektra Natchios (better known as, uh, Elektra) would get to wear their classic costumes. A newly released poster answers that question: yes. For the most part.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Edgar Wright‘s name alone is enough to get us interested in any project he’s involved with, but it certainly doesn’t hurt when he pulls together a fantastic cast to help bring his vision to life. Shooting on his latest, Baby Driver, is already underway with Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza Gonzalez, and now it’s pulling over to pick up one more: Jon Bernthal, whom we’re about to see as the Punisher in Daredevil season 2.
And while Baby Driver has remained somewhat mysterious up to this point, a whole bunch of new details have surfaced about the characters in the film. More on the Baby Driver Jon Bernthal casting and the latest Baby Driver plot details below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last month, rumors emerged that Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle, who is set to debut in the second season of Daredevil, would be getting his own spin-off series on Netflix. And there was much rejoicing, as The Punisher is the exact kind of comic book character who could thrive in the more intimate (and slightly cheaper) television corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But that report may have been a little premature. In a new interview, Marvel Television executive vice president Jeph Loeb says that we need to hold our horses and cool our jets. If there’s a Punisher spin-off in the works, he doesn’t know about it. Or he’s very good about saying he doesn’t know anything about it.
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Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Superheroes who swear to clean up their cities rarely really succeed, probably because if they actually did there’d be no more story to tell. But it sure is fun to watch them try. After putting an end to Wilson Fisk’s reign of terror in season 1, Daredevil will face a possibly even more terrifying adversary in season 2: the Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal.
The new Daredevil season 2 trailer offers a little taste of what Hell’s Kitchen’s newest vigilante has in store for our hero, and it doesn’t look pretty. Despite the fact that they have the same nominal goal — protect Hell’s Kitchen — the Punisher seems to have no use at all for Daredevil, whom he sneeringly dismisses as a “half measure” and a “coward.” And when you get on the Punisher’s bad side, horrible, painful things plan to happen. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, so you know what that means: a new Daredevil season 2 teaser! Well, that’s seemingly what went through the heads of the marketing people at Netflix, who decided that cross-section of people who celebrate this holiday and binge-watch Marvel superhero shows must be large enough to warrant a special teaser trailer. There’s not too much going on here, but it does feature a brief vocal cameo from Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle (otherwise known as the Punisher), so you already know whether or not you want to click play on the video below.
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Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
There are many things we can say about the first season of Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series – Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are great! Foggy sucks! It sags in the middle episodes! It’s really good overall! – but one element stands out above everything else: the action is fantastic. Considering that many modern television shows still half-ass their action scenes with dull coverage cut together in a rapid-fire style, Daredevil was a breath of fresh air. Every fight scene was beautifully shot. Every punch looked like it hurt.
With the second season of the show arriving in a little over a month, news about what we can expect has switched from a slow trickle to geyser mode. Naturally, some of the new chatter revolves around the action scenes, including a sequence that sounds like a direct attempt to top the incredible hallway scene from season one.
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Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Netflix had two Marvel panels for the Television Critics Association, one for Jessica Jones and another for Daredevil. In between panels, Marvel Television Head Jeph Loeb spoke with reporters about the shows. Season two of Daredevil introduces Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) and there is already talk of Bernthal getting his own The Punisher series. There is still a second season of Jessica Jones and launches of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders on the plate, but Loeb is open to spinning off Castle.
After the jump, read Loeb’s comments on a possible Punisher spinoff series — and learn more about what Daredevil‘s other major new character, Elektra, will be up to in season two.
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When Netflix started their relationship with Marvel Studios, their slate was quite ambitious. The streaming service struck a deal for series adaptations of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, all leading up to an assembly of The Defenders. However, it sounds like one more Marvel series may enter the equation, and it’s all because of the second season of Daredevil.
Jon Bernthal will be playing Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in the second season of the first Marvel series to debut on Netflix, and apparently the streaming service and Marvel are so happy with the character that they’re already developing a spin-off series for the vigilante. Find out more below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
While we’ve been oohing and ahhing over the first look at Doctor Strange, the MCU’s TV side has also dropped some interesting new snapshots. Netflix’s Daredevil has just revealed its first official images, featuring two new key players for next season: Frank Castle a.k.a. Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal, and Elektra, played by Élodie Yung. Check ’em out after the jump. Read More »