It’s pretty hard for 2016 to not feel like it’s really far away when “Daredevil” Season 2 just keeps sounding better. Most recently, the Marvel Television and Netflix universe’s resident series-crossover actress, Rosario Dawson, shared her thoughts on the show’s addition of the Punisher.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced the big news in early June that actor Jon Bernthal, formerly of “The Walking Dead,” would bring Frank Castle to life in Season 2 of “Daredevil” next year. The Punisher is one of the most controversial figures in the Marvel comic-book world because of his predilection to shoot first and ask questions later. This rubs Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) and his adamant belief in the justice system the wrong way on multiple occasions.
With Season 2 of the series so far away -- and “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” premiering first -- little is known about what will happen when these two comic-book titans meet in 2016. Dawson, the actress who will function as the glue connecting the various Netflix shows to one another, opened up about how the Punisher will shake things up for “Daredevil.”
“That’s going to raise the stakes so much more, because Matt Murdock almost behaves like the Punisher in the first season,” Dawson told MTV News. “[Matt] crosses the line quite often, so it’s going to be really interesting to see how they differentiate them and where that goes.”
As for her future in “Daredevil” and how she will be worked into the other series -- not only “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” but also “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” -- the actress was tight-lipped.
“I have no idea how they’re wanting me to come back or in which way, shape or form,” Dawson said. “But it’s nice to know that I’ve got a character who does kind of string everyone together and bring all those worlds together.”
While “Daredevil” Season 2 won’t arrive until next year, “Jessica Jones” will drop 13 episodes on Netflix sometime this year.