At long last, fans of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” were rewarded for their devotion to the hero from Hell’s Kitchen with a very brief teaser trailer for Season 2. Not only did the teaser give people their first look at two new characters joining the series for its 2016 run, but it set the stakes for the hero’s latest adventure.
The trailer, which was presented to the crowd at 2015 New York Comic-Con, is mostly just a sizzle reel of some of the best shots of Season 1, interspersed with quotes from critics about how insanely wonderful the series was. However, in the last few seconds of the clip, which can be viewed below via Twitter, devoted fans were finally allowed a first official look at both Elektra (Elodie Yung) and The Punisher (Jon Bernthal).
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The Season 2 portion of the teaser begins with Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) asking his priest, Father Lantom (Peter McRobbie), why he still feels guilty after the events of last season.
“Guilt can be a good thing,” he responds. “It’s a soul’s call to action. The indication that your work is not yet finished.”
As he speaks, shots of Matt, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) flash across the screen. In addition, fans get to see Yung don her iconic maroon face mask, meaning the only teaser we’ve had of her character, Elektra Natchios, has been in costume. Perhaps the final cherry on top of the vague teaser is in the form of Jon Bernthal, clearly in character as Frank Castle, walking through a hospital for an unknown reason. Marvel hasn’t yet revealed whether The Punisher will be introduced to Murdock as an ally or adversary, but judging by the teaser trailer, as well as The Punisher’s predilection for murdering bad guys, odds are good it’s the latter option. Perhaps The Punisher will pick up the moral dilemma faced by Daredevil that Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) began - do you need to kill to make a difference in crime?
Season 2 of “Daredevil” drops on Netflix in 2016. The show will follow the series premiere of Marvel’s “Jessica Jones," which debuts Nov. 20.
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