At long last, fans waiting for the “Daredevil” Season 2 release date have finally been given what they want. In a new and hauntingly beautiful religious-themed teaser trailer Marvel Studios and Netflix announced that the Man Without Fear will return in 2016.
The promo video reveals that all 13 episodes of the comic book-based TV series will drop on Netflix March 18 for subscribers worldwide. Unfortunately, despite fans eagerly anticipating their first real look at what’s in store for Matt Murdock and his intrepid band of friends in the new year, the teaser doesn’t contain any new plot information or footage.
Instead, the 1:39-second video (below) shows some of the more memorable visuals from Season 1 redone as oil paintings on the ceiling of a cathedral. As the camera pans over each panel, audio clips from the scenes in question ring out through the echoed room. When it’s over, a painting of Daredevil in full costume stands at the top center of the mural with almost every character from Season 1 on his left or right and a panicked city of civilians on the street below him. In the clouds, an unmistakable, and very familiar, skull is visible. A similar image was released by Netflix and Marvel as the new official poster for Season 2.
Although the trailer doesn't provide much detail about the season, it’s been previously reported that the biggest draw for fans is the introduction of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), better known to fans of the Marvel Comics Universe as The Punisher. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) spent last season learning that he doesn’t need to be a killer in order to be an instrument of justice in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Castle, on the other hand, decided to take a very different approach to stopping crime. In the comic books, the anti-hero clashes with Daredevil over his philosophy of simply killing criminals rather than allowing the justice system to take control. While it may sound like The Punisher is going to be the new villain of the season, like Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) was in Season 1, things are much more complicated than that.
In addition to The Punisher, Daredevil’s old college flame will return. Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) will find her way back to Matt’s life in Season 2, but she’s hardly the girl he once knew. In the comic books, Elektra spent the years that they were apart becoming a master assassin that also blurs the line between just and unjust killings for Daredevil.
Although not much is known about how exactly these people will be introduced in Murdock’s life or what they’ll want once they’re there, the building blocks are certainly in place for another dark and wild adventure for the blind defender in “Daredevil” Season 2.