It feels just like yesterday when Netflix served up the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil. In a very similar manner to The Leftovers’ Season 1 opening, this initial teaser trailer for Season 2 of Daredevil depicts a summarizing mural to the tune of an angelic choir. More than likely, the events of the critically acclaimed series are still burned into the memories of fans, but this teaser is a nice refresher that points us in the direction the show is heading.
After a few voice-over clips and vignettes that recap Daredevil’s origin story the teaser quickly turns down a darker path. As a hero with a non-lethal code like Spider-Man or Batman, Daredevil (Charlie Cox) facing off against The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), a man who takes more extreme measures of justice, will be a true test of morality. How will someone so maniacal and gun happy, who believes his acts of violence are righteous and true, affect Daredevil?
The dialogue in the Season 2 teaser definitely steer us toward an answer:
Matt Murdock: “Father, why do I still feel guilty?”
Father Lantom: “Guilt can be a good thing. It’s the soul’s call to action. The indication that your work is not yet finished.”
What could Murdock feel guilty about?
The teaser ends with a wide shot of the church where the Season 1 mural is depicted getting blown to bits by gunfire, more than likely from Frank Castle aka The Punisher. One can only assume that the body count will be high once Castle steps foot into Hell’s Kitchen. Perhaps this is why Daredevil feels guilty, because he isn’t strong enough to stop this mad man?
- One quote from Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin I feel will echo through Season 2 where he says, “Hell’s Kitchen needs to die before it can be reborn.”
Here’s the plot synopsis of the Daredevil Season 2, courtesy of Netflix:
Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.
Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.
Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are acting showrunners for Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, Élodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Stephen Rider, Scott Glenn, and Peter McRobbie. All 13 episodes of Season 2 will be available world wide on Netflix March 18, 2016.