Marvel's new bid to takeover Netflix got off to an amazing start with the dark, thoroughly entertaining and binge-worthy Daredevil series. Rightfully, the show got picked up for a second season to be released at some point in 2016 when, following late 2015's A.K.A Jessica Jones, we're also scheduled to see the release of Marvel's Luke Cage series on Netflix. A lot of story was packed into Daredevil's first season and we're already getting some hints of what we can expect in Season 2 so let's break it down...
The Return of Elektra
The Marvel true believers, and truly attentive viewers, out there may have picked up on one of the biggest easter eggs that got dropped during the first season of Daredevil when Foggy Nelson made reference to how lucky with the ladies Matt was in college and referred to that "smokin'" Greek girl he was dating. Many fans were quick to pick up that this could be a reference to Elektra Natchios. And with recent audition tapes popping up and quickly being taken down, it looks like steps are being made to cast the role for Daredevil Season 2.
With the introduction of the character of Stick (Scott Glenn) in season one, we got our first hint of organization known as The Chaste. And with the appearance of ninjas and the hints at what else Madam Gao might be involved in - the door was opened to the sinister organization of The Hand, the mortal enemy of The Chaste and one of the main thorns in the side of Daredevil since the character first emerged.
In Elektra's comic book history, after her brief romance with Matt in college, she disappeared when her father was killed and she went into training - eventually having to decide between The Chaste and The Hand and her anger over her father's death led her down the path of the dark side. She emerges as a skilled assassin and when she eventually runs back into Matt as Daredevil she's able to be reformed back into the good guys club.
Keeping an Eye Out for Bullseye
One of the other easter eggs spotted by eagle-eyed viewers in the first season of Daredevil was the nod to Bullseye. In the episode "Condemned" we saw a sniper take out one of the crooked detectives that was at the scene of the bombings and as the guy was going about his business we saw a literal calling card on the sniper's bag that hinted at a brief introduction to the guy who could end up being Bullseye.
Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight spoke to SciFiNow about only being able to hint at certain things like Elektra, The Hand and Bullseye in the first season and made it seem like these were the very subjects that Season 2 would allow the show to expand upon. This mysterious sniper quickly came and went but it was clear that he was working for Kingpin and from the playing card, one of Bullseye's signature weapons, on his bag, there's a good chance this won't be the last we'll see of Bullseye in the MCU. I wouldn't be surprised if this rooftop sniper takes bad fall and we see him getting a surgical upgrade turning him into the beloved villain.
Kingpin the Jailbird
Wilson Fisk has spent a lot of time in jail over the years so it wasn't too much of a surprise to see the character end up behind bars in the season one finale. One of the more memorable Daredevil storylines in recent times saw Daredevil and Kingpin both end up in prison and being forced to work together in order to prevent a prison riot designed to kill both of them. And in a serendipitous turn of events - during the Civil War storyline Wilson Fisk was in jail and scheming against the disoriented superheroes.
But a more likely scenario for Daredevil Season 2 would be to see Wilson Fisk doing what he can to overturn his conviction with the help of his wife Vanessa. In the pages of the Marvel comics, Vanessa was able to convince Matt Murdock to actually take on Kingpin's case in court under the agreement that Fisk would leave Hell's Kitchen (and the entire country) and give up his life of crime. I wouldn't be surprised if we actually see something along these lines of a conflicted Matt Murdock trying to do what's best.
I also wouldn't be surprised if we see the death of Vanessa end up causing Kingpin to forget about whatever promises for a reformed life he may have made and become and even more ruthless and evil villain. However it plays out during Season 2 of Daredevil, I'm sure Kingpin won't be sitting quietly in his cell letting the wheels of justice spin. He probably has more than a few friends in those cell blocks and on the outside to keep him busy.
What do you think? What kind of Daredevil fan fiction have you been cooking up for Season 2? Who else besides Elektra and Bullseye would you like to see turn up in the new season? Do you have a favorite character that hasn't been introduced yet? Take to the comments section below and let us know!