ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

After binge watching the first adrenaline-pumping and ass-kicking season of Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix, fans of the show are eager to see what will come of Matt Murdock in the show's second season, as well as being introduced to some other popular Marvel characters.

Set to join the cast in the next year is Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher, played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal.

Like Daredevil, Frank Castle aims to clean up the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen. But unlike the blind vigilante, The Punisher's moral compass doesn't exactly point due north. The deadly antihero isn't afraid of using highly unethical means to achieve his goal, including torture, kidnapping, and even murder.

First official photo of The Punisher

According to a statement made by Marvel's Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, Bernthal "brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences."

Say hello to Elektra

Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly also released the first official look at Daredevil's love interest and famed fictional assassin, Elektra, played by French actress Élodie Yung.

Daredevil showrunner, Doug Petrie, spoke to EW about her character in relation to Matt Murdoch saying,

"Matt’s a deeply moral complicated guy and she’s just the best bad girlfriend you can possibly have. She does everything wrong and attractive, she’s his id, the wild side. Matt is always taming his wild side. Elektra just lets it out. He’s both repulsed and deeply drawn to that."

From these images alone, it's obvious that things are about to heat up in Hell's Kitchen, and Daredevil season two can't come soon enough.

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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)

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