San Diego Comic-Con is often filled with big reveals and fun celebrity news, and this year is no different. However, fans of Marvel's Daredevil have even more reason to be thrilled, because executive producer Jeph Loeb announced during Thursday's Luke Cage panel that Daredevil has been renewed by Netflix for a third season. Attendees quickly took to social media to express their joy, and not long after, Daredevil's official Twitter account confirmed the renewal with a teaser video.
As exciting as this news is, it's not exactly unexpected, considering how extremely popular Daredevil is. But the announcement has got fans wondering where the show will go now. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) was at somewhat of a crossroads at the end of the second season, so it'll be interesting to see how his professional, personal and crime-fighting lives progress. With all the discussion and speculation about where the storyline could be headed, let's take a look at what Season 3 could entail.
We Should See Karen's Reaction
Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) and Matt began a romantic relationship during the second season of Daredevil. However, their happiness appeared to be short lived. Once Nelson (Elden Henson) and Murdock got involved in Frank Castle's (Jon Bernthal) case, Matt was struggling to juggle work and his nightly crime-fighting duties. Not only that, but he had to deal with his own issues — mainly Electra — which meant that he was often sneaking off from work or never showing up at all. What infuriated Karen was that he would never explain his whereabouts.
After two seasons of keeping Karen in the dark, Matt decided that now was the time to reveal all. Handing her his Daredevil mask, Matt revealed his secret alter ego to Karen. It was the ultimate cliffhanger — she finally knew. How will she react to the knowledge that her blind boss and boyfriend spends his nights running around Hell's Kitchen defending the defenseless? You may recall during the first season, when Karen was one of the only people to defend the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. Moreover, Matt as Daredevil has rescued Karen from danger on multiple occasions. Will she be mad at Matt for endangering himself, mad at Matt for lying to her, or perhaps disgusted at him for breaking the law? Only time will tell.
Time For A New Villain. Could Bullseye Be The Target?
The previous seasons of Daredevil have included infamous Marvel characters, so we're assuming that Season 3 will be no different. With Matt having taken down Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) and crossed paths with Frank Castle, one could argue that now is the perfect time for a new adversary — and who better than Bullseye?
This psychopathic assassin is one of the most infamous Marvel villains and one of the most popular comic book characters ever, with IGN listing him at No. 20 in its "Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time." While Bullseye has never been mentioned in Daredevil, that doesn't mean we're unlikely to see him as the next Big Bad.
Colin Farrell portrayed Bullseye in the 2003 Daredevil film, but the Netflix version world requires a darker approach to the character. In the comics, Bullseye has a vendetta against Daredevil, so maybe he could be someone that Matt has previously crossed paths with. There are so many possibilities with this character and it would certainly be rewarding to see him featured in Season 3, even in a small capacity.
The Punisher's Return?
It's now a known fact that Bernthal's Punisher will be getting his own Netflix/Marvel series, but we need to remember that we first met Frank Castle in Daredevil. Season 2 spent a lot of time on the character's trial, highlighting the fact that although Castle spilled a lot of blood, he was getting revenge for what happened to his family, which cast him as somewhat of a sympathetic character. Moreover, through Karen, we actually got to know Castle as a person and less a commodity.
The storyline culminated with Frank Castle leaving — most likely fleeing — Hell's Kitchen. With the news of Daredevil's renewal, it's entirely possible that Castle will pop up again in the future, or perhaps Matt will pop up on the Punisher's solo Netflix series. Who knows? But one thing's for sure: These two are destined to continuously cross paths.
Fisk Returning To Power?
Wilson Fisk is Marvel's ultimate mastermind, but in this Netflix universe, he has been stewing behind bars ever since Daredevil took him down at the end of the first season. He made a limited appearance in Season 2 and it appeared as if he had taken over the prison, so it's entirely possible we haven't seen the last of Fisk. Perhaps his brief storyline in Season 2 served to highlight how in control of the situation he really is.
In fact, Fisk could probably use his prison contacts to bust him out, but one could argue that he's too smart to conduct a common prison break. Fisk knows how to play the game better than anyone, and Matt had better watch out because Fisk is still out for blood — Daredevil's blood.
Of course there is always the possibility that Season 3 will feature a completely unpredictable new story arc, which I would be totally cool with, too. Marvel's Daredevil continues to exceed expectations and we're all incredibly excited for its third season.
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