Daredevil Season 1 on Netflix, got audiences to watch as Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) a masked vigilante whose life is full of misfortune combined with life changing choices that have dire consequences. He came out of it with cuts, bruises and broken ribs, but it sounds like Season 2 (debuts March) will be focused on giving him more mental problems than physical. With the appearance of characters such as The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung), you have to wonder if they have something to do with it. Marvel Television’s head Jeph Loeb:
In introducing the characters of Frank Castle and the character of Elektra, it was to be able to push and pull on Matt. It wasn’t just to have those characters join the ongoing ensemble cast. It actually was to have Frank on the one hand who sees justice in a very black-and-white kind of way, whereas Elektra lives more in the gray or says she lives more in the gray.
While DareDevil and The Punisher will face some major differences in their approaches in handling crime, Elektra having known Matt in the past will have the upper hand , which may play a role in how she might be able to manipulate his mind. Elektra reenters his life, and (Minor Spoiler) that she was the woman that left him originally, but that she has a favor to ask him. Jeph Loeb also said:
I think one of the things that’s dynamic about Elodie’s performance is that you never quite know if Elektra’s telling you the truth. Matt, who has this sort of ability to be a human lie detector, because he’s emotionally attached to her, it skews his ability to be able to know whether or not she’s telling the truth or he’s being manipulated, or is she actually not manipulating him? That kind of interaction, and I think the natural emotion that was going on between Charlie and Elodie that we captured on film, added a great deal of spark to it. Particularly, given that Karen Page is an equally strong and independent woman who has her own story that’s going on throughout the series. As you will watch it unfold, you get very caught up in the push and pull of Matt Murdock’s life.
Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 in its entirety will premier on Friday, March 18.