Official Images from Daredevil Season 2 Preview Face-Off with Punisher, Elodie Yung's Elektra

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 10:54AM
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 10:54AM
Official Images from Daredevil Season 2 Preview Face-Off with Punisher, Elodie Yung's Elektra
The first teaser for Daredevil season 2 generated a huge amount of excitement, especially for Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle and Elodie Yung's Elektra. Now, EW has new official set images from the Marvel/Netflix show, as well as more information about both iconic characters and the arc of the upcoming season.

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Frank Castle, an antiheroic vigilante who is willing to kill to clean up the streets, is being presented as a morally divisive figure, who will cause both Matt and the audience to question their views of vigilantism and justice, especially in light of current events:

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"Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we're also going to force people - the way we force Matt - to second-guess themselves," showrunner Doug Petrie told EW. "Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you've got a gun and you're not the police you're going to incite strong feelings. We're stirring the pot and we're aware of the headlines where we live and we're trying to get people to think."
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The season will likely touch on police brutality, as well as military violence, since Frank Castle is an ex-Special Forces soldier.

Opening quote
"This character has resonated with law enforcement and military," said Bernthal. "He's brought the war home with him in the worst possible way. And the best thing about him is that if he offends you, he just doesn't care."
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Elektra, for her part, will be introduced as Matt's college girlfriend, who serves as a foil for his other love interest, Karen Page:

Opening quote
"Matt's a deeply moral complicated guy and she's just the best bad girlfriend you can possibly have," said Petrie. "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."
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The next season will also have a much faster pace than the first. While last season of Daredevil was a slow burn, not even introducing Kingpin for the first several episodes, the sequel season will open with a huge action scene and introduce Punisher right away.

Opening quote
"The advantage of any sequel is you can dive right in," said Petrie. "We hit the ground running and then we ran as fast as we f-ing could."
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Daredevil season 2 comes out sometime in 2016.
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