'Daredevil' Stars Talk Season 2 and Punisher

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 6:35PM
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 6:35PM
'Daredevil' Stars Talk Season 2 and Punisher
Daredevil's season 2 premiere is less than two months away, so excitement is high for the sophomore season featuring a full-fledged Daredevil for the entire season along with the additions of Elektra and the Punisher. Realistically, the show could feel very different this season with these changes, and stars Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) spoke about these changes at the TCA Press Tour.

According to Woll, the Punisher replacing Kingpin as the main villain for the new season doesn't actually change the tone as much as fans might expect. She says:

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"I don't know if this speaks to things being different – it might actually speak to things being the same – but something really interesting is that, even though the villain in the first season was Kingpin, and this year we have The Punisher, I actually find that I call them Wilson Fisk and Frank Castle more often than I call them by their villain names. I think that that speaks to what our show is trying to do, and that all of these people are people first, and then they are the superhero or supervillain. What you saw with Vincent, and what you will see with what Elodie [Yung, Elektra] and Jon [Bernthal, Punisher] bring to it, is that these are human beings first, and they are complex people who take on these personas to help them get done what they have to do."
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Sounds pretty Daredevily, but Woll later states how the new characters will affect the series' tone:

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"What The Punisher and Elektra bring is the more extreme side of Daredevil. Daredevil has this code of he won't kill people, and he has boundaries that he has decided make him right and anyone who crosses them wrong. But, who's to say that his boundaries are right? I think the questions that we're asking throughout this season are, who decides who is a hero and who is not? Why does one way work better than the other? Does that even matter? I think Foggy and Karen certainly get caught up in that discussion. I think that's about all we can say."
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As for Henson, he speaks of the new energy the new characters brought to the set:

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"This is just from a personal standpoint, but the energy and excitement that people bring, being new on the show, gets us all super pumped. When we heard Jon was going to play The Punisher, I know I was like, 'That's perfect casting!' He's like an exposed nerve. He's just really, really intense. I was excited. We just have such a great group of people on our show, with cast and crew and everyone, so any time we can get more people at the party, it's always good."
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It definitely sounds like it's going to be good. Hurry up and get here already, March 18!

Via: Collider.
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