Daredevil Season Two Will Have a Scene Like the Hallway Fight "On Crack"

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 1:48PM
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 1:48PM
Daredevil Season Two Will Have a Scene Like the Hallway Fight "On Crack"
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Out of the many takeaway moments from Daredevil's first groundbreaking season, the hallway fight scene has emerged as the most iconic, raising the bar for the superhero genre in terms of fight choreography and general filmmaking. According to Charlie Cox, season two of Daredevil will include a scene that's something of an "homage" to the hallway fight scene, but "on crack."



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"In terms of this season, there are a number of really good fights," Cox said at TCA (via IGN). "There is one in particular that I'm really excited about because it's kind of like an homage to that scene, but it's almost like that scene on crack."
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Does this mean that there will be another fight scene shot in a single take? With the introduction of more Marvel characters like Punisher and Elektra, could the "on crack" comment mean that multiple superheroes will be fighting in a dark, cramped, Oldboy-esque environment? It's unclear what this comment means exactly, but Jon Bernthal assured fans that the introduction of Frank Castle and Elektra will raise the stakes considerably.

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"I think once you introduce a character like Frank Castle, once you introduce a character like Elektra, the stakes are raised a little bit in terms of the fighting," Bernthal said. "All of the sudden you're talking about weapons. Different questions are being brought up. I think what is the genius of Phil Silvera, the fight coordinator and stunt coordinator who choreographs these fights, is the fights are all character-driven and the fights tell a story. It's not just to look pretty or to look cool."
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The fact that the fights are all "character-driven" and "tell a story" is vital to the success of Daredevil, and it's reassuring that the actors understand this. Cox explained that his biggest takeaway from the hallway fight scene was the idea that it was rooted in the narrative, and that it took into account Daredevil's humanity and limitations.

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"Because it was shot in one [take], when we were shooting it — and my stunt double [Chris Brewster] did much more of it than I did — ... everyone was so tired. There was periods of time in the fight there were moments when he was leaning against the wall," Cox said. "That's something people forget to do when they edit a fight scene. That's what made it so real for me. If you get in a fight, that's what it's like."
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And lucky for us, the great minds at Marvel and Netflix plan to retain this grounded realism for season two.

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"There is absolutely an attempt to make sure every punch or kick that is thrown is like a line of dialogue; there is motive behind it, there is reason behind it, it means something. I think the writers do a really, really good job to kind of find these sequences so that they fit the story and so they don't stick out like a sore thumb."
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Daredevil season two comes out on Netflix on March 18.
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