After a hit first season, Netflix has renewed Daredevil for season 2, which will premiere in 2016.
Charlie Cox, who plays Matt Murdock in Daredevil, spoke about the season 2 villains and provided some filming updates.
"We'll begin shooting in the second half of the year. It'll be the same timeline as the last show, so season two will come out about this time next year," he teased (via Empire)
Cox also explained, "Again, I'm imagining all this, but they'll probably do Iron Fist or Luke Cage at the same time, followed by the other one [of the two] in the first half of 2016 and then maybe Defenders in the second half of 2016 or the beginning of 2017....What's exciting is to have a season where [Matt Murdock] is really embodying his alter-ego before we get to the Defenders."
The actor spoke about some new characters fans might get to see in the next season.
"Based on the show we've created, which is very grounded in reality, I'd like to see Punisher maybe show up, a little bit of Elektra maybe," he teased.
"I wouldn't mind Black Widow making an appearance, and you can't think about Daredevil for too long without thinking of Bullseye. I don't know when or if or how that would happen, but it'd be cool if it did."
Daredevil in Avengers 3 and Captain America: Civil War?
There are recent rumors that Daredevil and the rest of the Defenders could show up in Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain America: Civil War.
Charlie Cox addressed the rumours and stated that he would love to appear in the Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
He said, "I would love for Daredevil to show up in the new Avengers and be in the cinematic universe as well, but right now I'm so grateful to even be included at all."
"I'm looking forward to 'The Defenders,' and if they end up making a Daredevil movie or a Defenders movie or they include the characters in those other Avenger movies then that's like an added bonus," he stressed.
Cox admitted that he was no a comic-book fan while growing up, but he did a lot of research after being cast in Daredevil. The actor went on to explain the Civil War comic book arc as an example of how Daredevil could play a role in the larger Marvel universe.
He said, "If you read 'Civil War,' Daredevil is kind of in the background a lot, and he just makes the odd comment here and there, and he's kind of very much a support character to the more famous Avengers. And so I think he maintains that kind of sinister, quiet aloofness. He's also not capable of the same feats as any of those guys are, so he's not disillusioned in that way. And he ends up kind of infiltrating the enemy in that series and being a key part of the whole resolution, but it's done not through violence, it's done through tactics... I don't imagine you'd be able to bring the same violence literally on screen.
Moreover, the premiere date for season 2 has not been released as yet, Netflix Life speculates that it will most likely be released on 15 April 2016.
The website did not confirm the news, but stated, "I have no sources to confirm that, but that is my prediction for the second season release of Marvel's Daredevil."