The tension was palpable in the Hulu theater at Madison Square Garden for the Marvel Netflix Daredevil panel. It’s been two years since the last season of this acclaimed series. Marvel TV Ringleader Jeff Loeb introduced the impressive panel of actors involved in this season — Jay Ali, Joanne Whalley, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio and, Matt Murdock himself, Charlie Cox — along with new showrunner, Erik Oleson. A sizzle reel was shown that included clips from the previous seasons of Marvel Netflix shows including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Defenders and Iron Fist. Needless to say, the New York Comic Con crowd was thirsty with anticipation.
Oleson reveals that Matt Murdock will be at his lowest point at the beginning of Season 3. His friends think he’s dead, his faith and his will to be hero is wavering. He has to make a choice between being Daredevil and Matt Murdock. S03 will also introduce some new characters; Agent Nadeem is the agent in charge of Wilson Fisk, a task that will prove to be treacherous; Sister Maggie will serve as Matt’s caretaker and spiritual guide with their relationship aiming to play out in interesting ways; finally, fan favorite Bullseye will serve as an antagonist for the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen– and, boy, does hemake an entrance.
Fans were treated to several clips of the upcoming season. The first was of Sister Maggie and Matt. She’s helping Matt heal and recover, while he tries to deny his role as Daredevil despite Sis Mag insisting that he will return to action. Another clip was shown where Karen and Foggy have an intimate discussion on whether they believe that Matt is still alive. Another tense scene is shown between Fisk and Agent Nadeem, where Fisk uses his talent in criminal manipulation to strike a deal with the FBI.
The panel wouldn’t be complete without some action! Wilson Bethel has been revealed to be playing Bullseye and the clips shown prove that he will be quite the adversary for Murdock. Fans were treated to an action scene featuring Matt fighting off some FBI agents that is fierce and well choreographed. A second scene is show in which Nadeem is transporting Fisk via SUV convoy, but the convoy is ambushed by Albanian hitmen looking for payback. This is the first footage we get of Bullseye in action, as he dismantles some FBI agents with deadly precision and brutal accuracy. If this is indeed our new Bullseye, fans will not be disappointed.
The final clip shown for the night was between Matt — in his OG black costume — and Bullseye masquerading as Daredevil in his red costume. The fight is amazing, with Bullseye using office supplies as dangerous weapons. He ricochets objects off of the walls and floors, making it difficult for Daredevil to dodge. This will change Matt’s world as he finally faces a foe that he cannot beat, and with Fisk pulling the strings, Matt’s world will be even more dangerous. Could this be the end for the Devil of Hell’s kitchen? 4/5 Bibles.
Daredevil Season 3 debuts October 19th on Netflix.