Since 2015, Marvel and Netflix have been bringing some of the most exciting comic book characters to life in their own television series. One of, if not their most popular outing is Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen. That series along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist helped build up a crossover event entitled The Defenders, in which the four heroes unite to stop The Hand.
While The Defenders received mixed reviews, the series still had its share of fans. But since the first season of the series dropped, there has been no plans announced to have a second season. Some criticisms of the first season included the amount of time there was before the four characters finally meet up. Some felt that the story itself left much to be desired.
While promoting the highly anticipated third season of Daredevil, Charlie Cox reflected on his experience filming The Defenders. While he fondly remembers his time with co-stars Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones among others, he does believe in the potential for a second season to learn from the criticisms:
“I think what we discovered with The Defenders is that it was a lot to try and handle within eight episodes. To have these four people meet in an organic way and then set up a story, and then resolve it, and introduce a new villain all in eight episodes, became a lot. In a weird way, the first part of the season felt too slow because they wanted these people to meet organically and not just chuck them in a room in the first episode. But then, by the time that happened, we only had three episodes left. It was a real challenge, and Marco Ramirez did an amazing job because he’s having to take characters who were created and written by, not just different writers, but also shows that are tonally completely different. Just trying to bring The Defenders into one tone was a mammoth undertaking. I think he did fantastically in that area. I would like to see it go again if that’s something they wanted to do. I’d be well up for that. I think that’d be really fun.”
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Details on the plot for Daredevil season 3 are currently under wraps, though the conclusion of The Defenders suggested that the story will be inspired by writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli’s Born Again comic book arc. Furthermore, the second season of Iron Fist included a post-credits that features a battered and bloodied Matt Murdock in a church confession booth, claiming that he has decided to forego his social life as Matt Murdock to spend more time bringing people to justice as Daredevil.
Daredevil season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali, and Lesley Ann Warren.
Daredevil season 3 will be released on October 19, 2018, on Netflix.