Rosario Dawson Talks ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 & The Punisher

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While promoting Call of Duty: Black Ops III on E3 this week, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) sat down with MTV News to talk about her inclusion in the second season of Daredevil, as well as her involvement in the upcoming Netflix original series, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

Although Claire had a limited amount of screen time in the first season of Daredevil, she still proved to be one of the definite fan favorites of the show and when asked about why she thinks the character resonated so much with viewers, Dawson said,

“She’s funny, she’s wry, she’s strong — she’s built for that world, because she’s great under pressure. She’s someone — hero or not — you’d want to have in a dire situation… I really just liked her arc all the way through. I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes, because her eyes have been opened up to this other world — and she’s crossed the line. You know, this is someone who helps people, and she’s been violent now but seeing the need for it. I think there’s a lot that she’s having to grapple with, and I think that’s what’s exciting about using this show to explore street-level characters: it makes it that much more closer to us.”

The actress also noted how vastly different her character is from her comic-book counterpart, which could lead to the character crossing over to some of the upcoming Marvel TV shows.

“Even just having Night Nurse and Claire Temple come together was already changing the Marvel Universe,” Dawson continued. “So it just feels like, A) I finally get to join Marvel. I get to do it in a way that’s completely altering the universe, which is awesome. And then, B) I have no idea where it’s going to go, because here I was having a fling with Matt Murdock, and now Luke Cage is coming up, and Jessica Jones.”

Last week it was announced that Jon Bernthal The Walking Dead would be playing Frank Castle in season 2 of Daredevil, something which the actress said she’s excited about, and is looking forward to seeing how the Punisher shakes things up when he meets the Man Without Fear.

“That’s going to raise the stakes so much more, because Matt Murdock almost behaves like the Punisher in the first season,” she said. “[Matt] crosses the line quite often, so it’s going to be really interesting to see how they differentiate them and where that goes.”

Could Claire become the Nick Fury of Marvel TV?

“I have no idea how they’re wanting me to come back or in which way, shape or form,” Dawson said, “but it’s nice to know that I’ve got a character who does kind of string everyone together and bring all those worlds together.” the actress said, but it seems like the possibility is on the table.”

So what do you guys think? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts below.

Daredevil returns to Netflix in 2016.

Heroic Staff

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