When “Daredevil” returns to Netflix for its second season in March, two major additions will be made to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Punisher and Elektra. The A-list Marvel antiheroes will both play a part in the next stretch of “Daredevil” episodes, and head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb couldn’t be more excited about it.
“If you love season one, you’re going to love season two,” Loeb told ComicBook.com. Without spoiling anything about the upcoming season, Loeb explained what the addition of Jon Bernthal as Punisher and Elodie Yung as Elektra will do to the show.
“What’s fantastic about the story is, is that it’s created this enormous division in his life,” said Loeb. “Because the woman that he once loved has returned, and she certainly has some issues with morality, and how you get the job done, and going on the other end of the spectrum is Frank Castle, who believes that justice needs to be served in a particular way.”
Loeb also praised both Bernthal and Yung. “Jon Bernthal has succeeded in his quest,” said Loeb. “His Punisher is extraordinarily memorable, in every way.” And on the topic of Daredevil’s ex, the assassin known as Elektra, Loeb said: “You will fall in love with Elodie Yung as Elektra, and she will break your heart, because that’s what Elektra does to people,”
The influx of new characters will also highlight Matt Murdock’s moral quandaries. “For Matt, who believes in the law, the question of whether or not he is a vigilante, and whether or not that makes him the same as these people, is something that will drive the story, and will drive Matt,” said Loeb. “And in his performance, Charlie Cox will really raise some hard questions: when you decide to put on a mask and go out and seek justice, and you are not somebody who the law sees as someone who should be doing that job, how do you get away with that?”
“Daredevil” returns to Netflix for its second season on March 18.