Fans were saddened last week to hear the news that Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil would not be getting a fourth season. The news came after the double cancellations of Iron Fist and Luke Cage, which left many viewers wondering about the future of their fellow Defenders Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
After announcing the cancellation, Netflix thanked the crew behind the scenes and Charlie Cox for his portrayal of Matt Murdock. Marvel then reaffirmed that it looked forward to "more adventures with the Man Without Fear in the future."
This led many fans to assume we would be seeing the return of the Netflix series on Diseny+, the upcoming streaming service from the media empire. However, that was later quashed by a tweet from Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall, who revealed that Disney+ would not be the new home for the characters we've come to know and love over eight seasons.
So, with Daredevil truly ending, fans can be comforted that all of the characters ended up in a good place for their finale, right? Matt, Foggy (Elden Hensen) and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) reunited and planned to once again go into business together in the new law firm Nelson, Murdock and Page. Individually, all the characters reached a completion, with Matt having reconciled the divide between his civilian identity and his superhero one.
Nelson is surer than ever of his role as best friend and confidante to Murdock, while also having secured the safety of his family and his career. Karen is no longer haunted by her past, both with what happened to her brother and her guilt over the death of Kingpin's best hench, Wesley. Even Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) managed to find his true direction in life as the Kingpin, with Vanessa (Ayelet Zurer) figuratively by his side, despite Fisk's return to prison.
All's well that ends well, right?
Not so for Agent Ben Poindexter (Wilson Bethel). The third season of Daredevil spent as much time developing the character of Dex as it did to continue the stories of Murdock, Fisk, Nelson and Page. The third season became an origin story for Dex, first as an agent of the FBI and then as Fisk's newest victim of manipulation. We learned about Poindexter's childhood, the development of his skills and the murder that formed his identity, not to mention his problems throughout therapy and his need to have the stability in his life provided by the FBI.
Kingpin's slow takedown and rebuilding of Poindexter caused the character to resonate well with fans as we got inside his head, and the promise of something bigger for the character became evident to anyone watching. While he was never named as such in the show, fans knew Bullseye was coming.
Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case any longer... does it?
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