This article contains spoilers for The Defenders. Beware!
Daredevil Season 3 was officially confirmed back in 2016, not that there was really much doubt that this was going to happen. Of course, there isn’t a ton of news to report just yet, but here’s the little bit that we do know…
Daredevil Season 3 Story
So what does the ending of The Defenders mean for Daredevil Season 3? Quite a bit. For one thing, Matt’s going to have a much harder time trying to keep his identity secret since he disappeared at the same time as Daredevil.
But more importantly, the introduction of the mysterious Sister Maggie would seem to be the first seed planted for the show to eventually reach what should be its natural crescendo: the classic Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli story, Born Again. We don’t necessarily think it’s going to be the focus of this season, though.
Charlie Cox agrees. “I know we don’t tend to follow any story blueprints too closely, because if you do, then you become a foregone conclusion,” he told THR. “There may be elements from Born Again, but I’m sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well. If we start making Born Again page-for-page, then the people who have read it and loved it — the hardcore fans — they won’t have too much drama.”
We’ll be keeping a careful eye on this for further developments.
Daredevil Season 3 Release Date
Are there clues to the Daredevil Season 3 release date hidden in this braille mass card?
While the selection from Proverbs certainly applies to Matt Murdock in general, we’re always looking for significance in numbers. Daredevil Season 3 isn’t even in production yet, which means it won’t be here in February of 2018, or even in first quarter. Instead, we expect Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to fill those 2018 slots, which would put Daredevil at late 2018 at the earliest.
The latest report we had (courtesy of MCU Exchange) was that Daredevil Season 3 would go into production in late October. This makes perfect sense, as it’s right when The Defenders kicked off filming last year, too. With a late October start date, then we expect this will arrive in Summer of 2018. Maybe the “I’m Fine” is the start of production announcement?
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Daredevil Season 3 Villain
We fully expect Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk to show up, but that hasn’t been confirmed. It does sound like he expects to be there, though, which is great news.
Mr. D’Onofrio told Collider that he will “eventually” return to Marvel. “I know he will come back, I just don’t know when,” he said. “I can’t wait to find out. I’m totally into the Marvel stuff, big time. I want to do Marvel, all the time. I love it so much ‘cause they’re so creative over there. They let you bring this whole new thing to an iconic thing that they invented. It’s just so much fun. I love it to death.”
One thing we know, though, is that Fisk won’t be on The Defenders.
Charlie Cox still really wants us to get Bullseye on Daredevil Season 3. “It’s no secret,” he told a crowd at Wizard World Pittsburgh back in October. “I’ve said it before and I get in trouble every time I say it, I’d like to see Bullseye make an appearance at some point. I think it’s a really interesting opportunity.”
He also joked that certain members of the cast certainly do not want to see Bullseye appear for spoiler-y reasons.
This adds to comments Charlie Cox made to ScreenRant last yearabout the character. “I can’t imagine doing a run of Daredevil where Bullseye doesn’t show up at some point,” Cox said.
Daredevil Season 3 Bullseye
Seriously. They have to give us Bullseye this time around, right? They’ve made us wait long enough. But they need to get somebody perfect for the role. Jason Statham springs to mind…
Daredevil Season 3 Trailer
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) October 16, 2017
Daredevil Season 3 Cast
Expect everyone who survived season two to return for a third season, and as you’ll see below, Vincent D’Onofrio is likely to appear again. Jon Bernthal’s Punisher is a natural to expect, as well. And maybe we’ll get some guest slots from Mike Colter as Luke Cage or Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones!
We’ll update this with more official information as we get it!