Stardust actor Charlie Cox has managed to gain worldwide recognition by his portrayal of Matt Murdock in Netflix’s Daredevil. The season 2 featured Frank Castle, aka The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), and Elektra (Élodie Yung) helping Daredevil in eradicating crime from the Hell’s Kitchen. Netflix is yet to announce the possible air date for Season 3, but it looks like even Charlie is not aware of the show’s future.
Netflix’s superhero series was created by Drew Goddard, and it featured Charlie as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. Season 1 was released on April 10, 2015, and managed to acquire praise for its action performances and the depiction of a darker theme. Season 2 was released on March 18, 2016, and featured new characters from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. However, there is still no update from Netflix about the possibility of the third season.
Earlier this year, Netflix hosted a two-day event in Paris. The event allowed the fans to get a chance to interact with the casts of Daredevil along with the casts of some popular series like House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. According to the Independent, when it was asked to Charlie about the release date of Season 3, the 33-year-old star stated that he has no idea about it.
“We don’t know if there’s going to be a season three, I certainly don’t know.”
However, he did shed some light on the upcoming Netflix superhero series The Defenders, which will feature Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Iron Fist (Finn Jones), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Daredevil.
“Very excited to see how those worlds combine… and interested to see totally how those shows become one.”
According to Screen Geek, Netflix is delaying the release of the upcoming season of Daredevil because it wants fans to stay focused on The Defenders. Furthermore, the online subscription company has leaked some information about who is going to play the main antagonist in the upcoming mini-series.
“Marvel is talking about setting Mephisto as the prime antagonist for The Defenders. Some may say that this villain wouldn’t fit the TV shows but that’s why they’re incorporating Iron Fist-to set up the supernatural element.”
Meanwhile, filmmaker Kevin Smith, who earlier wrote few issues from the Daredevil comic series, has recently stated that he would really like to direct at least one episode of the Netflix adaptation of the Marvel comics. During his conversation with IGN at the Edinburgh Film festival, Smith stated that, after directing an episode of DC series The Flash, he is now interested in directing one episode of Season 3.
“I feel very at home in that Flash world, so much so that I’d love to do the others. I even told [Marvel chief creative officer] Joe Quesada – we worked on Daredevil together back in the day, I wrote it, he drew it – I said, ‘Dude, I want to direct Daredevil, man. That’d be wild to be able to do it in real-life – let’s co-direct it, that’d be cool, just like we did the book. We could co-direct an episode and then, like, take the passion from the page to the screen.”
It’s not only the upcoming season of Daredevil that Smith is interested in. He further revealed his desire to direct The Defenders.
“You know, they’re gearing up now for The Defenders. If I can get a piece of that Defenders mini-series holy s**t, could you imagine, dude? Because then you’re working with multiple suits at once, that’d be phenomenal.”
Well, Netflix is yet to announce an official air date for Daredevil Season 3 featuring Charlie Cox. But until further reports from the media giants, one can only speculate about the possibility of it not getting renewed for another season.
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