Charlie Cox explains how Daredevil Season 2 helps form The Defenders

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Apr 12, 2016, 6:25 PM EDT

While we impatiently wait for any news about a possible third solo outing for the Man Without Fear, Charlie Cox is no doubt getting ready to start work on the upcoming Netflix series that will assemble Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Warning! Be aware that there are huge spoilers from the Season 2 finale of Daredevil below.

Filming on Marvel's The Defenders is scheduled to kick-off later this year (with Iron Fist about to start shooting "imminently") and Empire Online had a chat with the actor about Matt Murdock’s possible leadership role in the superhero ensemble TV series. When he was asked if he was going to take on a leadership role (you know, like to the one played by Captain America as leader of the Avengers), Cox referred to his character’s Season 2 arc, saying:

“He can’t do this alone. He’s been so adamant about being a lone wolf, about doing it himself, so I think that in order for him to get to The Defenders we needed this second season. We needed to see him be broken individually so that he can - he’s willing to form a team. The lesson that Matt has had to learn in the second season of Daredevil is that he needs help.”

His conflict with Jon Bernthal’s Punisher, the death of Elektra (Elodie Yung), and his increasing isolation from Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) and Foggy (Elden Henson) during the second season's 13-episode run no doubt left Matt a broken man -- both physically and emotionally. 

The Defenders will unite to fight crime sometime in 2017, but before the team assembles, we'll be able to catch up to Mike Colter's Hero for Hire when Luke Cage premieres Sept. 30 followed by Iron Fist the following year.

(via Empire)