Daredevil season three has promised a return to the harsh, gritty world that defined the show in its earliest days. Judging by the critic's reactions, it seems to be delivering on that promise.
One way they approached that was the return of the show's original big bad, Wilson Fisk, better known as The Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). Another was the introduction of Daredevil's arguably most lethal foe, Bullseye.
The character, played by Wilson Bethel, was first officially introduced on SYFY WIRE's Live Stage at NYCC last month. Now, Daredevil star Charlie Cox has told Variety that while Bullseye will play a significant role in the new season, it's more about opening the door to future storylines that the Netflix series could explore.
"They’ve brought him into the world and started his journey into being a supervillain," said Cox. "But because of Fisk and the way the story unfolds, there’s still a long way to go with that. It feels like there’s a whole other season of television of just Bullseye."
Cox's remarks imply that the Bullseye we'll meet in season three won't be the fearless assassin who can turn any object into a lethal weapon. Instead, Wilson Fisk will be the driving force this season.
In addition to a Bullseye origin story (of sorts), the show will be taking a major departure from its source material with the introduction of Theo Nelson, Foggy's younger brother.
According to Deadline, actor Peter Halpin has been cast as the younger Nelson sibling, who's less career-driven than his older brother, and works in his parent's butcher shop. The character is a new addition to the roster, having never appeared in the pages of any Daredevil comic in its 54-year history.
Daredevil season three will premiere on Friday, October 19th in the traditional Netflix style, with the entire season available to binge-watch all at once. If you so choose.
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