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NYCC 2018: Netflix shares awesome fight sequence between Daredevil and Bullseye

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Oct 6, 2018

The Devil of Hell's Kitchen in back, baby! The cast and crew of Marvel's Daredevil showed up at New York Comic Con to drop some major teases for Season 3.

What really brought down the house was an extended clip that showed an epic fight between Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Bullseye (Wilson Bethel) in the New York Bulletin office. While the former is an accomplished fighter, the latter's aim is just too accurate, as he lobs office object after office object at our hero. It's really a sight to behold!

"Marvel gave us a lot of room to do some really cool stuff," said Erik Oleson. 

There were also five other pieces of footage from the upcoming batch of episodes, which revealed that after the events of Defenders, Matt Murdock made it back to the orphanage he grew up in. He's being tended to by Sister Maggie (Joanne Whalley). 

“Matt is at an all time low, I’m not sure you can go much deeper," Cox stated. "[We] got to explore a new side to Matt, a new vulnerability.”

While taking care of her former ward, Maggie acts as a “a spiritual and moral compass for Matt,” continued Oleson.

In that clip, we learn that Matt sustained some serious hip and spine injuries and may never fight or do cool stunts again. Of course, that couldn't be the case, because in another scene that was shown, Matt beats up a bunch of armed FBI agents in a parking garage, which was shot during a long take. 

Action sequences will be a big part of this season.

“You guys like the hallway fight in Season 1? Yeah, we topped that!” Oleson said. “It’s going to be something that everyone in this audience is going to love."

For one stunt, he had to ask Jeph Loeb and other Marvel higher-ups if they could postpone shooting for a day, just so the cast could rehearse a major, one-take fight scene. 

Another clip finds Foggy (Elden Henson) in a butcher shop, where he's confronted by Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), who believes that Matt is still alive. Foggy asserts that he isn't and Karen leaves in a frustrated huff. Speaking of Foggy, we'll get to meet part of his family in Season 3. 

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The other two scenes involved Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), who makes a deal with FBI agent Rahul Nadeem (Jay Ali) in exchange for the government dropping charges against the love of his life, Vanessa.

After that encounter, the FBI is transporting Fisk somewhere, when their convoy is ambushed by a group of mercenaries that want to get their hands on Fisk. They alsmost do, but a mystery stranger shows up and kills all of the hostiles like it was nothing. This individual turns out to be none other than Benjamin Poindexter, the future Bullseye.

When the introduction of Bullseye was revealed at the panel, Charlie Cox got out of his seat, walked over to Bethel, and drew a bullseye with black marker on his forehead. 

Poindexter is this very broken character in whom Fisk sees an oppurtunity to finally get rid of Daredevil once and for all.

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“He notices a thread of disease in [Benjamin] and he pulls on that thread and knows that if he pulls hard enough, he will get what he wants and that’s Vanessa back in his life. And once he has her, he is defined, he is complete. And then, there is a little gnat that bothers him," D’Onofrio said, before giving Cox a hilarious death stare. 

“Unfortunately for Dex, he gets taken under Fisk’s wing and the result of that interaction is not so positive," Bethel admitted.

Season 3 of Daredevil arrives on Netflix Oct. 19 and will, according to Oleson, explore relevant themes such as freedom of the press, power of the law, and power of collective action. 

Click here for SYFY WIRE's full coverage of NYCC 2018, including up-to-the-minute news, exclusive interviews, and videos.


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