The day is nearly here! Daredevil, season 1, grabbed our hearts and squeezed hard fresh justice through our unsuspecting eyes! We followed Karen Page through her murder tomfoolery, gave our hearts to Foggy Nelson through his trails and tribulations as the ultimate wing man, fell in love and won the respect of Hell’s Kitchen’s King Pin, Wilson Fisk, and endlessly watched every bloody step Matt Murdock took to change his life and save his city!
The next chapter, as I have seen in the trailers, is that the Punisher comes along wreaking his own flavor of justice upon Hell’s Kitchen, thus creating his origin in this telling. The worry seems to be that his brand of relentless torturing and evil personal conquest endangers innocence within the city. However, Punisher is more of an antihero and is most likely to eventually (and reluctantly) become temporary allies with Daredevil and Elektra. But what is the main threat for this series?
It could easily become The Punisher story or the Elektra story that Matt cameos in, and not vice versa. So, we built it like a Matt story, in terms of what we wanted to put him through, where we wanted to get him, by the end of the season, and what we wanted to have him learn about himself, and we used an Elektra and Frank story throughout, to get him there…. -MARCO RAMIREZ; by Radish, Christina (January 22, 2016). “‘Daredevil’ Showrunners on How Punisher and Elektra Shake Up Season 2”.
With that being said, let’s take a look into the “hints” that we were given in Season 1. When Stick comes around and reminisces with Matt, we learn more about his focusing of talent and that Stick is trying to prepare him for the “rising”. At the end of the episode, Stick is sitting across from an unknown figure, whose name was revealed in the credits to be Stone. Both Stick and Stone (previous student of Stick) are members of the Chaste, a martial arts group devoted to fighting the Hand, an evil ninja clan. You remember the red ninja Daredevil had to fight and nearly lost to? That dude was part of the Hand…
Remember Madam Gao? Not only did that sweet lil’ ol’ lady knock down Daredevil without much effort, but she had mentioned her homeland is “a considerable distance farther” than China. How far? Could be she is from one of the Legendary Cities of Heaven..? Curious also that Madame Gao’s heroin packets bear a red snake symbol, the very same as the nemesis of Iron Fist, who should have his own show sometime in 2017. Could this have something to do with this “Rising” Sticks mentioned? I guess only time, and more clues, will tell.
Let’s watch the trailers and see what we might be able to gather from them!
Well, more talk of the rising, making friends with Punisher, ninja action, ex girlfriend on the scene (what will Karen think!?) and a spice filled fun pack a vigilante justice! Will Wilson Fisk have any contribution to the crime circuit? There is a lot to be found out and, if any of you are like me, I will have most of the season completed on March 18th, and then we will know!
There are a lot of things I would like to see in the next series and I have a feeling we will get more than we could have ever dreamed and asked for. I have not seen enough to know who the main story arc nemesis is, the Yakuza is probably no more than an enemy of an episode to clear the path to the head honcho. Plenty of people claim it could be Bullseye, but I believe there will be more to it. I do feel, however, that with the oncoming of Iron Fist, an introduction into the more “supernatural” is just around the corner. 😀
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