Dare­devil Who Dares Wins

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With Net­flix swiftly re­new­ing Dare­devil af­ter the run­away suc­cess of the first se­ries, Char­lie Cox will soon don the red leather again. Doug Petrie ( Buffy The Vam­pire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez ( Sons Of An­ar­chy) are tak­ing over from the de­part­ing Steven DeKnight as showrun­ners, and Cox is hop­ing that next year’s sec­ond sea­son will delve even deeper into Matt Mur­dock’s colour­ful mythos, start­ing with Horn­head’s most fa­mous old flame.

“Matt makes a ref­er­ence in the first sea­son to ‘ that Greek girl that I dated in col­lege,’ so it’ll be fun if Elek­tra makes it in,” he teases. “Ob­vi­ously, Bulls­eye is one of the great Dare­devil vil­lains, so at some point I hope to see him as well. Frank Cas­tle – aka The Pun­isher – would also be great, and maybe more of Wil­son Fisk.”

Ac­cord­ing to Cox, the new se­ries could re­veal fur­ther de­tails about Karen Page’s trou­bled back­ground. “I’d love to see a bit of her back­story,” he says. “There’s hints of it in the first sea­son, that she has a du­bi­ous past, and a lot of the fans will know what that re­lates to, so maybe we might get the chance to see that. In the first sea­son, we saw where Foggy and Matt’s chem­istry comes from, so it’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see where Karen has come from, and also to ex­plore where that re­la­tion­ship with Matt Mur­dock goes.”

While there’s spec­u­la­tion that Dare­devil and his fel­low De­fend­ers Jes­sica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist might show up in Avengers: In­fin­ity War, Cox is es­pe­cially keen to ex­plore The Man With­out Fear’s long- stand­ing friend­ship with Spi­der- Man him­self. “Peter Parker was Matt’s best friend for a pe­riod of time,” he says. “And what about Black Widow as his ex- girl­friend? That would be a very in­ter­est­ing dy­namic, and I would hope to see some of that drama un­fold.”

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