The recently released “The Defenders” event series came to a close with a shot that teases what to expect from the in development third season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil”.
MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “THE DEFENDERS”
Now, speaking about that scene, actor Charlie Cox indicates to THR that the final shot of the series and its tribute to artwork in Frank Miller’s “Born Again” storyline is very deliberate and suggests the new season would adapt that most famous of Daredevil arcs:
“You can’t not. And if that’s the case, then the implications of that would be very exciting to me. That would be great. Having said that, I know we don’t tend to follow any story blueprints too closely, because if you do, then you become a foregone conclusion.
There may be elements from Born Again, but I’m sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well. If we start making Born Again page-for-page, then the people who have read it and loved it — the hardcore fans — they won’t have too much drama.”
The comics story deals with Daredevil’s secret identity being sold to her drug dealer, with the information making its way to Wilson ‘Kingpin’ Fisk who does everything to effectively destroy Matt’s life – freezing his accounts, foreclosing his home, getting him disbarred, etc. Matt is driven to paranoia and insanity until he’s saved by Sister Maggie, who turns out to be his mother Maggie.
One notable change will undoubtedly be Karen Page who is a heroin-addicted porn actress in the comic arc, and is anything but in the show so far. Another is Ben Urich who is a key character in the comics, but is gone from the TV series.
Another change will be crossovers with “The Defenders” co-showrunner Marco Ramirez telling Collider that in the wake of the event series, crossovers between the shows are more likely.
“The Defenders” is now streaming on Netflix while “Daredevil” season 3 is expected to go into production before year’s end ahead of a late 2018 airing.