‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Confirmed to Feature the Gladiator

By July 27, 2015

It was hard to predict how well Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” would end up hitting with viewers. Would audiences be up for a much darker Marvel property? Would they want to stick around for all 13-episodes? All general questions that fans were justified having. However, it was even harder to imagine just how well “Daredevil” would end up doing. So many viewers tuned in and watched the series, and loved it, that some have even called it the best thing that Marvel has ever done onscreen.

Now, the new season looks to be upping the ante in a number of ways. From the addition of Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle aka The Punisher, as well as Elodie Yung’s Elektra — Matt Murdock is going to have a lot more interesting foes and allies surrounding him this time, instead of the mainly crime syndicates he faced-off against in the first season.

However, die-hard comic book fans were able to notice a large number of Easter eggs and side characters from the comics that made appearances throughout the first 13 episodes. One of the biggest being the inclusion of Melvin Potter, who constructs the red suit for Murdock near the end of the season. Last audiences saw of Melvin, he was making sure that Matt would live up to his end of the bargain, and keep Fisk from ever hurting himself, or his beloved Betty ever again.

Judging from a tweet by the official Marvel Daredevil Twitter account though, it doesn’t look like fans have seen the last of Melvin… or his buzzsaws. Check out their tweet teasing his role in season 2 below:

Considering the incredibly familiar costume featured on those blueprints, as well as the iconic buzzsaws, it’s safe to assume at this point that Melvin Potter will, in fact, be returning for the show’s second season as his comic book alter ego, the Gladiator. Whether or not he’s coming back to fight crime like Daredevil, or going after Matt because Fisk found some way to hurt Betty from prison, is still a mystery for now though.

After losing it’s showrunner in Steven S. DeKnight a few months ago, most series might try and play it safe during the transition period, but it looks like the “Daredevil” writers and filmmakers in charge of season 2 aren’t planning on slowing down any time soon. It’ll be interesting to see how well the season manages to balance not only all of these new big personalities, but also the returning characters as well. If one thing’s for sure at this point though, it looks like “Daredevil” season 2 will have more than just a few surprises up its sleeve.

The second season of “Daredevil” will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

Make sure to keep checking back for all “Daredevil” updates, right here on GeekNation!

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable