Marvel movies may be just about jokes and laughter, the hero beating up the baddies in between, but their TV series seems to live in a different world altogether. A world where being good is a rare virtue, and evil invariably triumphs. Daredevil, a series we were introduced to last year, is a good example: It was the first time a superhero series was taken so seriously. The good news is that it’s back again: Marvel released the trailer of Season 2 late Monday night, and it’s already a hit among fans.
If you thought Season 1, with all its stunning fight sequences, brilliant actors and ruthless villains, was the last word in all things superlative, the 2.45 minutes-long trailer is already making us believe otherwise.
It opens to an introduction to the new villain, Frank Castle or The Punisher (Jon Bernthal). He seems to be man with a dark past and an all-surpassing sense of judgement on people and their actions. An eerie sound of a child humming in the background adds to the chill as he goes about killing people he believes are ‘evil’.
A few scenes later we finally see Matt Murdock or Daredevil (Charlie Cox) as he asks Father Lantom why he still feels guilty. The Father replies that maybe his work is not done. The frame is set, a new villain is in town but there is a doubt: Are men like Frank coming up because of what Matt did last year? Even Karen says, “We never stopped to think that Daredevil’s actions opened the door for men like this.” Did he pave a way for them to go about swinging their hammer of justice at whoever they deem evil or a nuisance?
Aren’t Daredevil and The Punisher much the same really? How is one’s definition of good and evil better than other’s? Frank says to Matt “You hit them and they stand back up, I hit them and they stay down.” Well yes, his way of punishment is a lot more unforgiving than Matt’s but he calls him a ‘coward who can’t finish a job’ and gives him something else to think about: “You’re just one bad day away from being me.”
Watch teaser trailer here:
At the very end of the trailer we see Matt go to Elektra, his ex-flame and also gifted with talents like him, to ask for her help.
Daredevil sure seems to promise a lot with this brilliant trailer and we cannot wait for some more great action, performance and villainy. The season premieres on March 18 on Netflix.
Watch the stunning hallway fight scene from season 1: