While we still have a bit of a wait until the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil is released on Netflix (“sometime in 2016”, to be more specific), the new episodes are about to be teased in a big way at New York Comic-Con. In anticipation of the film’s NYCC panel, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has revealed a concept art poster for Daredevil Season 2 that will be made available at the convention this weekend. It’s a nice bit of appeasement to fans who are clamoring for more episodes, and it’s a solid look at the Daredevil costume—in drawing form, at least—that we only briefly glimpsed in the actual series.
Changes are afoot for the new season of Daredevil, as showrunner Steven S. DeKnight left the series due to scheduling issues and has been replaced by Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who were writers during the show’s first season. Creator Drew Goddard recently told us that he’s still involved in the show in an advisory role, maintaining his executive producer credit, and he promises fans will be happy with the direction of the new season.
What is that direction, exactly? We have no idea. The big addition this year is Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. It’s unclear whether he’ll be the “Big Bad” this year or not, but he’s onboard in a series regular role. We also have the introduction of Élodie Yung as Elektra to look forward to.
Daredevil is undoubtedly Marvel’s biggest success on the small screen thus far, and I’ll be curious to see how the series progresses. I wasn’t able to get fully onboard with the show’s first season, but plenty of folks sparked to this longform storytelling approach to the Marvel Comics character, and I imagine interest will be mighty high when the show returns.
Check out the new poster below, via Quesada. If you want to pick one up for yourself, be on the lookout at NYCC this weekend.