We’re now just over a week away from the release of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, so what better time to spoil one of the season’s better surprises? I kid, but it is odd that Netflix would wait until now to unveil comics-appropriate costumes for new additions The Punisher and Elektra. Jon Bernthal fills the role of the antihero The Punisher, who provides something of a counterpoint to Daredevil’s justice-serving as Frank Castle has no qualms with killing those that do wrong. Meanwhile, Elodie Young plays Elektra Natchios, a mysterious and dangerous figure from Matt Murdock’s past.
The addition of The Punisher in particular is one of the most anticipated aspects of the show’s second season, and his costume as revealed here is…well, it’s a Punisher costume. Really there’s not much you can do to radicalize Frank Castle’s duds, and I think the team here did a solid job translating the iconic costume to the gritty world of Daredevil. As for Elektra, we’ve seen previous looks at her costume before, and this one is a little tougher to see, but it appears to be a bit different from her comics counterpart—although I am curious to see if her iconic weaponry is brought into the fold.
The second season of the Marvel series also marks a shakeup creatively, as Season 1’s showrunner Steven S. DeKnight—who came aboard when Drew Goddard departed—left the series to pursue feature film opportunities, like serving on the writer’s room for the new Transformers films and signing on to direct Pacific Rim 2. In his stead, writers/producers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez were promoted to the showrunner position.
Check out the new poster below, along with another poster that was unveiled a few days ago. Marvel’s Daredevil also stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Rosario Dawson and will be released on Netflix on March 18th.