In the first season of Netflix’s Daredevil, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) explained to a jury that the line between good and evil is sometimes a straight line, sometimes a blur. This delineation will be more of the latter in season 2 when Jon Bernthal debuts as Frank Castle (a.k.a. the Punisher). A new featurette released ahead of the show’s return dives a bit deeper into this Civil War between Daredevil and the darker vigilante.
The previous trailers heard Frank tell Daredevil that “he’s one bad day away from being me,” while Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) remarks in the featurette that Frank “could be any one of us.” Bernthal continued:
He’s not a villain. He’s not a superhero. He’s trying to make people pay for what they’ve done. Daredevil’s brand of justice is ridiculous to Frank, yet he’s such a worthy adversary…As dark as he is, inside there’s a man who suffered real loss.
This loss of his family is what has transmogrified this man to become the skull-wearing dark angel of Hell’s Kitchen. While Daredevil seeks justice, Frank seeks fatal revenge, which puts the two at odds. Watch the featurette below.
Also featured in season 2 are Elodie Yung as comic book assassin Elektra, Elden Henson as Foggy, Rosario Dawson’s return of Claire Temple, and Scott Glenn in the reprised role of Stick. Daredevil will return this Friday, March 18th, on Netflix. Check out the synopsis below.
Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.