So, Netflix finally gives us a season 2 trailer, and it turns out there’s a second part! While this two and a half minute compilation focuses much of its attention on Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle, it looks as if the second part of the full trailer – to be released on Thursday February 25 – will focus more on Elektra, who only appears at the very end of this first look (with an ice cold “Hello, Matthew.”)
If this trailer is any indication though, it looks as if Daredevil’s second season will focus just as heavily on the “bad guys” as the first season did, when Wilson Fisk was nearly as prominent as Matt Murdock, despite his relatively late introduction at the end of the third episode. From what this trailer shows us, that will not be a bad thing. Jon Bernthal has such presence, and the nods to his tragic history makes him sympathetic enough that I’m sure we’ll end up caring for him, even as we’re (probably?) rooting for the other guy.
Overall, the trailer looks amazing and definitely whets my appetite for more. I’ll keep this post brief though, as I’ll return in just a couple of days with a podcast episode where I will go over the trailer in excruciating detail with fellow Daredevil fan Claire from The Defenders Podcast. For now, I’ll just leave you with the trailer below, so you can watch it over and over again without having to go anywhere. At the end, I posted some stills from the trailer for you to look at (Sister Maggie?!, and is that an updated costume?). Click to open the gallery.
Let’s continue this conversation in the comments, and be sure to let me know if there’s anything in particular you want me and Claire to cover on the podcast!