Hey gang! Sorry for getting completely sucked into work over the last week or so. Well, last weekend was actually spent babysitting my nephew on Saturday and co-hosting a Daredevil season two marathon on Sunday, so it wasn’t all work. 😉
Anyway, before getting back to my single issue reviews (I’ll begin work on episode five later today, so it should be good to go tomorrow), let’s talk about the developments on the Defenders front. Earlier this week, Charlie Cox revealed that filming for the Defenders was going to begin later this year. Combined with the lack of any information on a potential third season of Daredevil, I took this to mean that if we do get a third season at all, it will have to wait until after the Defenders comes out. Obviously, none of the actors involved in any of the Marvel Netflix series (presumably) have contracts that extend beyond the filming of the combined Defenders series, but given the success of these series thus far, and the fact that everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, negotiating a deal with the core cast of Daredevil for a third season to come out some time in 2018 doesn’t seem unreasonable.
When I posted the link above to the TOMP Facebook page, I made no secret of that fact that I found it a bit disappointing. To be clear, I realize that we were very lucky to get a second season at all, since that was not part of the initial plan, but I feel that season two – much more so than season one – seemed to beg for a next chapter. In terms of quality, season two was, in my view, the better season, but it’s also one that leaves you emotionally exhausted – and conflicted – at the end. It’s an end that basically makes you think “this can’t be the end,” “this can’t be where these beloved characters end up in relation to each other.” The events of season two beg to be “mended” in some ways. There is outstanding conflict that needs resolution in order for the conflict to feel meaningful, and the story to feel complete.
With the announcement Friday that the two showrunners of season two had been picked as the show runners for the Defenders series, I have to say was relieved. Not only have these guys proven that they can tell parallel stories involving different characters well – this was something I felt was better executed this season compared to the first – I’m hoping that this means we can get an emotionally satisfying resolution to Matt Murdock’s story, in the event that a third season never materializes.
I’ll make sure to follow this (ongoing) story as best I can, but I’ll end here for now so I can get started on the next post. I’d love to hear what you think about this though. Without having seen Luke Cage or Iron Fist yet, it’s difficult to imagine what we can expect when all these characters come together in the same show, but what are your hopes for the future?