The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever-expanding expanse of comic book adaptations, up until now we as fans have received numerous callbacks to comic lore and even more live action fight sequences. Needless to say that the biggest winner in all of this are the following get to see their icons and idols fight it out on the big screen. But not every Marvel superhero has the potential to bring in the big numbers at the box office. Sometimes the heroes are not big enough to justify huge movie budgets but they still have a loyal following that will create a fandom of its own. That is where the Netflix aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes in.
The Netflix segment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was to be grim and close to reality expansion of the universe that mature fans were aching for. But what we received was a spin-off of the main universe into a close to home street fight style Avengers.
Now although that sounded great on paper and the first two seasons of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were mildly entertaining, we saw iron fist land flat on its face. Moreover, the two epic seasons of Daredevil were kept aside until the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe developed into the defenders’ plot line.
The entire premise of the Netflix universe is a bit shaky, and the majority of the reason for that is the sidelining of Daredevil and the adventures of Matt Murdock. Maybe Netflix has finally come to its senses. Because during a press conference where the president of the streaming service was detailing the Q4 projections and earning to the crowd he had this to say:-
“In the short term, we’ve got new seasons coming up, in the second half of this year, of Orange is the New Black, Ozark, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Narcos, the finale of House of Cards, the follow-up series to Making a Murderer.”
Well well well, this is news to me. The President all but confirmed the return of Daredevil to the streaming service this winter. But what does this show have in store for us. After all, we all remember the first two season to be epic, how will the third season top that? Is marvel about to pull off a CW and create their own badass arrow. Read on to find out.
When the Daredevil arrived on scene no one expected much off of it. The only exposure the commercial nerd had of the character was from the live action movie. The live action movie where Ben Affleck took up the mantle of the devil of hell’s kitchen and took down hardened criminals in the dead of the night with his bare hands. All of this was quite surreal and it was covered up by the fact that Daredevil is actually blind. And it is this blindness that gives the red devil his extrasensory perception of his own environment. Daredevil is faster than you, he is more agile and he is far more dangerous than your wildest imaginations. Matt Murdock is not to be messed with and he is not to be pissed off.
These are the facts that the fandom had to come to terms with when they finally saw the Netflix series on the character. The general public who had never had an encounter with the blind solicitor fell in love with his dapper style and the badass attitude. All of this was compounded by the fact that Matt Murdock is also a highly intelligent man who borderlines on sociopathy. His actions are precise and his modus operandi purposeful. The man is resourceful and he is as useful as a vigilante as he is a solicitor.
But what does Netflix hold in store for us come season 3 of this series? After the finale of the defenders (and the subsequent premiere of Jessica Jones S2 Luke Cage S2 and now Iron Fist S2), fans expect that a very famous storyline from the Daredevil comics will be brought to life. Is there any substance to this rumor? We do not know. All that we know is the fact that Daredevil is coming back to Netflix, with a vengeance.