Jeph Loeb Talks About Punisher and Elektra in DAREDEVIL Season 2
Season two of Daredevil is coming on March 18th, and after the solid critical reception to the first season (and to Jessica Jones), expectations for the series are at an all-time high. Another reason for those raised expectations? The new additions to the cast, including Jon Bernthal playing Frank Castle (aka The Punisher) and Elodie Yung playing Elektra.
Marvel TV Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb spoke about those two new characters in an interview with ComicBook.com:
"If you love season one, you're going to love season two...Jon Bernthal has succeeded in his quest [to not screw up the character]. His Punisher is extraordinarily memorable, in every way.
You will fall in love with Elodie Yung as Elektra, and she will break your heart, because that's what Elektra does to people...When you float Charlie Cox (as Matt Murdock/Daredevil) into that group, and Deborah Ann Woll and Elvin Henson as Karen and Foggy, it just is an extraordinary cast. I just think people are going to be incredibly delighted by the story that Doug [Petrie] and Marco [Ramirez] and the writing staff came up with for this season."
Loeb also talked about how much those new characters will alter the fabric of the show moving forward:
"What's fantastic about the story is, is that it's created this enormous division in [Matt Murdock's] life, because the woman that he once loved has returned, and she certainly has some issues with morality, and how you get the job done, and going on the other end of the spectrum is Frank Castle, who believes that justice needs to be served in a particular way. For Matt, who believes in the law, the question of whether or not he is a vigilante, and whether or not that makes him the same as these people, is something that will drive the story, and will drive Matt. And in his performance, Charlie Cox will really raise some hard questions: when you decide to put on a mask and go out and seek justice, and you are not somebody who the law sees as someone who should be doing that job, how do you get away with that?"
There's more to read in that interview, so check out the whole thing if you have a minute. Daredevil season 2 hits Netflix in a little over two months, on March 18th.