The latest promotional image for the second season of ‘Daredevil‘ may have just teased an appearance by The Gladiator! Long term ‘Daredevil’ comic fans will know that The Gladiator is one of the minor villains of Murdock and his secret identity is Melvin Potter. Yes, the same Melvin Potter who is played by Matt Gerald (‘Avatar’,’G.I. Joe: Retaliation ‘) in the Netflix series that made the uniforms for both The Kingpin and Daredevil. The Gladiator was one of Daredevil’s older villains and always a minor one that had an advantage of brute strength and his costume though not much else going for him. Still, in the early days of The Man Without Fear’s adventures that was enough for him to be more than a nuisance for our masked vigilante.
Thanks to the Twitter account for Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ we got to check this out.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) July 24, 2015
The phrasing sure makes it sound like Potter from the show and that saw really has to make fans think of Gladiator.
Though I have to suspect he won’t look exactly like his comic counterpart did as you can see below.
Thankfully Marvel Studios has been doing a good job at updating the costumed of our heroes and villains for the most part so far. What could drive Potter back to crime? One can only imagine that something happens to Betsy for him to go this route. Is the Kingpin blackmailing him once more or is something else entirely at play here?
Are you looking forward to an appearance of The Gladiator in the next season of ‘Daredevil’? Who else do you think this could be eluding to? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Screen Rant