The third season of ‘Daredevil’ has been hinted to borrow heavily from the “Born Again” story arc and the latest poster from the series seems to agree with by stating “Let There Be Darkness!” Not only that, but now we’ve learned that showrunner Erik Oleson is taking his favorite stories to expand upon into something larger. With Matt Murdock being “angry at God” and the introduction of Joanne Whalley’s Sister Maggie, who will likely end up being Murdock’s mother, it seems to fit the bill.
While we’re seeing that Sister Maggie is being described as “a tough, Hell’s Kitchen-born-and-bred nun” it might take more than her experience and guiding hand to set the Man Without Fear back on the right course.
First up, let’s take a gander at the new poster:
Job 30:26. pic.twitter.com/9kZ0s6FYQ7
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) September 19, 2018
The exact quote from Job 30: 26 is “Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.” We know that Daredevil is coming from a very dark place when the season kicks off after the events of ‘The Defenders‘ came to a close, and it is being suggested that he’ll be there for most of the season. In the teaser trailer itself, Murdock is heard saying that “I once believed that justice could be found in a court of law, and in the light of day. But I was fooling myself. Darkness only responds to darkness. And the thing is, I’d rather die as the Devil than live as Matt Murdock.”
As to the direction of the story, Oleson shared:
“I came in with a pitch that took pieces of some of my favorite comic book runs, that told a larger story, and I was expecting to get more pushback, but Marvel was incredibly excited about the storyline. They let me tell the story I wanted to tell.… I wasn’t sure, given the events of Defenders, how much freedom I would have, and I ended up getting complete freedom.”
We’ve heard from Marvel TV Jeph Loeb that it wasn’t complete freedom as there were a couple of guiding principals that needed to adhere to:
“Our first problem in front of us was that Matt Murdock was dead, so how are we going to fix that in a way that didn’t feel like it’s been done before?
So when we first sat down with Erik, we had a fairly good idea as to what we wanted to tackle in terms of story, and then, Erik, had a great deal of freedom with where he was going to take that story.… [Season 3] goes very much back to the world of the crime story. This will be a very memorable season.”
It sounds like they had a few highlights which had to fit into production that went right along with the story Erik wanted to tell, hence the full freedom on the story.
What do you think of the latest poster and tagline for the third season of ‘Daredevil’? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!