Why Two Major Daredevil Actors Don't Want Bullseye To Appear


Daredevil is taking a hiatus from his regular MCU adventures next year when he joins forces with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist during The Defenders. Once that team-up is concluded, Matt Murdock will snag the spotlight for himself again in Daredevil Season 3, and series star Charlie Cox already knows which villain he would like to appear. Cox has said several times how he wants Bullseye to be involved in Season 3, but unfortunately for him, his co-stars Deborah Ann Woll and Elodie Yung don't share his enthusiasm for that character.

While speaking at Wizard World in Pittsburgh (via Screen Geek), Cox reiterated how much he wants to see Bullseye appear in Daredevil Season 3, but also informed the crowd that Woll, who plays Karen Page, and Yung, who plays Elektra Natchios, aren't keen on the highly-accurate assassin participating. Cox explained:

It's no secret, I've said it before and I get in trouble every time I say it, I'd like to see Bullseye make an appearance at some point. I think it's a really interesting opportunity. Deborah Ann Woll obviously does not want Bullseye to show up for obvious reasons. Elodie Yung, who plays Elektra, doesn't want Bullseye to show up either.

Charlie Cox didn't delve further into the actresses' reasons for not wanting Bullseye to appear, although their co-star Elden Henson, who plays Foggy Nelson, joked that he's heard that Zach Galifinakis will be cast as the villain. However, it's easy to deduce what Cox meant when he brought up Deborah Ann Woll's "obvious reasons." In the comics, Bullseye killed Karen Page, which means if Bullseye shows up in Daredevil Season 3, her odds of biting the dust skyrocket significantly, though not 100% guaranteed. As for Elodie Yung, she may share similar sentiment since Bullseye killed Elektra in the comics as well. However, considering that (SPOILER) Elektra was killed by The Hand in the Daredevil Season 2 finale, one would think that following her resurrection in The Defenders, she wouldn't have to worry about being killed a second time.

Other than Kingpin, Bullseye is the biggest member of Daredevil's rogues gallery. One could even call him the Man Without Fear's arch-nemesis because of all the personal pain he's inflicted on the hero (and because Kingpin works on the side as a Spider-Man villain). That means it's extremely likely he'll be thrown into Daredevil at some point, and since Colin Farrell's Bullseye performance in the 2003 Daredevil movie earned mixed reviews, the antagonist could benefit from another shot at impressing viewers in live action.

No release date has been set for Daredevil Season 3 yet, though according to Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the earliest it could premiere is sometime in 2018. In the meantime, Matt Murdock and many of his supporting cast will return to the Netflix side of the MCU when The Defenders is released sometime in 2017.

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