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The upcoming Daredevil show will feature a great number of the titular character's best known supporting characters and villains, from Elden Henson's Foggy Nelson to Vincent D'onofrio's Wilson 'Kingpin' Fisk, but today it's been revealed that the Netflix show won't be including one of the the key villains from the comics: Bullseye.
As part of an impromptu question and answer session on his personal Twitter account, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has revealed that Bullseye will not be featured on the series. The subject came up when the writer was asked about the identity of the actor who would be playing the character on the show (assuming he would be involved), and DeKnight's response was rather blunt:
Bullsye was first introduced back in the mid-1970s primarily as an adversary for Daredevil. Similar to Hawkeye, he is an expert marksman, but rather than just using a bow and arrow he instead can turn just about anything into a deadly accurate projectile. Though he is completely insane, he has occasionally been known to do some team-ups, and was previously a member of the Dark Avengers (a "hero" team organized by Norman Osborn) and the Thunderbolts (a group exclusively consisting of reformed super-villains). That being said, he is primarily known as being associated with Daredevil, and even made it to the big screen Mark Steven Johnson's 2003 Daredevil movie (played by Colin Farrell):
It is strange that the Netflix series would be moving forward without having a version of Bullseye, but I'm hoping that perhaps Steven DeKnight's bluntness is a bit misleading. Perhaps he is trying to say that Marvel hasn't found someone to play Bullseye yet, which is why "no one" is playing him. Then he can just be a surprise when he eventually show up in later episodes. That being said, we may want to get used to the idea of the super accurate character not being on the show.
Daredevil is still in production, and in addition to the actors mentioned above it will also star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich, Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple/Night Nurse. No official release date has been announced yet, but it is expected that the show will be on Netflix and available for binge watching in 2015.