Even though Netflix has only been putting out Daredevil trailers for a month or so, fans have been mentally preparing for Season 2 since the moment the credits began rolling on the Season 1 finale. We know there are a ton of exciting scenes and comic book moments coming, including the introductions of both Jon Bernthal’s Punisher and Elodie Yung’s Elektra, but leading man Charlie Cox has one specific scene that he’s extremely jazzed for audiences to watch: the follow-up to that epic hallway fight from Season 1.
Here’s what Charlie Cox had to say about the scene in question to Cinema Blend’s own Eric Eisenberg through a conference call:
It was really, really fun. It was a huge challenge for everyone including the camera operator, because most of it takes place in a stairwell, and that was very challenging and tricky. It’s one of my great memories of Season 2. It’s probably the thing I’m most excited about the fans seeing.
If you’re going to up the ante on a giant fight sequence, I see nothing wrong with changing the setting from a hallway to a stairwell, as that offers up a whole host of new and dangerous scenarios in which Daredevil can make bad guys regret ever entering that building. Lots of memorable movie and TV scenes over the years have featured stairwells, and while my own brain is desensitized to seeing onscreen gunshots and stabbings, it’s impossible for me to watch characters falling down stairs without cringing and wanting to scream in sympathy pain. I’m betting this scene is going to draw a lot of that out of me, and I’ll relish every second.
There’s no way anyone could have forgotten about the hallway fight from Season 1, as it was one of the most technically brilliant hand-to-hand combat battles in both television and superhero fiction as a whole. Consisting of a single camera shot that went back and forth across a dreary apartment hall, the fight went on for minutes and not only utilized clever choreography but also looked extremely genuine, with the actors clearly out of breath and struggling somewhat by the end of it. Movies like The Raid and Sleepless Night have done a great job in recent years of taking cinematic fisticuffs to admirable heights, and we certainly hope that Daredevil keeps this high-quality action going for as long as it remains on Netflix.
Daredevil Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Friday, March 18. To see when everything else is coming out in the next couple of months, check out our midseason TV schedule.