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Warning: mild spoilers for Daredevil Season 2 are ahead!
Daredevil Season 2 threw a lot of challenges at Matt Murdock, from his ideological conflict with the The Punisher to battling The Hand across New York City. However, one thing the season lacked was a memorable, individual major villain. While Wilson Fisk was the overarching baddie in Season 1, no one truly filled that role for the show’s second year. Should the Netflix show return for a third season, star Charlie Cox wants Bullseye to fill that role. He explained:
If we are fortunate enough to continue making the Daredevil series, I can’t imagine doing a run of Daredevil where Bullseye doesn’t show up at some point. It would be great to have him around at some point. Who would play that part I have no idea but I just think there’s such an interesting, rich character there, and also of course, the history that Bullseye has with Karen Page is an interesting dynamic.
During a conference call we sat in on last week, Cox expressed interest in seeing the Man Without Fear’s accurate antagonist finally appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cause trouble. With his ability to turn almost any object into a lethal projectile, Bullseye has been a thorn in Daredevil’s side since he debuted in 1976, and even worse, the assassin is also responsible for killing several of Matt Murdock’s loved ones, including--comics spoiler!--Karen Page, as Cox alluded. Season 1’s showrunner Steve DeKnight mentioned the possibility of seeing Bullseye at some point shortly after Season 1 concluded, and it was briefly rumored that action star Jason Statham was being considered for the role. Obviously the latter never happened, but with the history the two characters share, Season 3 would be the optimal time to have him throw Daredevil’s life into disarray, although likely on someone else’s orders. Bullseye was last seen in live action played by Colin Farrell in the 2003 Daredevil movie, but considering how over the top that version of the character was, fans deserve a more serious portrayal in the MCU.
Daredevil Season 2 has only been out a couple days, so it may be a while until Marvel and Netflix announce what’s in store for the the show’s future. Daredevil earned its Season 2 order only two weeks after Season 1 premiered, but it took Jessica Jones two months to get confirmed for a second season, so it could taken anywhere between those intervals or even longer before news regarding Season 3 comes out. That said, considering how high Bullseye ranks in Daredevil’s rogues gallery, the show would be wise to bring him in. After all, the show has already hinted at him.
In case you haven’t checked out what Matt Murdock is up to in his second year patrolling Hell’s Kitchen, all of Daredevil Season 2 is currently available on Netflix. Here's what else the streaming service has coming up.