Ever since Jon Bernthal was announced as The Punisher in Marvel's Daredevil Season 2, fans have speculated wildly about his role in the ongoing story. Is he a one episode guest star? Will he have an arc that runs through all 13 episodes? Today, Deadline confirms that The Punisher will play a huge role in the series when it returns in 2016. In fact, the entire new season is being described as Daredevil Vs. The Punisher! We bet that got you excited.
Showrunner Marco Ramirez is responsible for this description, so you can count on this being more than some lofty rumor launched by a bored Internet reporter with a new site to shill. Marvel's Daredevil Season 1 revolved around the struggles of Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, who tries to abide by his 'never kill' rule when it comes to dolling out justice. The Punisher is described as a serial killer who targets criminals, with his methods a logical counterpoint to Daredevil's quest in cleaning up Hell's Kitchen. Of course the two blunt forces are bound to butt heads. But it might not be as violent as you're thinking. This will be more of a philosophical disagreement. Punisher is not viewed as the villain of Marvel's Daredevil Season 2.
SPOILER!! Kingpin was arrested at the end of this first season. His criminal empire has been disbanded. This causes a power vacuum in this particular corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And a vigilante killing spree will spring from this. There are also rumors that Matt Murdock love interest Elektra and popular villain Bullseye will be brought into the mix. No casting has been announced for either character, but Jason Statham was eyed for Bullseye early on. He walked after news of his involvement leaked on the Internet. It is heavily speculated, but not confirmed, that before the final Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 episode, Daredevil and Punisher will put aside their differences and go gunning for Bullseye as a team. That sounds like the Marvel's Daredevil we've been dreaming of, right?