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The full trailer for ‘Daredevil’ season 3 brings back Wilson Fisk

Season 3 of the hit Netflix show will make Hell’s Kitchen a living hell for Matt Murdock.


Dan Marcus


Posted on Feb 8, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 1:22 am CDT

Daredevil’s second season shook up the core relationships between Matt, Foggy and Karen. It also introduced Frank Castle, who became The Punisher by season’s end, and Matt’s longtime love interest turned frenemy Elektra. In season 3, we can expect further development on Matt and Karen’s relationship, as well as Wilson Fisk’s promise in season 2 of making Matt’s life a living hell.

The full-length trailer sees Daredevil return to the heights of season 1: Matt Murdock is back in his all-black disguise, and Wilson Fisk is out of prison and ready for revenge. Plus there’s a whole lot of seriously intense violence, and Matt Murdock faces up to an imposter wearing his old costume.

Daredevil season 3 cast

The main cast is all expected to return, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).

Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his role as Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk, a welcome return after some rather weak storylines with The Hand as Daredevil’s main villain.

daredevil season 3 cast

Joanne Whalley will join the cast as Sister Maggie, a nun with an important connection to Matt Murdock’s past. She’s a welcome addition because, while daddy issues and male mentors are a staple of the superhero genre, mother-figures are pretty rare. If you’re familiar with the comics, you’ll know that Sister Maggie has an important role in the classic Daredevil storyline “Born Again,” a key inspiration for season 3.

Jay Ali (The Fosters) joins the cast as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem, “an honest, but ambitious FBI agent willing to go to any length for his family.” He’s thought to have a significant role in season 3, another new character with no connection to the comics.


Daredevil season 3 plot

Daredevil‘s second season saw the dissolution of Matt and Foggy’s legal partnership, and Matt revealing his secret identity to Karen Page. It also ended with the death and resurrection of Elektra, leading into The Defenders miniseries.

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Matt Murdock and Luke Cage in ‘The Defenders’ Photo via Marvel's The Defenders/Netflix

Elektra spent most of The Defenders as a brainwashed amnesiac, killing people for the villainous cult known as the Hand. But once she regained her memories, she didn’t have a fond reunion with Matt Murdock. She took charge of the Hand and went full supervillain, appearing to die alongside Daredevil in the season finale. Matt Murdock woke up in the show’s final scene, but Elektra’s fate remains a mystery.


In the wake of The Defenders, Matt’s friends believe he’s dead. Early teasers suggest that situation will continue for a while in season 3, which would make sense for Matt’s self-sacrificing nature. He believes his friends are better off without him, so he may continue his vigilante activities without telling anyone he’s back from the dead.


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Daredevil season 3 theories

Fan favorite Bullseye is heavily rumored to be one of Daredevil’s main adversaries for season 3. Colin Farrell played him in 2003’s Daredevil. Jason Statham has been a frequent suggestion for the role, but given how he bashed Marvel movies, that probably won’t come to pass. Regardless, Bullseye has been at the top of many fan theories for a while.

Even Charlie Cox has mentioned how much he wants Bullseye to appear. “It’s no secret,” he told a crowd at Wizard World Pittsburgh back in October. “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.”


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Daredevil season 3 spoilers

In the middle of season 2, Matt visited Fisk in prison. Fisk threatened to come after Matt and make his life a “living hell,” echoing the popular Daredevil run Born Again from the comics. In the 1986 comic, written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, the Kingpin makes targeted attacks on Matt’s personal life after he learns his identity. Matt subsequently descends into destitution and mental illness.

If the showrunners follow that story arc in season 3, it could mean dramatic consequences for Matt and the people in his life. In the comic, Karen gives up Daredevil’s identity to Kingpin. Given how Foggy also knows Matt’s secret identity, either one could end up betraying Matt, especially if Foggy does it to protect someone else.

Kingpin could also call upon Bullseye to make Matt’s life considerably worse.

Charlie Cox mentioned how some of his co-stars don’t even want Bullseye to appear, saying, “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.” It’s understandable Deborah Ann Woll and Elodie Yung wouldn’t want Bullseye to appear. In the comics, Bullseye famously kills Karen Page and Elektra. It remains to be seen, of course, if Bullseye would make targets out of those characters or perhaps someone else altogether. One thing’s certain, though: If Kingpin does make good on his promise in season 2, Matt’s life and the people in it could be due for a rude awakening in season 3.

Written in print and Braille, a new motion poster advertises Matt Murdock’s funeral, further hinting at a version of the “Born Again” storyline from the comics.

Daredevil season 3 news

For the third time in three seasons, Daredevil has switched showrunners. Erik Oleson (Arrow) will replace Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie, who took over for season 2. They also helmed Marvel’s The Defenders, although Petrie left halfway through production.

Marvel’s Joe Quesada shared the first piece of season 3 art on Twitter, a stylized comic book cover showing Daredevil leaping from a rooftop.

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Joe Quesada/Twitter

In early October during New York Comic Con, Marvel announced that season 3 will detail the origin of Bullseye. In a press release, Marvel wrote, “This is the journey of the highly skilled, but deeply troubled and unpredictable Agent Benjamin ‘Dex’ Poindexter (played by Wilson Bethel) as he descends into villainy. He becomes a deadly adversary for Matt Murdock… one who won’t stop until he’s destroyed the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.”

Check out the character teaser from Netflix here.


Daredevil season 3 trailer

Netflix dropped a teaser trailer for Daredevil season 3 at Comic-Con this past July. It doesn’t show much, but it at least confirms another season is indeed on the way.


The first teaser for Daredevil season 3 arrived at the end of Iron Fist season 2, showing Matt Murdock being characteristically angsty and delivering an unironic version of Batman’s “Darkness, No Parents” bit from The Lego Movie.

Daredevil season 3 release date

Confirmed in a new teaser video, Daredevil season 3 arrives on Oct. 19.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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*First Published: Feb 8, 2017, 12:00 am CST