Daredevil‘s second season return is just under a month away, and things aren’t looking so hot for Marvel‘s Man Without Fear. Especially in this new promo video (and photo) Netflix released featuring Daredevil wrapped in chains.
If there was any doubt about who was responsible for this situation, the sound of gunshots being fired in the video strongly suggests that the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) is the man who beat the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. But while the Punisher may not want to kill Daredevil himself, this does suggest a certain level of vindictiveness. As Daredevil struggles with his chains, the Punisher has forced him to listen while he violently takes out his nearby targets.
In the Marvel Universe, the Punisher and Daredevil have always had a complex relationship. (Note: potential spoilers ahead.) There have even been times when they’ve teamed up for the greater good, but the core difference between them is Punisher’s willingness to murder every violent criminal he can get his hands on. In the Punisher’s mind, Daredevil is a coward because he allows criminals to live.
This scene calls to mind a sequence from Garth Ennis’ Punisher run, in which Daredevil was chained with a gun in his hand and given a choice. Daredevil could allow the Punisher to murder a mob boss or he could shoot the Punisher to save his target’s life. It was a no win situation for Daredevil, as he had to betray his morality either way. And let’s just say that the Punisher rigged the game in his favor.
All 13 episodes of Daredevil season 2 will hit Netflix on Friday, March 18.
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And in case you’re feelin’ clueless about Daredevil‘s new, big bad, check out Dan Casey’s rundown of everything you need to know about the Punisher: