It’s kind of been a huge “will he, won’t he?” thing when it comes to Bullseye’s potential appearance in season two of “Daredevil.” A few weeks back, we broke the news that action star Jason Statham was being pursued by Marvel to star as the comic book baddie. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Statham has since shut down negotiations, rendering the character of Bullseye as a big question mark for fans. But rest assured, despite any casting snafus, Bullseye will be making his way to “Daredevil” this coming season.
What exactly would his role be in “Daredevil,” especially considering we’ll already be getting Jon Bernthal joining the mix as the Punisher? Will he be the main baddie, or will Punisher?
According to a Nerdist news source, co-showrunner Marco Ramirez is referring to season two of the series as “Daredevil versus the Punisher.” Considering the ideological differences these two superheroes are known to have (Punisher likes to kill, Daredevil, not so much), that wouldn’t be a huge surprise. But since Frank Castle is more of an anti-hero than villain, it’d be hard to imagine they’d stay enemies for long.
There is also one other aspect of the series we have to consider: Elektra. From what we’ve heard from IGN, Matt Murdock’s love interest, Elektra, will indeed be making her Marvel debut. Now, we’re not saying she’s going to be the main villain of the series—not by a long shot. But Nerdist went on to speculate that Elektra’s death will potentially be the kick in the pants Murdock needs to side with Punisher to take down the main villain of the season…Bullseye (Though if this is indeed true, one has to wonder if Murdock will be murder-hungry like Punisher by the season’s end).
This could very well be a solid direction for the series to go. Although Kingpin was put away in the first season, it goes without saying that the man has the ability to pull plenty of strings from prison. After all, despite the fact that he was all kinds of bad, the Kingpin still thought he was doing Hell’s Kitchen good. The continuing murder and mayhem within the city could bring Punisher out of the dark and face-to-face with Daredevil. But in true superhero fashion, there would need to be someone to bring these two together to kiss and make up (anyone getting a “Civil War,” or “Batman v Superman” vibe here?), and that person could be Bullseye.
So Jason Statham or not, it seems like Bullseye is definitely going to be quite the lynchpin in season two of “Daredevil.”
What do you want to see out of the season? Is adding Punisher, Bullseye, and Elektra a bit too much, or just enough to keep things interesting?