‘Daredevil’ Season 2 To Include The Gladiator?

– by Joseph Medina

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that “Daredevil” managed to impress a lot of people. With its character-focused narrative and incredible portrayal of the Kingpin, it quickly rose to the top of a lot of folks’s list of favorite superhero TV shows. With the Netflix series off to a strong start, the filmmakers are undoubtedly feeling the pressure to up the ante in season two.

Already, we’ve confirmed that both Frank Castle and Elektra will show up in the coming season in what will be integral roles to the plot. That’s not even to mention all the rumors that Bullseye will be making an appearance in the new season. Add it all together, and we already have quite the crowded plate of villains and frenemies in the mix. Well, we may need to add one more to the list.

On the official Twitter account for “Daredevil,” The Gladiator (aka Melvin Potter) may have just been teased.

For those who don’t remember, or didn’t get a chance to see season one of “Daredevil” yet, Melvin Potter (played by Matt Gerald) was already introduced in the show as the “machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.” Potter had a choice to either make body armor for Wilson Fisk and his accomplices, or risk the safety of his friend Betsy Beatty.

Initially something of an antagonist, Matt Murdock ultimately convinces Potter to make his iconic red suit that we see at the end of the season.

Now with all that in mind, one has to wonder what this tweet is really teasing. In my opinion, it could be one of three things.

  1. It can be a tease to Potter going full Gladiator in season two. Perhaps Murdock does something that puts Betsy in danger, resulting in an antagonistic response from the machinist.
  2. It can be a tease to a new Daredevil outfit. As we know, Potter made the red suit in season one, and while it had its plusses, it seemed to be widely disliked by fans. Perhaps we can expect a redesign in season two.
  3. It’s just a cute little tweet that the account put out there for kicks. It may even be something to draw in viewers who have yet to see season one. After all, he did throw around saw blades in season one, so there’s already a nod to his supervillain nature in the show.

I personally hope it’s the second one. While the idea of Potter going Gladiator is interesting, season two already seems to be a crowded season. Do we really need another villain to get thrown in on top of all this? With Marvel already becoming incredibly ambitious with their Defenders shows, the last thing we need is for them to “Amazing Spider-Man 2” it up.

What do you think this tweet could mean? Let us know your thoughts below!

Source: Marvel Studios/Netflix

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