WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW FOR DAREDEVIL SEASON 3
This past Friday in the latest season of Daredevil we had the return of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin as well as the introduction of a fan favorite Daredevil villain Bullseye, who was introduced as FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter. But there was another important Marvel Comics character that was introduced that could have gone unnoticed by audiences.
At the end of the third season, Daredevil features an X-Men character that could have an impact on the series going forward, because it low key seems to be setting up the possible introduction of some characters that will be acquired from the FOX deal. During the final episode, we see Fisk break Poindexter’s back, which when we see him again is getting surgery to try and correct it.
During the operation, the doctors claim that the damage is irreparable, this is when “Cogmium steel” is mentioned as well as naming the surgeon Dr. Oyama, which is an important character in Wolverine’s comic book history. In comics, Bullseye had a similar surgery where his spine is repaired with the aid of adamantium by a villain named Lord Dark Wind, whose real name is none other than Kenji Oyama.
Lord Dark Wind is the one who created the process of bonding bones with adamantium for X-Men’s Wolverine. He is also the father of Wolverine’s nemesis Lady Deathstrike. ComicBook.com had the opportunity to speak with Daredevil’s showrunner Erk Oleson about how they had to tweak Bullseye’s origin story because of the pending deal between Marvel, Fox and Disney.
“Well, you’ve seen the season now, and he is not yet fully Bullseye. Like he doesn’t have his- I’m not even allowed to use the word ‘adamantium’ because Marvel and Fox and Disney haven’t merged yet,” Oleson said. “But in the comics, obviously, Bullseye, he’s got abilities that are heightened, and I was more interested in telling the grounded psychological story of how a real person becomes Bullseye, because that fit in with not just the tone and style that I wanted to use for Season 3, which was somewhere between Season 1 of the show and The Sopranos, but it allows me to just keep the show grounded.”
Like Oleson said it’s due to legal reasons that he was unable to use words like “adamantium”, but with the creative team including a brief introduction to Dr. Oyama, this gives me a sense that they have a plan to start slowly incorporating some of these characters that will be acquired from FOX. But for now, it was great to see a good backstory as to how Poindexter became to be Bullseye.
What do you make of Dr. Oyama’s inclusion in Daredevil? Let us know in the comment section below!
Marvel’s Daredevil season 3 can be streamed now on Netflix.
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