Season 2 of Iron Fist debuted on Netflix this past weekend and though it’s a vast improvement over Season 1 (which wasn’t a high bar to clear), the most intriguing revelation may have come at the very end of the 10 episodes. Awaiting us at the end was a teaser for Season 3 of Daredevil.
That teaser was posted online Friday, presumably as a bootleg. But with the expectation that some fans may have binged through Iron Fist over the weekend, Netflix had an official version of the teaser ready on Monday.
Ooh, that is dark. Just the way we like our Daredevil. And it’s a good 30-second summation of the character. Matt Murdock’s Catholic faith is deeply important to him and might be the only thing that stops him from letting go of his morality and becoming a ruthless criminal killing machine. But if everyone thinks Matt Murdock is dead, what’s to stop Daredevil from embracing the darkness?
Just before Iron Fist’s premiere, Marvel also posted a “motion poster” (do people really call these “mosters”?) for Daredevil’s third season. Matt Murdock is believed to be missing after what happened at the end of The Defenders. (His fellow heroes think he’s dead, notably including Iron Fist, who promised Daredevil that he’d protect the city.)
As we know, however (or you’d know if you watched The Defenders), Murdock is in a shelter being watched over by nuns as he recovers. It was a strong nod to the acclaimed “Born Again” comic book arc in which Murdock is left for dead after being severely beaten by the Kingpin.
Yet the teaser’s release had a notable omission. When is Season 3 going to debut on Netflix? All indications point to a 2018 release, and Netflix has released Marvel series in November before, as it did with Season 1 of Jessica Jones.
A tweet from Marvel that included the teaser looked as if it might have the premiere date. But those numbers indicated a Bible verse, rather than a Dec. 22 premiere (which would be too close to Christmas anyway, right?), one which will apparently be the theme of Season 3. And if you follow the Twitter thread, plenty of other scripture is cited in response to eager, impatient fans.
If you didn’t already Google it (and thanks for sticking with this post), the verse reads “He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.“ Season 3 of Daredevil isn’t going to be a fun ride.
Not that we would’ve expected such a thing. If the story does follow “Born Again,” it will get nasty between Daredevil and Wilson Fisk. And for several other character in Matt Murdock’s circle.