In an interview with IGN, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada talks about the addition of the two characters and teases what we can expect from the upcoming season. A
sked about their plans to balance the screen time between these two characters he said,
“That’s why we pay our amazing Writers Room the big bucks. Doug Petrie and Mark Ramirez, the co-showrunners, have concocted an amazing series, an amazing season this year and believe me, sparks will fly and it’s going to be pretty phenomenal.”
With these characters being included next season, It will be pretty awesome and I’m sure it will be better than the first season, Quesada went on to talk about bringing Bernthal on board as Frank Castle:
“We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and John perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.”
In regards to the casting of Yung as Elektra he said,
“I can’t say enough about Elodie Yung. Literally, we scoured the world for the right Elektra and, man, she is the character. She looks like the character, she walks like the character, and then she has the martial arts training and stunt background that she can rely on. It’s going to be really, really awesome to see her take over the role and see how she embodies and how she personifies Elektra. But again, another world-class actor who I think is going to bring something really special to Daredevil. And I think we established a really good tempo with Season 1, so fans can hopefully expect much more of the same.”
We still have yet to see Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, but Quesada shares his thoughts on this smaller and darker part of the MCU:
“I don’t want to speak too much about the other series because each one has their own flavor, but it is the smaller, darker part of the Marvel Universe. The Avengers are about saving the world. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and all those other characters, they’re about saving a neighborhood, they’re about saving a block, they’re about saving an apartment complex. So it’s smaller, but the stakes still feel the same because they’re just as important. To the people living in Hell’s Kitchen, saving their neighborhood is as important to the people in Manhattan when aliens start coming out of a portal in the sky and the Avengers came to save them.
“The other big difference is that these characters live in the neighborhood. Daredevil lives in Hell’s Kitchen so it’s very, very personal. Through the Netflix platform we’re able to explore a much darker sensibility, a more adult sensibility. Even the choreography — the fights and the action — I think is heads and shoulders above anything else on television. That’s just a testimonial the incredible crew and cast that we have.”
I am so excited right now.