'Daredevil' season 2 news, spoilers: new teaser features Elektra; Marvel VP says 'Punisher' spin-off is mere speculation


Netflix has dropped the second part of the official trailer for “Daredevil” season 2.

While the first half of the season 2 trailer focused on the much-anticipated new character Frank Castle/The Punisher, played by “The Walking Dead” alum Jon Bernthal, the second half introduced another morally ambiguous mercenary, Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s (Charlie Cox) ex-girlfriend Elektra Natchios (lodie Yung).

In the trailer, Elektra re-enters Matt’s life asking for help and telling him that she has information on the Yakuza that Matt believes he had already wiped out in the previous season. Elektra informs him that the group has merely been hibernating, waiting for Daredevil to get rid of all its enemies, and plotting its next move. The trailer also showed Elektra and Daredevil working together to fight the bad guys, with the masked hero asking Elektra not to kill anyone. The Punisher also appears in the trailer, as does Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), and others from season 1.

Speaking of The Punisher, Marvel Television Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb has spoken up about the rumors of a possible The Punisher spin-off, telling Digital Spy, “I think that’s something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that’s actually happening.”

Reports that the Netflix and Marvel bosses were so impressed by Bernthal’s portrayal of the vigilante that they may be developing a Netflix spin-off featuring the actor began swirling in January.

“It’s certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them,” Loeb added.

The Marvel TV boss also spoke about the lack of awards recognition for their superhero series “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” saying that Marvel is “not in this in order to be in the award business.”

“For us, the greatest award was when Netflix called and said, ‘We’d like to do another season with you,'” he revealed.

“What we’re really trying to do is to tell the best stories that we can,” Loeb said.

The second season of “Daredevil” premieres on Friday, March 18, on Netflix.