More new information about the much-awaited second season of Daredevil is coming in.
According to Christian Today, actor Stephen Rider has been added to the cast of the joint Marvel/Netflix production.
Rider will play a character that will be helping Matt Murdock, the Daredevil’s alter ego that is played by actor Charlie Cox. Specifically, Rider will portray Blake Tower, who is the district attorney of New York City in the show’s universe.
In addition to Rider, Deadline reported that Scott Glenn will also return for the second season as Stick, Matt Murdock’s martial arts teacher.
Jon Bernthal hasalso been cast into the series as Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher. An article at Fans Share noted that Bernthal expressed pleasure at being cast as the violent vigilante who is expected to trade blows with the Daredevil in season 2.
“I can say it’s a responsibility that I take really seriously and I’m honored to be on Daredevil. I love the script,” Bernthal is quoted as saying.
Fan and media speculations surmise that the Netflix series will tie in with the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” film. According to the Movie Pilot, it is possible that Marvel will use the series to reveal what triggered the conflict between the superheroes in the Civil War film.
“If, say, The Punisher, Elektra, Daredevil and Bullseye all got involved in a major firefight in Hell’s Kitchen, there’s every chance it could end very, very badly-and that the vigilante likes of Daredevil and The Punisher would be blamed,” the website theorized.
HNGN noted that there is little chance that the theory will come to fruition as Marvel Studios has indicated no interest in fusing together its television and film intellectual properties in a significant way.
Marvel exec Kevin Feige, however, did say that it is “inevitable” that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will find itself connecting to the television shows more in the future.