Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
**SPOILER WARNING** This article contains information regarding the end of The Defenders:
As Marvel’s latest Netflix venture, The Defenders, drew to a close, fans witnessed Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, presumably die alongside his love, Elektra, as The Hand’s headquarters literally crumbles on top of them. However, this was all a misdirection as the final moment of the miniseries has Murdock alive in a bed in an unknown location. Now, Daredevil actor Charlie Cox is speaking out on where he thinks the character will go next.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox talked about the future of The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen and his reaction to the character’s short lived death:
“I was relieved! It was made easier to read that, knowing we have a season three of Daredevil to shoot. (Laughs.) If that hadn’t been the case, I would have been worried that it was all over for Matt Murdock. Being as it was, I thought it was very fun. It was a very interesting way to end it. It’s kind of a cliffhanger, and kind of not. I don’t know what it means for season three, going forward for Matt. It obviously presents him with some pretty interesting options when he reengages with life. Will he reconnect with people? Will he find Foggy and let him know he’s okay? Will he not? I’m very excited to find out what his game plan is going to be, once he gets his shit together.”
Cox then moved on to discussing the obvious parallels between the ending of The Defenders and the famous comic, Daredevil: Born Again, and spoke about how closely the Daredevil TV series will follow the famous story:
“Everyone who loves Daredevil loves Born Again. You can’t not. And if that’s the case, then the implications of that would be very exciting to me. Having said that, I know we don’t tend to follow any story blueprints too closely, because if you do, then you become a foregone conclusion. There may be elements from Born Again, but I’m sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well.”
As the interview came to end, Cox finally dropped a little tidbit about when season 3 will begin filming:
“My understanding is we hope to start shooting by the end of this year at some point. Hopefully that means it’s out in 2018, but it’s not confirmed yet.”
Daredevil season 3 currently has no release date but fans can catch Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil on Marvel’s The Defenders which is streaming now.