“The truth is I’d rather die as the devil, than live as Matt Murdock.”
For all those who watched the newest season of Iron Fist, you were rewarded at the end with a teaser for the upcoming season of Daredevil, which we still don’t know the release date for yet. For those who didn’t watch Iron Fist, we have you covered.
The trailer shows a bloody-faced Matt Murdock in his favorite place, church, talking about how disillusioned he feels about thinking that he could have believed in the law. Honestly, I’m surprised it took you this long Matt, did you not watch Making a Murderer? He is in his old black costume, clearly just having fought someone, and says: “I once believed that justice could be found in a court of law, and in the light of day. But I was fooling myself. Darkness only responds to darkness.”
I mean sure, Matt.
As one of the few people who enjoyed the Elektra part of season two’s Daredevil more than the Punisher segments, watching this teaser, for a show I used to really enjoy, it just left me feeling like I needed to see more in order to see if it was worth watching.
Since the mess that was Defenders and the utter disappointment that was Jessica Jones season two, despite the fact that I really enjoyed the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the Netflix MCU series all suffer from the same problems and have made very little progress at creating shows that can be cohesive and engaging for all 13 episodes.
I may have gripes with the way the Arrowverse is structured, but at least even when it’s erratic, it attempts to be fun and exciting. The uber-bleak world of the Netflix MCU is very hit or miss. This isn’t to say I’m not optimistic, I enjoy Daredevil and I am deeply attached to its characters, even if I’m constantly on edge about Karen Page and where her story is going to go, but I’m here for the ride.
As for Matt Murdock himself, all I can say is that I hope his current crisis of faith comes from an interesting place and not something that’ll last for six episodes and then be undone by a nice speech from Foggy or Karen. If we are doing to do this, let’s just go for it.
When people talk about MCU burnout, I feel it more when I think about these shows than I do about the cinematic universe. A two-hour film with some fun CGI and cool characters is one thing to deal with, even when the plot leaves a lot to be desired. Several 13 hour-shows where there is so much filler that a lot of fans talk about cutting it down to eight episodes a season?
If we round up the 20 MCU cinematic movies to 3 hours a piece, they end up being around 60 hours. If you take 13 hours times seven season plus the 8 hours from Defenders that’s almost 100 hours of television.
I enjoy what the Netflix world attempts to bring to Marvel and I think when they are good, they are awesome, but when they are bad they are the worst crime imaginable: boring. And in a world where there are almost countless shows to watch, that is the last thing we need.
What do you guys think of the teaser? Are you excited for season 3 of Daredevil and what comes next? Also if you watched Iron Fist … how was that?
(image: BARRY WETCHER/Netflix)
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