Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Daredevil Season Two

Expect Matt Murdock to return this time next year

Daredevil has landed and if you’re anything like as binge-y as Empire, you’ll have seen and most probably relished its gritty take on the Marvel hero. Its star, Charlie Cox, stepped into the Empire Podcast booth this week and we quizzed him on the likely timeline for the second season, as well as his dream line-up for it.

“I have to be careful because we just got commissioned so I have no idea who is going to turn up,” prefaced the Londoner, revealing, unsurprisingly, that he expects a new villain - or villains - to step into the Hell’s Kitchen underworld. “Based on the show we’ve created, which is very grounded in reality, I’d like to see Punisher maybe show up, a little bit of Elektra maybe. I wouldn’t mind Black Widow making an appearance, and you can’t think about Daredevil for too long without thinking of Bullseye. I don’t know when or if or how that would happen, but it’d be cool if it did."

It’s a heck of a rogues’ gallery to work with and a reminder of how nicely poised Netflix’s first foray onto superhero turf is. Season two has now shifted ahead of Defenders on Netflix’s giant studio call sheet. “We’ll begin shooting in the second half of the year,” Cox revealed. “It’ll be the same timeline as the last show, so season two will come out about this time next year. Again, I’m imagining all this, but they’ll probably do Iron Fist or Luke Cage at the same time, followed by the other one [of the two] in the first half of 2016 and then maybe Defenders in the second half of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.”

Before any of that, of course, there’s the small matter of A.K.A. Jessica Jones, in which Krysten Ritter and David Tennant do battle, to air and a screenplay or two to write. Cox, unsurprisingly, is champing to get back into the red suit. “What’s exciting is to have a season where [Matt Murdock] is really embodying his alter-ego before we get to the Defenders."

For more from Cox on Daredevil and much more on the show itself, look out for the Daredevil spoiler special, up on Monday, April 27 .