Now that we know The Punisher is coming to Daredevil Season 2 in the shape of The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal (here), we can hope that tidbits will start coming out about just who he’ll be and what he’ll do in the MCU.
And Rosario Dawson is the first out of the blocks to talk about him: “That’s going to raise the stakes so much more because Matt Murdock almost behaves like the Punisher in the first season. He crosses the line quite often, so it’s going to be really interesting to see how they differentiate them and where that goes.”
She goes on to talk about the show’s wider universe: “I’m looking forward to seeing where [the next series] goes, because her eyes have been opened up to this other world — and she’s crossed the line. You know, this is someone who helps people, and she’s been violent now but seeing the need for it. I think there’s a lot that she’s having to grapple with, and I think that’s what’s exciting about using this show to explore street-level characters: it makes it that much more closer to us.”
while it was only hinted at in the first season, Dawson’s character is The Nightnurse who, in the comics, is there to care for hurt superheroes in New York and it looks like here presence may indeed be felt beyond Daredevil: “Even just having Night Nurse and Claire Temple come together was already changing the Marvel Universe, so it just feels like, A) I finally get to join Marvel. I get to do it in a way that’s completely altering the universe, which is awesome. And then, B) I have no idea where it’s going to go, because here I was having a fling with Matt Murdock, and now Luke Cage is coming up, and Jessica Jones…”
Does this mean we’ll see her in other Netflix shows and maybe beyond? We can but hope.
Daredevil return to Netflix in 2016