The second season of Marvel's Iron Fist may be releasing a few months or so before Daredevil Season 2, but that doesn't mean that fans have forgotten about Matt Murdock. The series has been filming for months now, with Kingpin actor Vincent D'Onofrio having provided semi-regular updates via Twitter, and with The Defenders having strongly hinted that an adaptation of Born Again could be on the way, it's easy to understand why fans are so excited.
The comic, written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, is highly regarded by fans and is highly cited as one of the greatest comic book stories ever told. As with both seasons of the TV show, however, a panel-for-panel recreation of the comic is unlikely; seasons 1 and 2 took inspiration from dozens of different series (not just Miller's), and with the latest news being that Season 3 will include Bullseye - who did not originally feature in that story - the trend now looks set to continue.
It was previously reported that Wilson Bethel, who's said to be playing an FBI agent in the show, would take on the role of either the Sin Eater or Bullseye. Now, thanks to a post by a fitness instructor working with Bethel and Daredevil actor Charlie Cox, it looks as though Bethel will indeed be playing Lester.
Coming by way of Naqam Washington, the post reads:
"The boys training hard in the lab! Season 3 of Daredevil going to be crazy! #Daredevil and #Bullseye".
This pretty much confirms those earlier reports that Bethel would be playing the villain, and though the character didn't originally have a role in Born Again, the news will no doubt prove to be exciting for fans of the Hell's Kitchen hero, with Bullseye having last been portrayed by Colin Farrell in Mark Steven Johnson's panned Daredevil film from 2003.
How do you feel about Bullseye's inclusion in Daredevil Season 3? Would you have preferred a different villain? Please share your thoughts down in the comments below!