Daredevil star Charlie Cox is looking forward to showing fans a particular scene in the third season that will serve as an homage to one of the most popular moments of season 1. While viewers will have to wait a little longer to see it – a mid-October release date was recently leaked – those familiar with the show’s highly lauded debut run will immediately know what he’s referring to.
While that first season functioned as an introduction to the character without his classic costume or name, it made an immediate impression with the quality of its fight choreography and execution. The conclusion of the second episode featured Matt Murdock going up against a gang of Russian mobsters, in order to rescue a kidnapped child. The fight lasts three minutes over a single uninterrupted shot that sees Murdock pushed to his limits, as he takes on thug after thug within the confines of a narrow hallway.
Cox, who’s also starring in the upcoming movie King of Thieves, recently gave an interview to Yahoo Movies UK. During the interview, they asked him for any updates regarding Daredevil season three. Here’s his response:
“The one thing that I am excited about is that we do have a scene in the show that is an homage to the corridor scene from series one. I’m very excited about the fans to see that.”
Considering that Marvel’s Netflix series make do with far fewer resources than their cinematic counterparts, they can’t rely on flashy special effects or massive pyrotechnic displays to keep the adrenaline flowing. Daredevil worked around that by focusing on the physicality of the character, making Matt Murdock a determined scrapper whose battles took nearly as much out of him as they did his foes. That hallway fight did all of this, and marked the show’s stunt team as one to watch. This won’t be the first callback to that sequence either. The second season upped the ante by staging a similar fight in a stairwell, so it’s anybody’s guess how they’re going to top it this time.
Daredevil’s been publicly presumed dead since the events of The Defenders,although a brief scene at the end of that series – as well as a post-credits teasertagged to the recently released Iron Fist season 2 – confirm that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. Based on the short glimpse of him in those teases, Matt Murdock may be alive, but he’s in a pretty dark place (and back in his all-black vigilante duds as well). It was even enough to inspire in-character tweets from his fellow Defenders. While Daredevil’s future looks to be pretty rough, it’s clear that Charlie Cox and the stunt team have been hard at work making sure that it’ll also be exciting as hell.