Entertainment Weekly today posted an extensive article of 7 things they’ve learned about the Netflix series of Marvel’s Daredevil.
The article talks about the tone of the series in addition to talking about some things we already knew. You can read the whole thing here. But one thing, in particular, did stand out: Bullseye will not be in the first season of Daredevil, but that doesn’t rule him out for the future.
“I wouldn’t say there’s no plans to include the character in the series,” showrunner Steven DeKnight told EW. “It’s not not to say he wouldn’t be in the series at some point. But I think if you try to jam in too many characters, it just becomes a mess. And [Bullseye’s] story was told in the last iteration of Daredevil that anybody saw. My feeling was, ‘Why repeat it?’ And honestly, if you’re looking for a juicy, multi-faceted crime drama, Wilson Fisk was the obvious choice to play the antagonist. Bullseye is a little more cut and dry. Not to say you couldn’t make him fantastic over 13 hours, but Fisk really felt like the right yin to the yang for Matt, and for what we wanted to do this season.”
As for Fisk, Jeph Loeb said that “this season is about both the rise of the hero and the rise of the villain,” and DeKnight expanded on that notion.
“Fisk has very many different aspects so it’s not all, ‘I want to conquer the city and make a lot of money’,” he said. “In our story, we tell the story of how he met his wife Vanessa and how they fell in love — our antagonist actually has a love story. That’s the love story you’re following, the one you’re invested in, and seeing how that affects him and changes him. I think Vincent just brings such depth to it, his performance is just astounding.”
Marvel’s Daredevil premieres in 2015, with most rumors pointing to a May premiere.