Daredevil season 3 teasers: What’s in store for Matt Murdock?


Daredevil season 3 is closer than ever, and little teases have started to pop up. What do they portend for the season as a whole?

Sure, Iron Fist may have just dropped this Friday, but let’s be honest: we’re much more excited for Daredevil season 3. Fortunately, Netflix seems to be aware of this, having not only put a little preview for Daredevil within Iron Fist itself, but also releasing a motion poster on Twitter for the show.

Let’s start with the Iron Fist scene, so here’s your obligatory warning that this comes at the very end of the show and is thus a spoiler. ScreenRant has transcribed the speech we get from Matt, and it’s telling, to say the least. He concludes, “And the truth is, I’d rather die as the devil than live as Matt Murdock.”

That is not only extremely poetic, in a brutal sort of way, but it also gets to the heart of something Daredevil has always tried to interrogate. At what point does one life subsume the other? (It’s something that Batman, oddly enough, also explores, and Charlie Cox has noted that he’s been told not to “go full Batman.”) Going through the system usually doesn’t work for Matt anyway. ScreenRant focuses on the fact that it seems that Matt will be less important than Daredevil in the season, and we’re inclined to agree with this based on the motion poster:

On the surface level, as ScreenRant and tweets from the accounts for Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage in the replies both remind us, Matt is dead as far as the world is concerned anyway. That’s too easy of an interpretation, though, particularly considering the speech from Iron Fist. Matt’s not literally dead, but mentally? If he’s not gone, he’s close to it.

How will this spin out throughout all of the season? Is there some part of Matt that is still there and unwilling to give up the fight? The odds are decent that we’re seeing where the character is to begin season 3, but that doesn’t mean it’s where he’ll necessarily end up. Cox has also pointed out that in terms of his work, he likes to know where things begin and then flow through the season script by script.

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Though that doesn’t specifically tell us where Matt and Daredevil might go, it does strongly suggest, without necessarily giving anything away, that they will be going somewhere.