Daredevil season 2 gets official release date and new trailer

It was previously thought the show would be released on the same day as Batman v Superman

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 07 January 2016 13:57 GMT

UPDATE: Marvel's Daredevil finally has an official release date and it is not the same as the one leaked earlier this week.

Originally, it was thought season 2 of the hit Netflix show would be released on the 25 March, but a new teaser posted by Marvel's Twitter account confirms it will reach the streaming service on the 18 March, a week earlier than thought.

This means the show will no longer be released on the same day as Batman v Superman, the two not in direct competition with each other. The early release is, however, still sure to take some of the steam away from DC's blockbuster.

ORIGINAL: Marvel are set to take DC head on with the release of Daredevil season two, the upcoming Netflix show reportedly having the same release date as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Comcbook.com claim Marvel Studios are aiming to release the entire season on the 25 March.

The second season of the critically acclaimed superhero show will see the return of Charlie Cox as the titular hero, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page and Elden Henson as Foggy, as well as introducing Jon Bernthal’s Punisher and Élodie Yung’s Elektra.

The new release date - earlier than the first season's 10 April release - is seemingly a deliberate play by Marvel to take steam away from Warner Bros forthcoming attempt to launch their DC Extended Universe.

It has been pointed out that, for Netflix subscribers, watching Daredevil will come at no additional cost and be over 10 hours of entertainment, whereas going to see Batman v Superman will cost upwards of £8 for a cinema ticket.

Another point to consider is that Daredevil also links in with Jessica Jones, another critically acclaimed Netflix series that came out late 2015 and garnered significant attention for its strong themes and dark tone.

There’s also the fact Batman v Superman's predecessor Man of Steel was very middle of the road. But then again, this is the first time we will have seen Batman on the big screen since Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises.

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