For the last few months people were under the belief that Daredevil’s popular villain Bullseye wouldn’t make an appearance in the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series. Some of these beliefs could’ve sprung from the talentless hack who runs Marvel TV bashing the Daredevil movie (which has an excellent director’s cut), but they appear to be false.
EW has a list of seven revelations about the series, and they learned Bullseye is in the cards:
7. Contrary to previous online reports, Bullseye MIGHT be in the series (but not this season): Colin Farrell’s performance as the villainous sharp-shooter was arguably the best part of the Daredevil movie, so some fans were disappointed to hear the character won’t be in the series. But DeKnight says he’s not ruling him out. “I wouldn’t say there’s no plans to include the character in the series,” he said. “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.”
This is good news as it seems like they’re already planning a second season for the show. Some people thought these “street level” Netflix series would be one-shots that led up to The Defenders, but now it sounds like Marvel may be looking at the shows as a form of “Phases” like they do with the movies.