Netflix’s Marvel shows made a splash at New York Comic Con.
Daredevil started things off in a big way, as the teaser footage showed the first look of Elektra (Elodie Yung) and Punisher (Jon Bernthal) in the show’s sophomore season.
“We love two things, and one of them is Matt Murdock. The other is the world Matt Murdock navigates,” new Daredevil co-showrunner Doug Petrie said. “With the Punisher and Elektra, we get to take it darker and further. … The stuff you want to see, we want to see, and we can’t wait to show it to you.”
The show’s new additions were equally thrilled to be a part of the Daredevil world.
“It’s intense, it’s exciting,” Yung — who has an extensive background in martial arts — said of joining the series. “I can’t be more happy, really.”
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb shared that Bernthal and his people had talked with Marvel about him possibly playing Punisher before Daredevil was even a series.
“I know how important this character is to you guys,” Bernthal said. “I know that. I know how important this show is to you guys. I know how important he is to law enforcement and the military. I look at this as a huge honor, a huge responsibility. … I give you my word, I’m going to give everything I have.”
The upcoming series, Jessica Jones, had its own bit of casting news: Though it had been announced that Carrie-Anne Moss would be a part of the show, Loeb revealed she was playing Jeryn Hogarth, a gender flip of the traditionally male character from the Marvel universe.
“The writing is impeccable, the storyline is so rich,” Moss gushed. “As someone who has embodied that female warrior action [character in The Matrix], to see Krysten Ritter doing it on another level [as Jessica] … I’m thrilled.”
Ritter praised her co-workers as well, including David Tennant, who was missing from the panel due to a commitment to a play overseas.
Tennant’s Killgrave and Ritter’s Jessica have a twisted — and traumatizing — relationship, but “David Tennant is magic,” Ritter shared. “His performance, his range, he could be funny and then incredibly vulnerable.”
The presentation concluded with a surprise for fans — the screening of the full Jessica Jones pilot, nearly a month before its launch on Netflix.