Friday, January 22, 2016

PC POST #287: "Daredevil" Showrunners on how Punisher will shake up Season 2!

In the latest interview of Collider, the showrunners Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie talked about Matt, Foggy, Elektra, Frank and Karen.

They carefully leaked more information about the Punisher in the upcoming Daredevil season 2, nothing that will spoil but still some good informations that we might be happy to read.

We get to know that Punisher and Elektra will be testing Matt Murdock as hero. Petrie gave us a great example.

"Oh, okay, you’re going to put on this suit and beat people up that you feel deserve it. We do that, too, except there’s a difference. We kill them.”  

Marco Ramirez explained how the story will be developed.

"Most importantly, we wanted to make sure everything runs through Matt because it could easily become The Punisher story or the Elektra story that Matt cameos in, and not vice versa. So, we built it like a Matt story, in terms of what we wanted to put him through, where we wanted to get him, by the end of the season, and what we wanted to have him learn about himself, and we used an Elektra and Frank story throughout, to get him there."

Doug Petrie was asked about if the viewers will have some sense of sympathy or understanding by Frank Castle actions during season 2.

Sympathy for the devil, in this case, is absolutely essential, but we can also guarantee that’s not the only thing you’ll be feeling. We’re very much looking forward to and are terrified by what we hope will come, which is a variety of responses to this guy. He’s more than one flavor, and he’s definitely more than one layer. We go deeper into what drives him, what his moral code is, what his contradictions are, what his methods are, and how people react to them, particularly Matt. But then, you’ve got Foggy going, “I do not like this man.” If you make the argument, “I don’t like this man, I don’t like his methods, and I don’t agree with what he does,” and nothing justified what he does, you can make that argument. You can make a very solid argument, but it would be an argument. We do get into that in particular episodes where we have the voices of New York saying, “He’s good,” or “He’s bad.” There’s precedence in real New York lore, with Son of Sam, Bernard Goetz and the fictional Travis Bickle. It’s this idea of New York pushing someone to the point where they’re going to take justice into their own hands and you don’t love what they’re doing, but you have more than one feeling about it. Will you have sympathy for him? We hope so. Will you feel just sympathy? We hope not.

This will be the fourth live action version of the Punisher. Both showrunners were asked if that familiarity with the character helped them...

"In that first episode where we’re so mysterious with him, if you know the character of Frank Castle, you’re just going to go fanboy bananas because we really tease it out. And if you’ve never seen him before and are unfamiliar with the canon, it’s still a pretty satisfying episode because something really powerful that is against what Matt stands for is now inexorably entering Matt’s backyard."
 What’s great is that, in the interplay between Jon [Bernthal] and Charlie [Cox], Jon really owns this guy. We hope to make people forget what they’ve seen before, whether they’ve loved it or not.
And it was always important to us, even if you know the character, you’ve never seen him like this. That was the big thing we wanted. There are four movies, eight hours and four actors. We’ve seen this guy. We think we know who he is, but even we learned that he’s so much more. That was exciting to us.

I hope you guys liked this excerpt from the interview but this is what matters for the Punisher ( Frank Castle ), you can check the full interview here.

Don't forget that Daredevil Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 18th