Netflix struck gold with their series Orange is The New Black. Since then, people have started to discover for themselves golden nuggets of shows released by Netflix. If you haven’t watched Stranger Things yet, then binge it now! Some great original Netflix shows are the following. Narcos, now filming Season 4. They have new characters to be played by actors Diego Luna and Michael Pena. Santa Clarita Diet, a suburban zombie comedy series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Those are just three of the best from Netflix. Recently, they have had a string of MCU TV shows that features the characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher, and their own respective TV series. And then the awesome crossover show that took all these characters in one screen together, The Defenders. Outside Netflix, there are a lot of other Marvel TV series aired by other networks. Shows like Agents of SHIELD, Runaways, and the latest of them, Cloak and Dagger.
With all these Marvel Netflix shows currently on their season breaks, most fans are anxious and cannot wait one more second. Here’s something that could quench their thirst, alleviate their hunger, and help them forget that itchy feeling of anticipation for their favorite Netflix Marvel TV shows. Here are 10 characters added, or returning, or transforming from the past season and into Iron Fist Season 2, Daredevil Season 3, The Punisher Season 2, and Jessica Jones Season 3.
10. Typhoid Mary
Jeph Loeb is Marvel’s head of television, and he announced early on, and with much excitement, that Alice Eve is joining the cast of Iron Fist in Season 2. He is not wrong about getting excited, Alice Eve is a very good actress. Imagining her as any Marvel character, hero or villain, is a wondrous thing that would only make a show look better. She will be playing Typhoid Mary, one of the most popular super-villains of Marvel. Alice Eve’s work includes Star Trek: Into Darkness in 2013, and a film with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, titled Before We Go in 2014.
Taken from the Irish American cook who was the carrier of the bacterial infection known as typhoid fever, Mary Mallon was also known as Typhoid Mary. Marvel’s Typhoid Mary is an assassin for hire and is also severely sick. Mary Walker also has DID or multiple personality disorder. Her usual employer is the Kingpin and she’s appeared as an enemy to Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Deadpool. She was portrayed by Natassia Malthe in Jennifer Garner’s Elektra (2005). Today’s generation will always link Typhoid Mary to Alice Eve, she will do a very good job of portraying Mutant Zero aka Bloody Mary aka Typhoid Mary.
9. Misty Knight
Obviously, we’ve already seen her in Luke Cage, and now she will be crossing over to the Iron Fist series in Season 2. Misty Knight is one of the main characters in Mike Colter’s Luke Cage Season 1. She is a New York detective who, further on, gets a Rand bionic arm. She also has the unique ability to visualize crime scenes just by looking at photos, pretty handy in her line of work. She may have crossed over to Iron Fist to establish the storyline of her and Colleen Wing, this dynamic duo is also known as Daughters of the Dragon.
Colleen Wing is part of the main cast of Iron Fist, owning and operating a dojo teaching self-defense to disadvantaged youngsters. In the dojo, she helped Misty Knight train and fight with one arm. She is played by actress Jessica Henwick. Misty Knight is played by Simone Missick, a 36-year old actress from Detroit, Michigan. She’s been acting since 2003 but has not had any major role until Misty Knight in 2016 in Luke Cage. We are glad she’s crossing over to Iron Fist and hope harder that she and Colleen Wing team up to form the Daughters of the Dragon.
8. Sister Maggie
Sister Maggie will be portrayed by actress Joanne Whalley. The character of Sister Maggie, in the Marvel comics, is a woman who had children and married young. Her husband was Jack and her full name is Maggie Grace, then Maggie Murdock after her marriage. She is Matt Murdock’s mother. She fell into a depressive state which prompted her to leave Matt with his father and was taken in by a church. She is, from that moment on, known as Sister Margaret, or Sister Maggie.
Joanne Whalley was born in Lancashire, England and began acting at the early age of 13. She’s been in at least 30 films in her career, but she did her best work on television, in shows like NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues, BBC’s The Singing Detective, and she also portrayed Jackie Onassis in a CBS TV movie. She got a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award nomination for the show The Borgias in 2011, and a Best Actress BAFTA TV Award nomination for the show Edge of Darkness. She will appear in the third season of Daredevil, probably in the very first episode, and we see her tending to the hero’s injuries with the care and attention only a mother can provide. Joanne Whalley is definitely a worthy addition, and the perfect woman to play the role of Daredevil’s mother.
7. Ray Nadeem
The third season of Daredevil features a good number of new characters, all interesting and pleasant on the eyes. Here we have Jay Ali, an actor from London, England with British and Indian roots. He only started acting in 2009, after he braved the land of the free to pursue a career in acting, even without the blessing of both his parents. He did well for a fresh actor from a foreign land, but we are betting the British accent did some help. It was, in fact, the reason he got the part of Timothy in the TV show The Fosters in 2012. Aside from The Fosters, he was getting guest roles on TV like in the shows NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Pitch, and Me, Myself & I.
Jay Ali will play the part of FBI agent Rahul Nadeem. Rahul, or Ray Nadeem, is described as an ambitious FBI agent that’s more than willing to go great lengths for his family’s benefit. Head of television (Marvel) Jeph Loeb has nothing but good things to say about the young actor, saying that Jay Ali’s performance as Ray Nadeem will captivate fans as soon as they see him in the third season of Daredevil.
Ever wished someone who wasn’t in this season to return in the next season? If you made that wish in Daredevil, then you are in luck. Spider-Man is appearing in Daredevil! Nope, just kidding. We could not confirm that yet, but it’s still too early and anything is possible in the MCU. What we can confirm is the return of villain and arch-nemesis of Daredevil, the Kingpin. Mob godfather and criminal syndicate big boss (pardon the pun) Wilson Grant Fisk is back at it again, just like in the comics, for another round, another season of sinister plans and evil intentions for our crimson-clad hero.
Of course, he will still be portrayed by Vincent D’Onofrio, who by the way, we believe is the best real-life adaptation of the Marvel comic book character. No disrespect to Michael Clarke-Duncan, rest in peace, but Vincent really captures the cunning and the evil that is largely embodied by the Kingpin. He is just a great and undervalued actor, and we’re in disbelief that he hasn’t been noticed by Hollywood yet. Daredevil Season 3 is guaranteed to be a season to remember, with all the new addition to the cast, the returning characters and another iconic villain coming and introducing himself.
In the spirit of wishing things and characters to be included in our favorite TV shows, we have more reason than Vincent D’Onofrio coming back in Season 3. Finally, it’s been 2 seasons too long, Bullseye is targeting a Season 3 appearance. How, when, and what kind of story arc, we don’t know yet. But we are happy to say that Bullseye will be unleashed in Matt Murdock’s world ready to rock it and hit that cherry in the center. We’ve all been wishing and praying for this moment, and now it’s come. The wait will finally be over and the extended patience was well worth it.
News and Instagram posts (but then removed) from Charlie Cox, the man himself, clued us in on the actor playing the role of the much-awaited villain, and it will be Wilson Bethel. But no official news was released, albeit another post from Charlie and Wilson’s trainer with the hashtags #daredevil and #bullseye. What other hints could we take, we’re pumped up about Bullseye as it is, and how much longer are they going to hide it and not make it official. In news they said that Wilson Bethel is cast as an FBI agent, hey that could just be a cover, Lester could just be undercover as an FBI agent, right? Yeah!
Not finishing the job is usually not in Frank Castle’s repertoire, but he did so with Billy Russo and that was a huge mistake. In the comics, William Russo or Billy The Beaut became Jigsaw after he failed to eliminate every person related to Frank Castle, except Frank. Frank, in turn, hunted him down and made an example of him and sent a message to organized crime by smashing his face on a window pane, breaking and cutting it in hundreds of places all over. In the Netflix series The Punisher, we see Jigsaw before Jigsaw, as Billy Russo played by Ben Barnes. In here, he started out as Frank Castle’s friend, serving alongside him in the Marine Corps. The Punisher ends up slamming his face, this time around, in a carousel mirror, but with the same effect as a window pane.
Ben Barnes is an actor who had great film roles in the films Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (as Prince Caspian) in 2008, Dorian Gray (as Dorian Gray) in 2009, and as Prince Caspian again in the third and final installment of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). He is returning to The Punisher Season 2, transformed, disfigured, and with an agenda that can never be good for Frank Castle.
3. John Pilgrim
Zen-like attitude and a clean slate, that is what John Pilgrim seems to be at the start of his life in Frank Castle’s world. We know very little about this character as there is no version of him, or someone close, in the Marvel comics. But there is an air of mystery in his normal-looking facade, his calm exterior, and we’re sure there is a sleeping volcano within that’s just waiting to be triggered. We also cannot confirm if he will be an ally or an antagonist, Frank Castle has no problems taking on another enemy. At least, that’s what we think Jon Bernthal would say if asked about John Pilgrim’s eventual character development as Season 2 is watched (or binged) by fans. He, as a matter of fact, said in an interview that he wants the Kingpin in his show. Maybe in Season 3, Jon, maybe in Season 3.
Josh Stewart is cast as John Pilgrim. Stewart is part of the main cast in the USA series Shooter, he also had small roles in films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, and Transcendence. We are curious to find out what kind of character John Pilgrim will turn out to be.
2. Amy Bendix
Oftentimes, we see a protagonist hang out with a kid, perhaps to help her, guide her, or maybe to mentor her. This could be the case with new character Amy Bendix, or not. In the comics, Amy Bendix is a sweet girl who helped Frank Castle recover from his wounds, hiding him in her dollhouse, of all places. With that act, Frank ends up in jail, Amy’s dad was a county sheriff, Harry Bendix. But in the Netflix show, Amy is an attractive hobo, no grifter is a better term, street-smart and might need or help Frank Castle in Season 2. No concrete storyline on this yet, since she just appeared in two Punisher issues, so anything is possible with this character, which makes it exciting and interesting.
The show cast Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix. She is an American actress from New York and only 20 years of age. She just started acting 2 years ago and is having the time of her career being cast in Season 2 of The Punisher and working closely with the great Jon Bernthal. Aside from this, she’s gained experience in shows like Scream and Son of Zorn. She was also in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Even though Jessica Jones has not started filming Season 3 yet, we already have speculation on which characters might be appearing in the third season. One thing we want, and a lot of other Jessica Jones fans, too, is for the show to bring back Kilgrave. Unfortunately, he was killed early on in Season 1, but his spirit, his annoying and still powerful presence, is there for the whole of the first season. Then he appeared again in Season 2.
This is a classic case of killing off the best character in your TV show, if not in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe television series, regretting it, and then finding ways to squeeze him back in the storyline. But, we’re all for it, we kind of don’t care how they do it. Just don’t let go of David Tennant just yet, please. David Tennant is most famously known in the British series Doctor Who as the Tenth Doctor. He’s also been in countless TV shows, but mostly doing voice talent. He is also a competent stage performer, performing mostly for the RSC, The Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a very good actor and a great Kilgrave, that’s why we all want him coming back. Or flashes of guilt scenes with Jessica again, that could work too, if resurrecting him is too much to ask.