When it comes to Matt Murdock and his story, it’s his father Jack that is the big influence on him not only as a child when he gets injured but also on his adulthood as he uses his gifts to help people. Both the comics and the Netflix series danced around his missing mother for a long time, and now just like the comics did long ago the Netflix series is going to finally address the mother-shaped hole in his life.
According to Deadline, Joanne Whalley has joined the cast of the upcoming third season of Marvel’s Daredevil in the role of Margaret Murdock also known as Sister Maggie. Those that finished Marvel’s The Defenders last year that are fans of the comics likely guessed this was coming as a bandaged Matt Murdock was surrounded by nuns at the end of the season who said that someone should go get Sister Maggie as Matt began to awaken.
“We are big fans of Joanne’s work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family,” said Marvel TV boss and Daredevil EP Jeph Loeb. “Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator,” declared Oleson. “Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves.”
The story of Sister Maggie was one that began with Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli’s 1986 storyline “Born Again” where she found a beaten Matt and nursed him back to health and began to build a relationship with him again. This storyline is heavily believed to be what will be adapted for the upcoming third season.
This fits with the fact that Vincent D’Onofrio is returning as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin in the new season and is expected to be likely working his revenge against the vigilante that brought down his empire and led to him behind bars.
Marvel’s Daredevil season three will star Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, D’Onofrio, and Whalley. There is no release date for the series but it’s likely to arrive later this year along with the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage and after March’s release of Marvel’s Jessica Jones season two.