As the previous teasers and information showcased, Wilson Fisk is back and out of prison seeking revenge. That revenge takes the form of having someone impersonate Daredevil and terrorize the city so that the Kingpin of crime can turn the city he loves against the man that took everything from him.
If this seems somewhat familiar to some fans, that’s because once again it adds some echoes to the 1986 Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli storyline “Born Again,” which has been very clearly an inspiration on the season since the stinger at the end of Marvel’s The Defenders last year where a presumed dead Matt woke up in a church and a nun named Sister Maggie was name-dropped. In the original comic story Fisk found out Daredevil’s secret identity and used that to slowly destroy his life and reputation but when things fail he hired a mental patient to masquerade as Daredevil to draw Matt back out.
This time around Fisk can’t really destroy Matt’s life through is law practice or such since Matt was presumed dead and seemingly in promos has already decided to shed his life of Matt Murdock willingly.
Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel, and Jay Ali. The series returns on October 19.