Fresh out of the Daredevil New York Comic-Con panel, Netflix has released a character teaser, confirming that the highly anticipated new season will detail the origin story of the iconic Marvel villain, Bullseye.
This is the journey of the highly skilled, but deeply troubled and unpredictable Agent Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter (played by Wilson Bethel) as he descends into villainy. He becomes a deadly adversary for Matt Murdock...One who won't stop until he's destroyed the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. Fans will finally get to see how Dex becomes Bullseye when Marvel's Daredevil season three premieres worldwide October 19 on Netflix.
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Bullseye was confirmed by Netflix earlier this week in a press release for the show. When Season 2 was gearing up, a rumor leaked that Jason Statham was playing Bullseye. The actor quickly pulled out due to the overwhelming online response, and the sophomore season changed course. Ever since, fans have been eagerly awaiting the appearance of this iconic Marvel villain. And it looks like Netflix found the perfect way to bring him into this weary world of Hell's Kitchen.
Benjamin Poindexter is just one of many names Bullseye has used over the years. It wasn't specified in that initial PR if Ben would be transforming into Bullseye at some point, but the latest official release from the streaming giant makes that fact very clear. Though, when we first meet Poindexter, he'll actually be wearing a replica of Daredevil's iconic costume, as he establishes himself an imposter out to ruin Matt Murdock's good superhero name.
Poindexter was first revealed in the full trailer that launched right before NYCC kicked off earlier this week. Many fans assumed right away that they were getting a glimpse at Bullseye in action, and they weren't wrong.
Bullseye first sprang to life in the pages of Marvel Comics, and was brought to the big screen in the 2003 bomb Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck. Bullseye worked for Kingpin, much as he does here. He was played by Colin Farrell, and his performance was somewhat underwhelming. Wilson Bethel hopes to right those wrongs, making this Bullseye a worthy advisory in the MCU.
Daredevil has been one of the most consistent crowd pleasers out of the five Marvel series Netflix currently has in production. This third season promises to bring a lot of fan-favorite ideas over from the already established storylines in the popular comics. It looks like this will be another home run. You can check out Bullseye in action thanks to the Netflix streaming Youtube Channel.