Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 Spoilers: Will Netflix Series Adapt Shadowland Arc?
Since Season 1, Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix has been establishing the ninja organization, The Hand, as a major and enduring antagonist. Their mythology was further explored as Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) learns that his college sweetheart, Elekta Natchios (Elodie Yung), was the mysterious Black Sky. But, will they play a bigger role in Season 3?
What is The Hand?
The organization known as The Hand is quite important not only in the lore of The Man Without Fear. They also play a prominent figure in the entire Marvel Universe. In the past, they have killed heroes such as Wolverine and resurrected villains such as Doctor Octopus.
The ninja order worships an entity called “The Beast.” Many of The Hand’s mystic powers, including resurrection, presumably come from the demon.
On television, The Hand worships Black Sky, a name mentioned for the first time in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1. By the finale of Season 2, it was revealed that Elektra is fated to become Black Sky, whatever that is.
What is Shadowland?
The Hand also plays a prominent part in the popular comic book series, Shadowland. Created by Andy Diggle and artist Billy Tan , the 2010 series saw Matt Murdock possessed by The Beast.
During this time, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen become in charge of The Hand. The vigilante used the ninjas to strike down the criminal activity in New York with an iron fist. He then created a stronghold/prison in the middle of the city called Shadowland. This piqued the interest of other heroes including the Avengers.
Eventually, street-level heroes such as Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher, Spider-Man, discovered that a demon as possessed his body. They had to fight then defeat Daredevil.
Will A TV Adaptation Happen?
Although still unconfirmed, the introduction of fellow street-level heroes, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, opens the possibility that Shadowland might happen soon. Moreover, Matt seems to be heading toward a really dark path.
In the previous season, he has severed connections from his best friend, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and love interest, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). Perhaps, seeing Elektra resurrected as Black Sky will kick off Shadowland.
Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 will air in 2018 on Netflix.
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