In Season 2, Daredevil is presumed dead. However, at the very end of The Defenders, viewers learned that he had survived, and Daredevil Season 3 picks up from there.
The Defenders is an American web television miniseries. It is based on the Marvel Comics characters – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The four characters together form the eponymous superhero team called The Defenders.
- Why it’s important to watch The Defenders before Daredevil
- The Defenders covers Daredevil’s chapters
- Daredevil Season 2 and The Defender’s cross over
Why it’s important to watch The Defenders before you watch Daredevil
It’s important to watch The Defenders before you watch Netflix’s Daredevil Season 3 so that you understand Matt Murdock’s back story. A lot of inquisitive fans have asked this question about missing subplots and crucial details from Daredevil Season 3.
Well, that is so, to explain, the writers of the show pre-emptively assume that you might have watched The Defenders. Thus, bringing continuity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline rather than keeping it a standalone story.
Both the shows are available on Netflix for streaming and give the audience’s a wider spectacle into understanding the history of Daredevil.
The Defenders covers Daredevil’s chapters
The Defenders covers a lot of Daredevil aka Matt Murdock’s previous heroic stints and anecdote from his childhood. Thus, fitting-in like a perfect jigsaw puzzle and making it easier for the viewers to understand the half-baked plots occurring in Daredevil Season 3.
Since the show is a crossover of two or many fictional characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is better for you to watch The Defenders before you jump on with Daredevil Season 3.
Daredevil Season 2 and The Defender’s cross over
Season 2 sees the Daredevil, Elektra Natchios (his ex-girlfriend) and the Punisher go up against The Hand (an ancient clan of mysteriously powerful ninjas). Eventually, they win the fight but Elektra dies in the battle, and her body is exhumed and placed in a mysterious resurrection box by the clan’s remaining members.
Daredevil’s story continues in the crossover show The Defenders, in which Murdock teams up with Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones to defeat The Hand once and for all. The villains resurrect Elektra as the Black Sky, an evil, brainwashed assassin taking orders from Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), the group’s mysterious leader.
After a climactic battle in the Midland Circle building, Daredevil gets Cage, Rand and Jones to safety, but gets trapped alongside Elektra, who has come to her senses, as the building explodes around them. We later see a bruised and bloody Murdock wake up in a room full of nuns, but Elektra’s status remains unknown.
Daredevil Season 3 premise
At the end of The Defenders, Murdock dies at the battle of Midland Circle. However, a much darker Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) makes a miraculous return to Hell’s Kitchen.
In season 1 Kingpin aka Wilson Fisk has been released from the cell and is persistent on avenging the Daredevil. The antagonist works in close coordination with violent vigilante Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel) to frame the ‘Man Without Fear’ as a murderer.
Meanwhile, in order to learn more about Matt Murdock’s mother, Maggie Murdock (Joanne Whalley) who seems to have an essential role in resurrecting Matt back to life, you need to watch The Defenders.
Let us know in the comment section below if you’ve watched either of the series on Netflix yet.