Last we saw Matt Murdock he was alive, but not in great shape. After that, we don’t know much. But today, that changes with some interesting casting news!
Marvel’s Daredevil announced that Edge of Darkness actress Joanne Whalley will be joining the cast. If you remember in the final few seconds of The Defenders, nuns are watching over the battered Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. But as he begins to awaken, the nun tells her colleague to “Get Maggie. Tell her he’s awake.“
Joanne Whalley will be playing Sister Maggie. We know that like other Netflix/Marvel partnerships each series doesn’t take entire arcs of existing comic book storylines. Instead, they use them as major sources of influence. With that said we have a good idea that Season Three of Daredevil will be influenced by the popular “Born Again” story arc by Frank Miller.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb had some kind words to describe his joy of having Joanne Whalley on board.
“We are big fans of Joanne’s work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family.”
That last part about a family is pretty important. The reason being is that in the comics Matt’s mother is named Maggie, and she herself is a nun. It’s still unclear if Joanne Whalley’s Sister Maggie will be Matt’s mom. But all indications look like she is.
Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three showrunner, Erik Oleson, also praised Whalley:
“Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator. Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves.”
If she does end up being Matt’s mom this will allow for some amazing character exploration for both Matt Murdock and his mom. We could see Matt look into how not having a mother affected him, while Sister Maggie could see the burden of not raising her own child.
Season Three is already looking to be one hell of a season. Matt’s back from the dead, well at least to the eyes of his friends. Kingpin will be saying hello. And now Sister Maggie and the Born Again-influenced story look to play a major role. This upcoming season of Daredevil is going to be something else.
What do you think? Will Sister Maggie be Matts mother on the show? Or will the showrunners throw us a curve ball?
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Daredevil Season 3 will be released sometime later this year.