Daredevil isn’t a square-jawed hero smiling in the sun, he’s a street vigilante. A living contradiction, he serves justice by breaking the law. His mortal enemy is cognitive dissonance. And now he’s got company.

According to the Nerdist, the incoming Punisher for Daredevil’s second season isn’t just a villain, he’s the villain and will serve to test Matt Murdock’s newfound devotion to justice.

According to our source, newly appointed co-showrunner Marco Ramirez is referring to season two as “Daredevil vs. the Punisher.” However, the title … is more of a philosophical battle that’ll take place over the season. With Kingpin out of the picture, a power vacuum will be created that the city’s villainous vermin will try and fill. With all these termites crawling out of the woodwork, the Punisher will likely emerge and try to exterminate them … Daredevil is going to have to put a stop to that.

They’re marquee comic characters, so whether or not they beat themselves bloody or team up like bros, seeing Daredevil and The Punisher clash ideologically is going to create some very rich television. The Nerdist remarks that key ‘Daredevil’ characters like Bullseye are rumored to appear, which would mean a bigger bad than the Punisher is still possible.

Still, in Marvel’s vision of Hell’s Kitchen, no one can be a hero. For all the shiny and polished movies Marvel has produced, it’s great to see that Daredevil isn’t afraid to get dirty in the mud.

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