Rumor: Jason Statham is Marvel’s First Choice for Bullseye in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

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For my money, the “Daredevil” series at Netflix is the best thing Marvel has released all year. It is definitely the best TV show they’ve ever produced. With “Daredevil,” Marvel made something truly adult and it worked. With it’s incredibly violent action scenes and serious tone, the show quickly became a hit on Netflix with critics and fans alike. With season 2 already announced, many people wonder what to expect when DD comes back.

With that in mind, Latino Review has a rumor on a new addition to the cast for season 2, that being Jason Statham (Expendables, Transporter) and he’s apparently Marvel’s first choice to portray Daredevil’s villain Bullseye.

In the comics, Bullseye is an expert marksman, known for being able to use most objects as lethal projectiles. Statham is known for playing action-heavy roles with plenty of hand-to-hand combat, which fits perfectly in the Marvel series. Of course, Statham would also raise the star power for the show exponentially, and potentially bring in new viewers.

This wouldn’t be the first time a live-action Bullseye has appeared in a Daredevil film or TV series. Colin Farrell played the character in Ben Affleck‘s Daredevil in 2003. To say he played a campy version of the character is an understatement. In a film that is regarded as a failure both critically and commercially, Bullseye stands out as one of the worst parts of the film. In one scene from the film, Bullseye kills an older lady who annoys him on an airplane by expertly flicking a peanut into her throat and choking her. You really can’t make this stuff up!

Judging by the first season of “Daredevil,” I fully expect Statham to show the truly terrifying side of Bullseye that hasn’t been seen on screen before. He’s a psychotic villain that is every bit the equal of Daredevil physically, but has no qualms with killing anyone who gets in his way. As Daredevil is often compared to Batman, you can say Bullseye is a villain similar to the Joker.

Latino Review also reports the second season will begin filming as soon as late June/early July of this year for a 2016 release. Before the premiere, expect to see Marvel’s “AKA Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” Netflix series in late 2015 and early 2016 respectively.