There is still a while to wait before we see Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and his crime-fighting alter ego Daredevil back in action on Netflix. The second season of the critically acclaimed series returns next spring, but to start fuelling the fires of anticipation, Marvel has released the first poster, and it’s a work of art. 

The second season already promises to up the ante with the inclusion of The Punisher, former Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal will be playing Frank Castle, and an all out war is brewing in Hell’s Kitchen. Speaking to IGN, Bernthal assured fans of the show and The Punisher that he was taking his role seriously.

"I know how important this character is to you guys. And I know how important this show is to you guys, it’s a huge honor, a huge responsibility, and I give you my absolute word I’ll give all that I have.” 

The Daredevil series successfully removed the tarnish on the character left by the ill-fated movie version from 2003. Ben Affleck’s first stab at being a superhero didn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, but it did manage a woeful spin-off in the form of Electra. 20th Century Fox toyed with a variety of reboots, David Slade (Hard Candy) was attached for more than a year before his version fell apart. A-Team director Joe Carnahan made a pitch for an R-rated adaption, but by 2013 with no movie in production the rights diverted back to Marvel. 

Season two will introduce another key character from the Daredevil comics, Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) recently joined the cast as Elektra and will feature prominently throughout all thirteen new episodes. Returning guest stars include Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple (who will be popping up in Jessica Jones), and Scott Glenn will be back as blind assassin Stick.

We get out next helping of the darker side of Marvel’s universe next month when Jessica Jones launches on Netflix. The recent teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of the ultra creepy villain played by former Doctor Who star David Tennant. The pilot episode was screen at the New York Comic-Con to a rapturous reception from the audience. All thirteen episodes of Jessica Jones will hit Netflix on Friday, November 20.