statham bullseye

The first season of Netflix’s Daredevil was a little shaky, but it set a great foundation for what has the potential to be a really good show (a.k.a. Marvel’s Batman). Moving forward, the show needs to bring in more recognizable characters to both aid and do battle with ol’ Hornhead.

If Latino Review is correct, one of those characters would be played by Jason Statham. Who would he be playing? None other than Daredevil’s most infamous enemy (after the Kingpin), Bullseye.

This is such a perfect choice that I have trouble believing it. Still, this is the Rumor du Jour, so let’s pretend it is real. If Statham is chosen, I’d love it if they dropped the “I can use anything as a weapon”  version of the character. I know, I know, that’s what it is in the comic, but Bullseye’s abilities have always been inexplicably wacky. I’d rather have him be the most laser-focused, disturbingly efficient, and unbelievably insane assassin who ever lived. Hell, they should just lift Jason Aaron’s version wholesale from his run on Punisher Max, which includes this not-so-subtle jab at the 2003 film’s version of Bullseye:

Punisher Max toothpick

As grounded as Netflix’s Daredevil has attempted to be, I think this is the best route to go with the character. To see Statham be a morally indefensible, utterly batshit character would be a joy. This is Daredevil’s Joker, and I can’t think of anyone better than Statham who could pull off being such a watchable bastard. Fingers crossed on this one.

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