Rosario Dawson, who plays our favorite nurse Claire Temple in Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil revealed some teasers to MTV News about Season 2, Marvel crossovers, her character and the introduction of The Punisher.
When Dawson was asked why Claire was so popular with viewers even though she was only in a few episodes she said, “She’s funny, she’s wry, she’s strong – she’s built for that world, because she’s great under pressure. She’s someone – hero or not – you’d want to have in a dire situation.”
This is evident because as the series progressed Claire hardly batted an eyelid when Matt came to her all battered and bruised; imagine what an amazing asset that would be to all superheroes? Someone who understands their lifestyle patching them up after their run-in’s? This might be exactly what will be happening as Claire Temple aka Night Nurse will be interweaving through the other original Netflix/Marvel series in Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
Unlike the show, in the comics Claire Temple and Night Nurse are two separate characters. Claire Temple is a love interest of Luke Cage who she becomes involved with in much the same way the Claire in the show does with Matt Murdock. Whereas Night Nurse is the alter ego of Linda Carter, who helps injured superheroes in New York City.
With regards to what she’s looking forward to for her character in Season 2, Rosario Dawson said,
“I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes, because her eyes have been opened up to this other world — and she’s crossed the line. You know, this is someone who helps people, and she’s been violent now but seeing the need for it. I think there’s a lot that she’s having to grapple with, and I think that’s what’s exciting about using this show to explore street-level characters: it makes it that much more closer to us.”
Dawson also spoke about Jon Bernthal’s new role in Daredevil as The Punisher which was announced last week. She said that because Matt Murdock played a similar role to The Punisher in Season 1 it would be interesting to see how they differentiate between the two characters.
We’re looking forward to watch Dawson’s character weave throughout the different series just as popular characters such as Nick Fury, Black Widow and Phil Coulson did through the movies.
Daredevil Season 2 will be released in 2016 on Netflix.