The latest season of Daredevil has truly been a deadly one for Matt Murdock. But is it possible that the Netflix series is teasing a major X-Men crossover with the introduction of a dangerous new character?
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In the final episode of Daredevil Season 3, Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel) suffers from a spinal injury (we won't tell you how that happened) and requires major surgery. The surgeons working on Dex actually argue about what can be done but at one point, it is revealed that they are planning to use Cogmium steel to repair the spine. Although the other surgeon insists that the metal "can't replace pulverized vertebrae," the one referred to as Doctor Oyama states that "the patient knew the risks."
The name should sound familiar to comic book fans. It's a direct reference at Kenji Oyama, also known as Lord Dark Wind, who actually operated on Bullseye's spine in the comics. The character happens to be the father of Yuriko Oyama, who is better known as the X-Men villainess Lady Deathstrike.
So can we expect Wolverine to jump into the action in Daredevil soon? It is still highly unlikely that we will see Lady Deathstrike anytime in the future. Nevertheless, it's interesting to see that the Marvel series is planning to expand on Bullseye's story in the future.
There are a few changes in Daredevil Season 3. In the comics, Lord Dark Wind actually used Adamantium to fix Bullseye's spine. We're not sure if Cogmium steel is as tough as Adamantium but it's still part of Marvel lore so it seems to work. In the meantime, we should expect to see more of the mysterious Dr. Oyama in the future.
Daredevil Season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.