Does 'Daredevil' Have Its (Bulls)eye On Jason Statham?

Rumors are swirling that the 'Transporter' actor will be targeting Matt Murdock next season.

Today in rumors so fantastic they absolutely have to be true: Netflix series "Daredevil" might be courting Jason Statham for its second season.

According to the Latino Review, Statham has been meeting with Marvel to discuss joining the cast of the show in a villainous capacity. The rumored role?

Bullseye. Obviously.

Having devoted its first season to the complex histories of (and evolving animus between) hero Matthew Murdock (Charlie Cox) and big baddie Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio), it would make sense for "Daredevil" to devote its next installment to fleshing out its world with additional characters, starting with a new antagonist in Bullseye.

It would make even more sense for Statham to snag the role, because he's perfect for it. Here's why.

  • He can walk the fine line between bad-ass and ridiculous.

    Not that he needs to chew quite as much scenery as Colin Farrell did in the 2003 film, but Bullseye wouldn't be Bullseye without his unhinged sense of humor -- and who better to embody that than the guy who made "Crank" a hit?

  • He's already 99% of the way there, looks-wise.

    Slap a target tattoo on that beautiful cue-ball, and we'll be good to go.

  • And the fight scenes. OH GOD, THE FIGHT SCENES.

    One of the distinguishing factors of "Daredevil" is how ultraviolent its violence is, with some of the most over-the-top (and dare we say exquisite?) fight choreography of any show, ever. The only way it could get better, really, is to add a splash of Statham.