From the moment Daredevil was announced as a Marvel Studios Netflix series, fans wondered when they'd see Elektra, the iconic assassin first introduced during Frank Miller's Daredevil run in the early '80s. For a while, fans speculated that Rosario Dawson might be playing the character, but that turned out to be false, and despite hints of the character in Season 1 of the show, she never surfaced. Now Marvel has confirmed that she's headed to Daredevil Season 2, and she's already been cast.
Marvel announced Tuesday that French actress Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has been cast as Elektra in Season 2 of Daredevil, which will arrive on Netflix in 2016. The character is described as "a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle," which definitely brings to mind the early Miller stories that retraced their tumultuous relationship.
“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”
We don't yet know how much Daredevil Season 2 will rely on the often-tragic comic-book stories that link Elektra and Matt Murdock, but we can't wait to find out.