In more exciting news, Marvel has announced the casting of Daredevil’s on-again, off-again love, Elektra! Actress Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has been confirmed to portray Elektra in season two the Netflix-exclusive Marvel hit, Marvel’s Daredevil.
According to the release, Elektra will be a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past who resurfaces in his life who “may be more than he can handle.” A bit of a departure from the assassin sent to kill Daredevil, but we’ll see where this goes.
Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb on the casting:
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. 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.
Yung’s Elektra will make her debut in season two along with Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle, aka Punisher, which should make for some interesting action and tension for Matt! With the slight change to her origin, I wonder what her backstory will be?
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