Netflix's 'Daredevil' Casts Marvel Antihero Elektra for Season 2
Daredevil has found its Elektra.
French actress Elodie Yung will play the Marvel fan favorite for season two of the Netflix drama, Marvel announced Tuesday.
She’s described as a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) past, whose dangerous ways could be more than even the Man Without Fear can handle. In comic book lore, Elektra Natchios is a trained assassin who is sometimes Matt’s lover and sometimes his enemy. The sai-wielding antihero was created by Frank Miller and first appeared in 1981’s Daredevil No. 168. Jennifer Garner played the antihero in the 2003Daredevil film and in the 2005 spinoff Elektra.
Yung, who appeared in the 2013 blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation, joins Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal as The Punisher for season two. In a coincidence, her G.I. Joe character Jinx also sported red and was skilled in using deadly weapons.
Season one Eastereggs had Daredevil fans speculating Elektra would appear in season two. In one episode, Matt and his best friend Foggy (Elden Henson) discussed a Greek girl Matt had once dated (the relationship ended poorly). In the comics, Elektra is daughter of a Greek diplomat.
Daredevil returns to Netflix in 2016 with new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez. They replaceSteven DeKnight. (x)