Netflix’s Daredevil Casts Elektra
The Netflix original series Marvel’s Daredevil has cast Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe Retaliation and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Elektra.
The mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past, is described as having dangerous and exotic ways which may be more than the superhero can handle. In the comics Elektra Natchios studied martial arts with Stick, who was also Murdock’s sensei, and spent time as an assassin and bounty hunter.
Jennifer Garner played the same character in Marvel’s 2003 “Daredevil” movie starring Ben Affleck and then in her own solo spinoff film in 2005, and while the first season of Netflix’s Daredevil made reference to Elektra, Yung will actually bring one of Daredevil’s fan-favourite characters to life within the show.
Executive produce and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, had this to say on the actress: “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.”
He continues: “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.”
Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season.