First we get the announcement of the Punisher in season two of Daredevil and now the role that many have been waiting for has been announced. That’s right, Elektra will be appearing next season as well and will be played by Elodie Yung!
“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,” Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, told Marvel.com. “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 has already shown that she can more than handle the physical demands of what Elektra brings as seen in her role as the ninja Jinx in G. I. Joe: Retalliation. So now we’ll just have to wait and see what she’ll bring in terms of character to the dual sai wielding femme fatal.
During a conversation between Matt and Foggy, Elektra was mentioned very briefly in the first season. This had fans all but sure that we’d be seeing the woman who has had a complicated relationship with Matt Murdock in the comics over the years in the second season.
Now with the appearances of both Punisher and Elektra in Daredevil it’s going to make the wait for season two in 2016 a little bit harder. But if it’s as good as what we got in the first season then it’ll be well worth the wait!
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