With the recent addition of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher in Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, it is no surprise that they’re also adding Elektra to the mix as well. Elodie Yung has been cast as the female assassin known for her red attire and ninja skills for the next season of DAREDEVIL on Netflix.
Yung’s prior work includes G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum. Marvel described Yung’s Elektra as a “mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”
Previously portrayed by Jennifer Garner in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), she was mentioned briefly in Marvel’s DAREDEVIL episodes in flashbacks during Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson’s college careers.
Who else does Marvel need to add to their Netflix series to make DAREDEVIL really feel complete?
Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “District 13: Ultimatum”) joins the next season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016!
Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil’s fan-favorite characters. 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 of the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
“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.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is Executive Produced by Doug Petrie (“American Horror Story,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “DaVinci’s Demons”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”)
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios. Season one of “Marvel’s Daredevil” is now streaming on Netflix.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. “Marvel’s Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, and Rosario Dawson.
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