Daredevil was the break out hit of this year. Throughout its first season, the writers dropped multiple Easter eggs hinting at numerous characters and events for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One that fans gravitated to was a small little line spoken between Murdock and Foggy about his Greek college girlfriend. A hint at none other then the famous assassin Elektra. Now it seems as season two has begun filming, the series has found their Elektra. An actress by the name of Elodie Young.
Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television made the announcement via their website. He said “After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, a 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.”
Best known for roles in G.I. Joe Retaliation and The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, Yung looks to bring new light to the character of Elektra. Though I personally had no problem with the Ben Affleck Daredevil film, the Elektra spin off is something we comic book film lovers wish to forget. A new teaser poster can also be seen teasing the characters arival. I am very excited for this new season.
I watched season 1 within 24 hours of its release, and I expect to do the same with season two. Given the additions of The Punisher and now Elektra, this shaping up to be a very exciting story arch.
Marvel’s DareDevil will star Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elder Henson, Rosario Dawson, Elodie Yung, and John Bernthal. It set to be released early 2016.
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