Marvel and Netflix have announced that Elodie Yung has been cast as Elektra Natchios for Daredevil Season Two.
You might recognize Yung who played Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
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.”
“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.”
Elektra was created by Frank Miller, who was only supposed to be a one time appearance character, but she instead became a frequently appearing villain. While Elektra and Daredevil were enemies for a time, they also shared a romance, which results in them being close allies. The last actress to play Elektra in a live action movie was Jennifer Garner in Daredevil and Elektra.
Elektra joins the expanding cast of Daredevil, including Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. Daredevil Season 2 premieres in 2016 on Netflix.
What do you think about the recent casting? Are you excited to see Elektra join the cast? Here is a clip from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and what you can expect of Yung.