Marvel and Netflix have cast Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios for Daredevil Season Two.
Yung’s prior credits include 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.”
"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 is one of Marvel Comics’ premiere characters, debuting during Frank Miller’s acclaimed run on Daredevil. While she and Daredevil shared a romance, the two are now close allies. The last actress to play Elektra was Jennifer Garner in Daredevil and Elektra.
Elektra joins Daredevil’s expanding cast of Marvel Universe characters, which recently added Jon Bernthal as The Punisher.
Daredevil Season Two will premiere in 2016 on Netflix. Are you excited to see Elektra join the cast? Let us know in the comments.