Marvel's Daredevil was very well received in its first season. The second season's March debut is quickly approaching and with it, questions regarding a new certain character. Fans want to know if Elodie Yung's Elektra will sport the classic red costume seen in the comics despite not seeing it in any promotional materials, so far.
"There’s definitely a costume," Elodie Yung told reporters during a TCA press conference.
"We’ve had a tremendous number of really thoughtful conversations about how to present this character - especially based on season one, where we more successful than we’d ever hoped - in terms of the slow burn of the character being as iconic as the comic book fans hope, of which we are among the comic book fans, and when we bring that out," Doug Petrie, Daredevil's Co-Executive Producer added. "I mean, the short answer is: 'You’re gunna have to watch,' but, we were very, very aware of it and, I think, what we were thinking - first and foremost - were two questions. One was what looks cool? How much do we love the comics and can we do that? And, then also, in terms of bringing Elodie in and her martial arts training - which is so evident in what she does and who she is as a character - what would you really fight in? What would protect you? And, also Elektra isn’t just about protection. She’s a little bit of a stylist, so we threw all that into the mix."
The conversation didn't end there. Co-Executive Producer Marco Ramirez chimed into the conversation with some exciting promises. "I was just gunna say, ‘cause of what Drew [Goddard] and Steven [S. DeKnight] did so well season one - and much to Marvel and Netflix’s credit - was allow them to ground the show and make it as gritty as possible," he started. "Anything like a comic book costume, to us, a fun part of the challenge is making it organically feel part of the world or the tapestry of the world that makes it seem like season one.So, will people be wearing kick ass costumes in this show? Yes. Yes, everybody does - we promise! But, that said, we wanted to make it feel as organic and grounded as possible."
In addition to a great Daredevil costume, we'll likely get Elektra's and The Punisher's, as well. It's a great time to be alive.
Daredevil's second season premieres March 18 on Netflix.