by: S. Scott Stanikmas
It looks like the Man Without Fear will have more than just one vigilante to deal with in the upcoming season of his show. Not only will Daredevil have to deal with the Punisher killing bad guys left and right, apparently he’ll have to deal with assassin-for-hire Elektra.
Marvel announced today that G.I. Joe: Retaliation actress Elodie Yung will play Elektra in the second season of the Marvel Studios / Netflix series.
Yung played the ninja Jinx in the second G.I. Joe film and was rumored to have tried out for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice back in 2013. Obviously that didn’t work out, but getting to play Elektra isn’t a bad gig either.
Marvel TV head and executive producer Jeph Loeb praised Elodie Yung in an official statement:
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. 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.
I’m hoping the second season doesn’t get too bogged down with an excess of antagonists and multiple storylines that don’t get enough attention. While many comic book movies have tanked due to a case of “too many villains,” this series will have thirteen or so episodes to let the story breathe, so it does have that going for it.
With the casting of Elodie Yung, maybe we can all finally get the taste of that awful 2005 Elektra movie starring Jennifer Garner out of our collective mouths.