Netflix Casts Elektra for ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ Season 2

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Elodie Yung cast as the mystery woman from Matt Murdock’s past to debut in 2016!

Netflix and Marvel hit it out of the park with Season 1 of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ capturing the crime-ridden world of Hell’s Kitchen in all it’s grittiness.  Season 2 is looking to be world-building as today’s announcement, combined with last month’s casting of The Punisher add two critical characters to Daredevil’s world.

I only hope they don’t try to cover to much story in one season and give the characters time to grow and evolve as they did with the Kingpin in Season One.  Exciting news on the Netflix – Marvel front!

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Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “District 13: Ultimatum”) joins the next season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016!

Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil’s fan-favorite characters. Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

“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,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “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.”

Image one and announcement courtesy of Marvel.com

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