Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Daredevil Season 2: Elodie Yung Cast as Elektra

Yesterday, made the announcement that actor Elodie Yung had been cast as Elektra in the upcoming second season of Netflix original series Daredevil. Yung's previous work includes 2013's G.I Joe: Retaliation and David Fincher's American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The character, who was briefly referenced in the first season of the show, has a huge role in the Daredevil mythos and is an iconic Marvel character in her own right. Her previous live-action appearance was in the 2005 film Elektra where she was portrayed by Jennifer Garner; the film was a critical and commercial failure, which isn't surprising considering it was a spin-off of the widely-panned 2003 Daredevil movie.

Yung joins Jon Bernthal who was recently cast as fan-favourite Marvel character The Punisher in season two of the much-acclaimed series. The question now is can the show handle the addition of these characters, especially as neither have had a successful live-action adaptation before (much to the disappointment of many Marvel fans). I'm optimistic that the people behind this excellent show can do justice to these characters; that being said I'm not familiar with Yung's previous work leaving me unqualified to speculate whether she's right for the high-profile role.


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