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Elodie Yung will join the cast of Marvel's Daredevil as Elektra

07.07.2015

Marvel's Daredevil is currently shooting its second season in NYC and will be bringing several fan favourite characters with it when the show returns to Netflix in 2016. We already knew that Jon Bernthal will be appearing as The Punisher but the roles of Elektra and Bullseye have yet to have been cast. Thanks to Marvel's latest press release we can finally put a face to one of the new major characters as it was announced today that Elodie Yung has been cast in the role of Elektra.

Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer of Daredevil Jeph Joeb sang Elodie's praises:

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.

Elektra is a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The character has previously been played by Jennifer Garner in both DAREDEVIL and ELEKTRA, but I think most of us would like to pretend those films never existed. Elodie Yung is no stranger to red-clad ninjas, having played the similarly attired Jinx in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. I'm still making my way through the first season of the series and have been quite enjoying it so far, but I guess I'd better catch up before Daredevil returns to Netflix in 2016.

Fans of Daredevil, speak up and be heard, what do you make of this casting news?

Source: Marvel

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4:50AM on 07/08/2015
I wrote when they were making this show that she would be perfect for the role.Do i win a prize?
No Prize ,no pat on the back either :(
I wrote when they were making this show that she would be perfect for the role.Do i win a prize?
No Prize ,no pat on the back either :(
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2:10AM on 07/08/2015
oh for a second there I thought it was the chick from Secret Service, but this is still pretty good casting.
oh for a second there I thought it was the chick from Secret Service, but this is still pretty good casting.
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1:00AM on 07/08/2015
But isn't Elektra supposed to be a white woman of greek descendant? Her last name is Natchios.
But isn't Elektra supposed to be a white woman of greek descendant? Her last name is Natchios.
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5:47AM on 07/08/2015
Turns out Elodie Yung is French.
Turns out Elodie Yung is French.
8:49AM on 07/08/2015
Damn she's pretty. Alright I'm in.
Damn she's pretty. Alright I'm in.
11:38PM on 07/07/2015

She looks perfect for the role

and she obviously has the martial arts background. I think she'll fit in fine. I just hope Daredevil doesn't get overloaded with plots and characters, like what happens to too many good shows.
and she obviously has the martial arts background. I think she'll fit in fine. I just hope Daredevil doesn't get overloaded with plots and characters, like what happens to too many good shows.
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9:06PM on 07/07/2015

Perfect

Yeah, she is the perfect casting for that role.
Yeah, she is the perfect casting for that role.
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8:01PM on 07/07/2015
Season Two needs to start like, NOW.
Season Two needs to start like, NOW.
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7:34PM on 07/07/2015

Meh.....

It's a great show, but they're trying to rush through too much stuff. There was amazing chemistry between Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson, then she got shuffled off to the side. Now they're going to push in Electra?

It feels like a missed opportunity. They should have explored his friendship / relationship with Dawson, then had Electra as a rebound (or the one who took him from Claire). She was the 2nd best thing about that series, now I don't see where there's a place for her.
It's a great show, but they're trying to rush through too much stuff. There was amazing chemistry between Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson, then she got shuffled off to the side. Now they're going to push in Electra?

It feels like a missed opportunity. They should have explored his friendship / relationship with Dawson, then had Electra as a rebound (or the one who took him from Claire). She was the 2nd best thing about that series, now I don't see where there's a place for her.
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7:50PM on 07/07/2015
trying to rush? its 14 hours already primed for another 14 hours. Thats 28 hours of content.
trying to rush? its 14 hours already primed for another 14 hours. Thats 28 hours of content.
8:20PM on 07/07/2015
So they should of waited until season 3 or 4 to introduce such an intricate character of Daredevil? I'm not concerned about Matt hooking up with Claire because I never expected them to in the first place (especially since she wasn't really a love interest of Matt's in comics), and was even surprised they kissed at all. Why should they focus on Claire being he main love interest when Karen and/or Electra can be?
So they should of waited until season 3 or 4 to introduce such an intricate character of Daredevil? I'm not concerned about Matt hooking up with Claire because I never expected them to in the first place (especially since she wasn't really a love interest of Matt's in comics), and was even surprised they kissed at all. Why should they focus on Claire being he main love interest when Karen and/or Electra can be?
10:26AM on 07/08/2015
Pretty sure they will address the love triangle next season. Sounds like your the one who is not patient!.
Pretty sure they will address the love triangle next season. Sounds like your the one who is not patient!.
7:27PM on 07/07/2015

Definitely looks the part. Very Exotic looking

and she did well with her bit roles in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Lisbeths lesbian lover) and G.I Joe 2. Just need a meatier role to see her actual chops. I guess this is it haha.
and she did well with her bit roles in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Lisbeths lesbian lover) and G.I Joe 2. Just need a meatier role to see her actual chops. I guess this is it haha.
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7:13PM on 07/07/2015
When you cast an unknown we just have to hope she does the job right. And season 1 proved they know what they're doing.
When you cast an unknown we just have to hope she does the job right. And season 1 proved they know what they're doing.
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7:05PM on 07/07/2015
They should get Evanescence to do another song for it XD
They should get Evanescence to do another song for it XD
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