Netflix’s sophomore season of Daredevil is going to see Matt Murdock rubbing shoulders with more than a few comic book characters: We knew The Punisher was on his way but Marvel have now announced that Hand Assassin Elektra is coming to Hell’s Kitchen!
Elodie Yung (who you can see seemingly gearing up for the role in G.I. Joe: Retaliation above!) has been cast as the mysterious young woman, who, as well as the Clan of assassins she becomes a part of, was teased several times throughout Daredevil’s first season—Ninja man Nobu wore a red ninja get up that was very Hand-esque, and Matt himself recalled a young greek girl he had dalliances with while at College. Here’s Producer Jeph Loeb on the casting:
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.
Sounds like things will get heated between the First Defender and Elektra, both on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen and their personal lives. Marvel’s own Daredevil facebook page teased the announcement with a picture featuring one of Elektra’s trademark Sai:
Daredevil will return to Netflix next year.