Marvel has cast Elektra. This is the second heart-stopping casting news in recent memory and I am floored and immensely excited. Marvel said in their release:
“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.”
Elodie Yung is actress that will be playing Elektra. Yung has played in GI Joe: Retaliation and the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She is a French actress, but will evidently be donning Greek origins.
This has incredible implications for the future of Daredevil, with both Frank Castle and Elektra being introduced at similar times. This has proven me wrong almost immediately, where I said that the Punisher’s introduction decreased the chances of us seeing Elektra on the screen. I am happy to be wrong.
As for the loyalty to the comics, the possibility of Bullseye, or the integration of Punisher and Elektra’s storylines, only time will tell.