Move Over, Jennifer Garner! Netflix's 'Daredevil' Has Found Its New Elektra
By John Boone
One Daredevil and Elektra romance may be over, but another is just beginning.
Jennifer Garner, who originally played the leather-clad assassin in 2003’s Daredevil and in the solo spinoff, met her very own Man Without Fear, Ben Affleck, on the set, got married, and last week announced their divorce.
Elektra is referenced in an Easter egg in the first season (she’s the Greek girl that Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdoch mentions in one of the college flashbacks) and, according to Marvel’s press release, is “a mysterious woman from Matt’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”
Yung is of French-Cambodian descent and was born in Paris, so not quite the Greek-born Elektra of the comics, but at least she’s still adding to Daredevil’s diversity. Mostly, we’re guessing she submitted this picture to Marvel and they were like, “Yeah, you got the part.”
FYI, that’s a still from G.I. Joe: Retaliation. You can watch her in action here:
Last month, Marvel revealed that The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal had been cast as Frank Castle aka The Punisher. Castle is “a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results,” they explained.
At the press junket for Daredevil's first season, Cox told ETonline he hoped The Punisher would appear on the show. “God knows what they’re thinking or what they’re going to do,” he told us at the time. “But I’d like to see Frank Castle turn up. That would be an interesting situation.”
The second season of Daredevil premieres on Netflix in 2016.