The weekend’s Television Critics Association press tour has provided a lot of interesting updates for some of our most anticipated upcoming shows, in particular, season 2 of Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil. The latest info relates to Elodie Yung’s incarnation of fan-favourite assassin, Elektra, who has been both friend (well, more than friend) and foe to Matt Murdock in the comics.
Fans have wondered if we’d see the character in her trademark red costume, which doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination. From the sounds of things, we’ll be getting some version of it at least, but you can expect Yung to be a bit more covered up.
“We love the comics – we’re fans – but, we wanted Elektra’s costume to be reasonable for a martial artist and she’s also a little bit of a stylist”, teased co-showrunner Doug Petrie. “There’s definitely a costume, but it needs to happen organically like we saw on Daredevil.”
And what of this new small screen take on Elektra? Can we expect her to be as cold and ruthless as she’s often depicted in the comics? If we’re going by what Yung has to say, it’s a very good bet.
“We think Elektra is kind of a sociopath. This world is a game for her, like a chess game. What motivates her is what she wants. She’ll use anything … to get to her goal. On the other hand, we wanted to create a character with different layers. I think Elektra is not a bad person. She’s not a good person. She’s a person with different traits.”
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