Marvel recently announced that Rosario Dawson, best known for her roles as Zoe Perez in Eagle Eye and Gail in Sin City, will be playing an integral character in the Marvel Studios and Netflix's Daredevil series. According to Marvel:
She will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings blind attorney Matt Murdock (Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox) unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.
That pretty much sums up Elektra. If she does end up playing Elektra, she'll have portrayed two of Frank Miller‘s spunky types, after Sin City‘s Gail. Dawson certainly fits the bill of Elektra and that quote shows promise she will be Elektra. Elektra was first brought to live-action by Jennifer Garner in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra.
Dawson's casting comes just a week after Vincent D'Onofrio joined the 1 series as The Kingpin. In late May, it was reported that Spartacus' Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over the reins as showrunner from Drew Goddard, who will be jumping ship to Sinister Six.
The Daredevil series is quickly shaping up to be a show that is getting many people excited for it. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the cast fills out. Right now the cast and crew seems to be a perfect fit.
Here’s the full PR.
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
Known for her powerful work in “Cesar Chavez,” “Kids” and the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” Rosario Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.
Dawson joins Charlie Cox (previously announced as Matt Murdock) and Vincent D’Onofrio (previously announced as Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
"Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
Daredevil is first of five Marvel Studios-Netflix TV shows, which will then show Iron Fist, The Defenders, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones.