Since it was announced that Rosario Dawson would have a role in the upcoming Daredevil TV series, the assumption has been that she would be taking on the role of Elektra. Of the six actors/characters already announced, it makes the most sense, after all.
So far, we know that Charlie Cox will be Matt Murdoch, with Elden Henson as Foggy. Vincent D'Onofrio will be playing the Kingpin, and Peter Shinkoda will be taking on Hachiro. The most recent announcement was that True Blood star Deborach Ann Woll will be starring as Karen Page, which I am really excited about because I love the character and cannot wait to see where they will take her. I actually hope that they go really dark with her, I would love to see her spiral into drugs.
Rosario Dawson is the final cast member who has been announced, and thus far they have kept her character name under wraps, leading to the Elektra rumors. She has the right look, and Elektra is the missing major character from the list, but now it seems that the rumors were wrong.
A source who's seen some callsheets for the Netflix series says Rosario Dawson is playing a character named "Claire T."
Well, that's not Elektra. So who could she be? This isn't a name that immediately brought many characters to mind, but there are a few possibilities.
1. Claire Temple
This is the most obvious in terms of the name, as she is definitely a "Claire T". However, it doesn't make a whole lot of plot sense. Claire Temple is the love interest for Luke Cage, and never really crosses paths with Daredevil.
So, this is a little bit of a stretch, but I thought I'd include it. They sound relatively similar, for one, (Char-LEE, Claire-TEE) and Dawson definitely deserves to play a bad-ass female. Charlie appears in the Abattoir one-shot, as henchman to the major villain of the story. I would love to see Dawson as a cyborg mercenary, but the look is all wrong, and the story isn't exactly a major part of his history. However, with all kinds of crossover with SHIELD and Nick Fury, bringing some elements of this in could tie Daredevil into the larger Marvel-verse, which would be awesome.
Could Claire T be a "real name" for Calypso? This is definitely a look that Dawson could pull off, and Calypso battles Daredevil on a few occasions...however, she really is more of a Spider-Man villain, and with the rights to that character still firmly in Sony's grasp, I doubt that they would be doing that crossover any time soon.
Of course, there are some other options, where "Claire T" isn't referring to an existing character at all. It's not unheard of for TV shows to simply create characters (*cough Fish Mooney). We may see another Felicity moment, where the name is borrowed, but the character is newly created. This could be "Claire Temple" but not as we have ever seen her before.
Or, this could all be a ruse. Dawson could still be Elektra, and in order to maintain the mystery, a fake cast sheet name has been created.
What do you think?