Earlier today, Marvel released a statement naming our new Elektra in season 2 of the Netflix's hit, Daredevil. The female mercenary will by played by Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, District 13: Ultimatum).
Elktra (Elektra Natchios) is a Greek ninja assassin with a pair of bladed sai as her weapon of choice. She has often been portrayed as a love interest for our hero, Matt Murdock, but they were separated by her violent nature.
Earlier today, Marvel Executive Producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb released the following statement, “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. 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.”
Elektra was portrayed by Jennifer Garner in the 2003 Daredevil film.