Season 2 of Daredevil is getting another major character. In addition to Jon Bernthal’s casting as The Punisher, Marvel on Tuesday announced Elodie Yung will play Elektra, “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”
“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,” said Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV.
If you paid close attention, the first Daredevil season actually made references to Elektra, so it’s no surprise the character is making an appearance. In the comics, Elektra is a kunoichi (female ninja assassin) who wields a pair of bladed sai. She’s a love interest of Daredevil’s, though her often violent and mercenary nature often divided the two.
The second season of Daredevil has just begun filming, with a planned release for next year. Following the events of season one, it’s unclear what path the season 2 will follow, though rumblings suggest it’ll be a Daredevil vs. The Punisher tale.