The season of Elektra is nearly upon us: Marvel announced Tuesday that French actress and experienced blind-folded butt-kicker Elodie Yung will take a turn as the fan-favorite assassin for Netflix’s second round of Daredevil. “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,” Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb said in a statement. “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.” Sounds good. Yung (of G.I. Joe: Retaliation fame) joins recent addition Jon Bernthal to hopefully do lots of this and this. You’ll also be able to see her in the forthcoming projects Gods of Egypt and Of Kings and Prophets.
Elodie Yung. Photo: VALERY HACHE/2013 AFP