Friday, July 10, 2015

Marvel Found Their 'Elektra'

Elodie Yung as Elektra
Marvel Studios will be introducing an interesting character in "Marvel's Daredevil." Her name is Elektra Natchios or simply Elektra and she is expected to bring both passion and violence in the life of the Matthew Michael "Matt" Murdock, Daredevil’s alter ego.

Elodie Yung from "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" was tasked to play Elektra in Season 2 of the Netflix series, a character previously hinted at in Season 1.

Elektra is described as a mysterious woman from Murdock's (Charlie Cox) past. Her dangerous and exotic ways might be more than he can handle, per Marvel.

In the comic book series, Elektra is a kunoichi – female ninja assassin – of Greek descent. She attended Columbia University, New York City, New York when she was 19, but quit school to study martial arts in China. It was in school that she first met Murdoch.

Stick, a member of the benevolent organization called the Chaste, recognized the darkness in her soul and attempted to train her himself, but she ultimately sided with the Hand, a sect of mystical ninja, who trained her as an assassin. She later broke away from them and became an independent agent, and in this role she again encountered Murdock, who was now active as Daredevil.

In the movie version, Jennifer Garner played Elektra. After her murder by hit man Bull’s-Eye, in the Daredevil movie, Elektra is revived by blind martial arts master Stick. He takes her under his wing to teach her an ancient martial art called Kimagure but she’s expelled due to her unquenchable rage. With her training and fiery anger, she becomes a contract killer.

The movie would become one of the lowest-grossing movies ever to feature a Marvel Comics character. Elektra had a total profit of only US$ 13 million profit; the movie’s worldwide gross was US$ 56,681,566 and it had a budget of US$ 43 million. It’s lucky the studio didn’t invest much in this one, because critics and viewers alike slated it and Elektra has gone down in history as one of the worst superhero movie adaptations of all time.

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