“Daredevil’s” second season on Netflix introduced two major players into the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Punisher and Elektra. As both characters have headed up solo comic series over the past thirty years, the show’s writers came up with plenty of story ideas for them — that they had to put on the shelf because the show is called “Daredevil.” It’s clear that there are more stories to tell with both of these characters. Elodie Yung, who plays the sai wielding martial arts master Elektra, recently talked to IGN about where she hopes to see Elektra next — and a solo Netflix series isn’t exactly her goal.
“I love Elektra. I really have a special place in my heart for her,” said Yung. “It was very enjoyable for me to discover her and to adapt her for this project and bring myself to this character. So I have a special spot for her. Having my own show — it’s not something that I think of, it’s not. I think I would choose to do things because they are interesting, because I like a character or because it’s very well written. Or because it makes sense. So that’s my answer.”
But there’s another option besides a solo series: the upcoming team-up miniseries “The Defenders,” which will unite Marvel’s four Netflix leads (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist).
“I would love to appear in ‘The Defenders'” said Yung. “I don’t know — because hopefully she’ll maybe be on the bad side. I don’t know — I don’t know what they’d do with Elektra in ‘The Defenders’ but that would be a good dynamic I think — to be confronted by these four superheroes and I think it would be interesting. I’d be curious to see what they do.”
“The Defenders” is still a ways off, though; Netflix has to get debut seasons from “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” out before it can mount that team-up series. “Luke Cage” is scheduled for debut on September 30, while “Iron Fist” has yet to begin filming. “Daredevil” season two is currently streaming on Netflix.