Fans of the Netflix Daredevil series are probably wondering when iconic characters from the comic book are going to turn up. We have not seen a lot of legendary villains and fellow heroes yet, but the show has only completed one maiden season. Casting rumors are emerging and they indicate that Elektra might show up in the second season. This is most definitely good news as Elektra is among the most important of all characters in the Daredevil mythos.
It does bear repeating these are only rumors. Nothing is confirmed about Elektra becoming a regular character on the show.
At some point, Elektra does have to appear. She is integral to many important plots in Daredevil’s history.
Elektra was Matt Murdock’s true love during his college days. Eventually, the two would go their separate ways. Elektra ended up learning much of the same martial arts that Matt learned on his path to becoming Daredevil. Elektra, however, did not go the route of becoming a hero. She ended up seeking wealth and power as one of the Kingpin’s top assassins. Truthfully, she was his main assassin much to the chagrin of the notorious Bullseye. The tensions between Bullseye and Elektra boiled over and the crazed hitman killed her in a legendary Daredevil comic. Fans like Sam Tabar know that she ended up being brought back from the grave, but that horrible storyline is best ignored.
We are just going to have to watch the next three or four seasons of Daredevil to see how all this plays out.