When Marvel's Daredevil returns this spring, there will be two new superheroes in the mix. The first is vigilante The Punisher. And the second is assassin Elektra, who eventually becomes a love interest of Matt Murdock. While fans are certainly excited to see the former's inclusion in this hit adventure drama, you can count one person out of being there when these new episodes premiere. And that's Frank Miller, the man who created Elektra for the comic books. He hates what Netflix is doing to his creation.
It won't really matter how good a job Elodie Yung does of bringing this character to life. Frank Miller has officially washed his hands of her. And he refuses to watch the show at all, having skipped out on the whole of Marvel's Daredevil Season 1. During a fan Q&A at this past weekend's Comic Con Experience in Brazil, the master comic book artist had this to say when asked what he thought of Elodie Yung's Elektra Natchios.
"They can call it whatever you want, but it will not be the real Elektra... Yes, I'm her father."
Most of Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 has already been shot. And we got our first glimpse at Elodie Yung as Elektra in the teaser trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con earlier this year. We're not sure yet how Natchios fits into the storyline, or if a romance will bloom between her and Matt. This new set of episodes has been referred to as Daredevil Vs The Punisher, so it's not yet clear how often she will be featured, or how large a part of the story she has become.
Frank Miller created Elektra in 1981, with the character first appearing in Daredevil #168. It's clear that he still feels very strongly about the character, and the artist has expressed interested in having creative control over how Marvel uses her. But that clearly hasn't happened with this upcoming iteration of the character. While she is a love interest for Daredevil, her violent nature and mercenary lifestyle has divide the two, which is a theme that will likely play out on the small screen.
Elektra first appeared in the 2003 Daredevil movie, played by Jennifer Garner. Two years later, she would get her own spinoff movie in 2005. Neither installment was well received by fans or critics. And Netflix promises that they are going to do the character right this time. Though, Frank Miller doesn't seem to be a fan of any aspect of the streaming giant's delve into the world of Marvel. It isn't known whether he would change his mind if he bothered to even watch the shows. We'll know whether or not his statement has any merit when Elektra makes her big Netflix debut in just a few months.