Thanks To Netflix, Marvel Brings Elektra Back In Her Own Series

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5 by

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The Marvel series of shows on Netflix are a certified hit.  The streaming service has already ordered second seasons for ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Luke Cage’, while the first show, ‘Daredevil’‘s sophomore series has already been made available.  In it, fans were treated to the introduction of The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Élodie Yung) and thanks to THAT season’s success, Netflix has a ‘Punisher’ series coming our way sometime in 2017.

Unfortunately, when it comes to Elektra, Yung has already stated that she wasn’t interested in doing a solo series, but she will be back in ‘The Defenders’.

But fans can look forward to more solo exploits with the deadly assassin.  Building on the success of ‘Daredevil’ Marvel is giving Elektra her own comic book.  And you can expect the book to hew somewhat closely to the live action version, as it will be penned by Matt Owens, one of the writers of ‘Luke Cage’.  Alec Morgan provides the artwork.  The new series launches in February.

Owens offered a bit of insight into the new series, saying:

“When we find Elektra in this story she is trying to hide in plain sight. She’s running. From everything. Vegas is a place that is extremely unfamiliar to her so that makes it perfect for her to hide out. But much like New York, Vegas has a dark side. And Elektra may not be able to stay out of trouble for long.”

And what threats will she be facing?  Well, the setting of the book, Vegas, should give you a clue.

Owens exclaimed:

“I love Arcade! He is so kooky. But at the same time he is not someone to be underestimated. He’s a brilliant inventor and a sadistic killer. He’s incredibly dangerous. It’s a different kind of threat for Elektra. As far as his interest in Elektra, she is one of the most formidable killers in the Marvel Universe. She fits perfectly into the new game he has constructed. So when she comes on his radar he simply can’t resist!”

Owens also expressed the importance of staying faithful to the essence of Elektra:
“Elektra has a very deep and complicated past. It’s a challenging balance to honor that while also trying to move a character forward. No matter where we find her we know one thing to be true about her above all else: she’s a badass. That part will never change. Putting her in unfamiliar places and matching her against unfamiliar foes is what will bring out sides to her she has not explored or is trying to run from. She’s Yojimbo, wandering from nothing and toward nothing. But the call of a hero is hard to ignore.”
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The ‘Elektra’ comic book will also be crossing over with that of ‘Daredevil’ and new ‘Bullseye’ and ‘Kingpin’ comics as part of a storyline called ‘Running With The Devil’.  The three new series will all launch at the same time next year.
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Will you be picking up the new ‘Elektra’ book?  What about ‘Bullseye’ and ‘Kingpin’?

Source: Screen Rant