After the success of ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ this year, True Believers are anxiously waiting for the next offerings from Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though no release dates have been confirmed yet, 2016 will bring ‘Daredevil’ season two and new series ‘Luke Cage’. But as excited as many fans are, there is someone out there that isn’t exactly overjoyed by the House of Ideas’ ventures on the popular streaming service, specifically regarding the Man Without Fear and the addition of Elektra to the MCU next year.
When you mention Daredevil to a comic book fan, it’s pretty inevitable that Frank Miller’s name will come up. The legendary comic book creator crafted a character-defining arc for Matt Murdock in the 80s that included the introductions of Stick, the Hand, and Elektra. But it sounds like Miller has no interest in where these characters are going without him. During a recent Q&A session at Brazil CCXP, Miller revealed that he isn’t exactly welcoming the upcoming season of ‘Daredevil’ with open arms. Once he revealed that he hasn’t seen the show at all, he was asked about his thoughts on Elektra appearing in the new season. He responded by harshly bashing this version of the deadly assassin played by Elodie Yung:
“They can call it whatever you want, but not it will be the real Elektra.”
Harsh words from Miller indeed. It sounds like that he’s still bitter about Marvel rescinding the agreement he made with them that said that they wouldn’t bring Elektra back without him or his permission. You can read up on that comic urban legend at Comic Book Resources, but to my understanding that only applied to comics. Keeping that in mind, I’m not sure why he would be upset over the character appearing in the Netflix series. I don’t remember him being particularly standoffish about 2003’s ‘Daredevil’ starring Ben Affleck or 2005’s ‘Elektra’ starring Jennifer Garner, both of which are far more inferior versions than anything Marvel Television is doing with these heroes right now.
Frank Miller is certainly entitled to his opinion, but what’s yours? Are you excited to see Elektra in the second season of ‘Daredevil’? Do you think that Miller is overreacting and should give the show a chance? Sound off in the comments.
Source: Bleeding Cool