Here's a pleasant surprise for Marvel's The Defenders (or maybe not, depending on whether you predicted that eventually every Marvel/Netflix character ever would be joining the superhero mashup): Elektra (Elodie Yung) will be back in the mix, making life extremely difficult for Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and his new team of street-wise superheroes.
As just announced/confirmed by The Defenders Twitter account, which has been rolling out cast announcements like they were letters from the FBI to Congress, Elektra will be joining the show — though no word on whether she'll be on the side of the angels or the ninja devils.
When we last left the scarlet assassin in Daredevil, she was technically dead, though in a weird mystical cocoon-type thing the enigmatic ninja clan The Hand was using to resurrect their dark, evil leader, presumably a demon or something. Also? There was a big huge hole in the middle of New York, though we don't know whether the two are connected (they are).
In the comics, Elektra died and returned to life as a brainwashed assassin, then leader of The Hand; so, chances are that Daredevil's several-time lover and ally will be on the side of the bad guys, led by Sigourney Weaver (!!!), rather than teaming up with Daredevil (Cox) , Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
Yung joins the previously confirmed Simone Missick as detective Misty Knight; Deborah Ann Woll as journalist Karen Page; Elden Henson as attorney Foggy Nelson; Carrie-Anne Moss as attorney Jerri Hogarth; Eka Darville as Jessica's sort-of assistant Malcolm; Rosario Dawson as former legit nurse, current superhero nurse Claire Temple; Rachael Taylor as Trish, a.k.a. Patsy Walker, Jessica Jones' best friend; and Scott Glenn as Daredevil's mentor, Stick.
Also announced, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, who will first appear in Iron Fist, though was teased at the end of Luke Cage.
Also you. You're in the cast. Congrats.
The Defenders hits Netflix in 2017.