The “Daredevil” Netflix series continues to add some major talent to the cast, and the most recent actress signed to appear in the series is Rosario Dawson. The biggest rumors about this signing is that she will play the assassin Elektra, although there is also a chance that she could instead play Karen Page. Page is the ex-girlfriend of Matt Murdoch, who becomes a drug addict and sells out his Daredevil secret identity.
Here is a look at what fans might expect from the casting of Rosario Dawson in the “Daredevil” Netflix series.
Heading back to the comics, Kingpin and Daredevil have always been the greatest of enemies, and even Bullseye ties into the world of Kingpin. Also involved in this world are both Karen Page and Elektra, and with Vincent D’Onofrio already cast as Kingpin, it seems that the story will be tied around him. When it comes to Page, she gave up Daredevil’s secret identity for drugs and that aided Kingpin in destroying Murdoch’s life both personally and professionally. The Elektra storyline was just a devastating as she died at the hand of Bullseye, and Daredevil couldn’t save her.
The first “Daredevil” movie, created by Fox, showed the relationship between Daredevil and Elektra and included her relationship with The Kingpin as well as her death. With that said, it might be a stretch to think that the “Daredevil” Netflix series would just repeat that same storyline. Rosario Dawson as Elektra is a nice thought, but at the same time it is a “been there, done that” idea as well and Karen Page might be the fresher idea.
Another problem with bringing Elektra to the Netflix series is that the “Daredevil” movie spin-off, “Elektra,” was a critical bomb. Jennifer Garner returned to the franchise for that film, and while she was fine in the role, the script and direction left a lot to be desired. There is the idea that Marvel might want to distance itself from the critical bomb of that movie. That could mean just ignoring Elektra for now, or there is the chance they could jump right in and try to fix the wrongs from the last movies. All that is known for now is that Rosario Dawson will play a major and pivotal role in the “Daredevil” Netflix series but who the character is remains to be revealed.