Before Daredevil was picked up for a second season, Steven S. DeKnight, who was the showrunner for season one of Daredevil on Netflix, talked about the possibility of fan favorite Elektra appearing in the second season.
When Rosario Dawson was first cast last year, fans originally thought she’d been cast as the deadly assassin, as Marvel kept her role a secret until comic con that year. But Dawson turned out to be playing Claire Temple, who will be making appearances in the other Netflix shows.
So when the first season came around and Elektra wasn’t featured, fans were curious when she’d actually show up in the series. We got a nod to her when Foggy referenced the Greek girl that Matt used to date, so it’s clear they have plans for her. And if the audition tapes that made their way online today thanks to Vimeo are any indication, those plans involve bringing in during season two.
As was the case with A.K.A. Jessica Jones, audition videos were discovered over on Vimeo today that seemed to point towards Elektra making her debut in season two of Daredevil. Of course, once the videos were discovered, they were then quickly deleted. (It’s worth noting actors and agencies upload a lot of audition tapes over on Vimeo, so these weren’t exactly “leaked” videos.)
Thankfully, the folks over at Comicbook.com were able to transcribe the two videos before they were pulled.
Elektra: Easy. No moving. No talking. Right now we play a game called, “This is not a conversation.” Sit on the bed.
Thug: Please, my pills, can I get them?
Elektra: The .38’s gone. So is the knife you stashed under the pillow. Anything else I should know about?
Thug: I’m getting on a plane just like you said. Tickets on the counter.
Elektra: I saw, window seat and everything.
Thug: I told you before, you and your partner, it was a long time ago but…
Elektra: (makes a threatening move with weapon)
Thug: I’m sorry. I’m doing everything you told me to do. I’m leaving behind my whole operation.
Elektra: And when you get to wherever you’re going on, I assume you set up shop doing the same sh*t you did here.
Elektra: Hurting innocent people all because you’re too lazy to get rich the hard way.
Thug: What the hell do you want from me?
Elektra: My partner was a good kid and became a hell of a grown up. But he had goodness in him, once upon a time. The way he tells it, he comes home one night and heard a blow dryer in the bathroom. Dinner’s on the table. He waits a second, but he’s starving – he’s eats alone. Assumes she’ll be out any minute – she’ll be mad, but she’ll understand. Always does. He’s a good son. He goes to find her, blow dryer still on and there she is – brains on the god damn mirror!
Thug: Your partner, that woman was his mother? And he doesn’t even know you’re here, does he?
Elektra: Sometimes it is better off not knowing.
Thug: I’m old man, I don’t have much time. I’ll give you everything.
Elektra: There is no version of this where you walk out that door.
Thug: Please, lady.
Elektra: Call me that again and I’ll cut your tongue out.
Thug: You promised you wouldn’t kill me.
Elektra: He said he wouldn’t kill you, but me, I never had goodness in me. (slow stabbing motion)
Elektra: Nice shoes, wingtips, good call. Tie them yourself?
Matt Murdock: How did you know?
Elektra: You don’t look like a tough read.
Matt Murdock: You never know I could surprise you.
Elektra: Doubt it.
Matt Murdock: Give it a try.
Elektra: Okay, you drink Macallan because you’re afraid beer would give you a frat boy vibe. You’ve never been inside a fraternity house. You weren’t even a boy scout. There is no club you would join because it would choke the air from your lungs. You’d suffocate. Shall I go on?
Matt Murdock: Please do.
Elektra: Now you think we’re flirting. Your mind’s racing. You’re wondering what piece of wit you can think of next. Know what your problem is? You’re pretty, but dumb. Too dumb to know the game is already over and you lost before you stepped to the plate.
Matt Murdock: You got that all from a pair of wingtips?
Elektra: Quick study.
Matt Murdock: You know what I think?
Elektra: Tell me.
Matt Murdock: You’re bored. Bored of the parties, the faculties, all of it.
Elektra: And I need just the right bad boy to take me away from all this. Is that it?
Matt Murdock: Basically.
Elektra: Know something, you’re right. (takes drink and drinks it) Let’s go.
And while we no longer have the videos to view, Comicbookmovie.com still has the old links up, which give us the names of the actresses that auditioned. If you’re curious as the kind of actresses trying out for the role, here’s a good idea:
Season two of Daredevil is expected to follow the same time-frame as the first season, meaning the show should begin filming at some point in July for a release in April of next year.
For an idea of what could happen in season two, be sure to head over here.