Elodie Yung cast as Elektra in Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil”

Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “District 13: Ultimatum”) joins the next season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016!
Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil’s fan-favorite characters. Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

After a worldwide search,  we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

If I’m hired for an action film, there’s no point in me not trying everything, or at least as much as I can,” Yung tells us after pointing out that she had to learn to fight with two katanas [Japanese swords] for her role in G.I. Joe Retaliation. “This is not Shakespeare. It’s not about what I’m going to say. I’m not going to have a beautiful monologue. It’s about the action. As an actor, you should invest yourself as much as you can. I want to give 100 percent. It’s more fun that way.”

This determination and fearlessness will surely come in hand for her upcoming role as Elektra. Played by Jennifer Garner in the Daredevil feature, Marvel describes Yung’s rendition of Elektra as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”

The Marvel character first appeared in the Daredevil comic books in 1981 as a female ninja assassin wielding a pair of blades as her trademark weapon. Needless to say, we are quite certain that Yung will be up to the task.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is Executive Produced by Doug Petrie (“American Horror Story,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “DaVinci’s Demons”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost“), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”)

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios. Season one of “Marvel’s Daredevil” is now streaming on Netflix.

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. “Marvel’s Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, and Rosario Dawson.

“On The Roofs” hack a Hong Kong billboard

 

Russian daredevil duo “On The Roofs” traveled eastward to hack one of Hong Kong’s highest billboards with the help of some friends. The video follows them on their journey to the top floor of the China Online Center skyscraper before making their way to the top of the giant screen.

From there they gain access to the computer, which controls the display, and change it up to display “What’s Up Hong Kong?

Check out the crazy journey and the amazing aerial shots for yourself in the video above.

Peter Shinkoda joins the cast of “Daredevil,” Marvel’s upcoming superhero series on Netflix

Angry Asian Man:

 

Actor Peter Shinkoda has been cast for a major recurring role in Netflix‘s upcoming drama series Daredevil, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero.

Marvel has been busy at work rapidly expanding its universe in movies, television and beyond. Daredevil is the first four 13-episode superhero series that the studio is producing exclusively for Netflix, in addition to Jessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist. All four shows, set in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, will eventually culminate in a miniseries uniting all these characters as The Defenders.

According to Deadline, Shinkoda will play a man named Hachiro, an original character created for the series who is described as a “major recurring role.” Screen Rant offers some speculation on the character’s role:

 

No further details were made available to suggest what kind of a role this new character might have, and as far as we’re aware, Hachiro has no counterpart in the comics. One possible theory suggests Shinkoda’s part is filling the role of Daredevil’s mentor, a character originally named Stick and typically depicted as an older white man.

Hachiro being Daredevil’s mentor is purely speculation, but if Shinkoda isn’t playing an ally of Daredevil’s, there’s really only one other option: another enemy. Being that the role is listed as a major recurring one, it wouldn’t be out the question for Hachiro to be an associate of The Kingpin’s, possibly even an underling or a second-in-command.

Sci-fi fans might remember Peter Shinkoda from his regular role as resistance fighter Dai on TNT’s Falling Skies, who met an untimely, unfortunate death at the hands of alien invaders in season two. Looking forward to seeing him step into the Marvel universe. Hopefully, this will be nothing like the Ben Affleck movie.

Daredevil is set to premiere on Netflix in 2015.