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Frank Miller Continues His “Grumpy Old Man” Routine by Dismissing Netflix’s Elektra Without Seeing It

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 12:36 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Following the universally panned Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, “the man without fear” got a chance at cinematic redemption with Netflix’s Daredevil. Now it’s Elektra’s turn. The sai-wielding assassin will be featured in the second season of the pre-Defenders series alongside another new addition, Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher. While many Marvelites are excited for to see her slice and dice her way through Hell’s Kitchen, one who isn’t is her comic book creator, Frank Miller.

Answering fan questions during a Q&A at Brazil CCXP, Miller remarked (via ScreenCrush), “They can call it whatever you want, but it will not be the real Elektra.” He then added, “Yes, I’m her father.” However, he hasn’t even seen the first season of Daredevil and what showrunner Stephen DeKnight was daredevil-season-2-teaser-elektra-elodie-young-600x316able to do with Marvel’s first Netflix outing. Furthermore, when it comes to Miller — who featured the character in one of her first fully realized appearances in 1981’s Daredevil #168 – you either love him or hate him. I mean, we’re talking about the same guy who refuses to watch any of the Batman movies because they’re nothing like the “real” Batman. These latest statements might not earn him any more admirers.

Elodie Yung succeeds Jennifer Garner as Elektra, who is described in the Netflix iteration as “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.” Featured alongside her are the returning Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Rosario Dawson, as well as The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal as Punisher. Following the premiere of Jessica Jones, Season 2 of Daredevil will premiere sometime next year, in addition to Luke Cage. DeKnight will also replaced as showrunner by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie, and perhaps they’ll be able to sway Miller’s mind.

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