Daredevil tangles with Elektra in Netflix’s brutal new trailer

The Man Without Fear meets a new femme fatale and The Punisher.

Daredevil has premiered an intense new trailer ahead of the second season of its Netflix run.

Daredevil himself Matt Murdock comes face-to-face with old flame Elektra Natchios in the two-and-a-half-minute teaser footage.

The character, a Greek assassin who wields a pair of sai blades, was first introduced in the guise of Jennifer Garner for the 2003 film version of Daredevil.

Matt Murdock’s love interest is now played by French actress Elodie Yung. She’ll be familiar to film fans who’ve seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake and GI Joe: Retaliation. The 35-year-old also has a role upcoming in fantasy epic Gods Of Egypt.

“Would you believe it if I said I missed you?” Yung’s Elektra asks Charlie Cox’s blind Marvel hero. “I need your help, you’re the only person I can trust.”

Showrunner Doug Petrie called Elektra “the best bad girlfriend you can possibly have”.

Elodie Yung as Elektra in Daredevil
She's Elektra Elodie Yung as the sai-wielding assassin in Daredevil. Image Picture Netflix

“She does everything wrong and attractive, she’s his id, the wild side,” he said. “Matt is always taming his wild side. Elektra just lets it out. He’s both repulsed and deeply drawn to that.”

The teaser promises team-up between Elektra and Daredevil, who take on the Yakuza before facing the supervillain syndicate know as Hand.

Not only that, but Hell’s Kitchen has a new vigilante enforcer in the form of The Punisher (The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal).

There’s no sign of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk in the fresh teaser, who looks to be absent from season two entirely. The character was last seen being taken into police custody after a brutal fight with Daredevil in the closing episode of season one.

However, Deborah Ann Woll will be back to reprise her role as Karen Page and Elden Henson is returning as Matt’s law firm partner Foggy Nelson.

Rosario Dawson is also back for new episodes as nurse Claire Temple.

Daredevil season two will premiere on Netflix on March 18.

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