‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Down Plays Frank Miller’s Elektra Comments

The second season of Marvel’s Daredevil is set to premiere on March 18 with the introduction of the Punisher and Elektra.

Last week the creator of Elektra, Frank Miller had some harsh words for the Netflix series.

“They can call it whatever you want, but it will not be the real Elektra. Yes, I’m her father,” said Miller at Brazil’s CCXP.

Yesterday, the showrunner of the series Doug Petrie has since heard the comments and responds very diplomatically to Entertainment Weekly.

“God bless him, it’s his prerogative. I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, she’s nobody’s victim,” said Petrie.

Daredevil is Executive Produced by Petrie, Marco Ramirez and Drew Goddard, along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung and Rosario Dawson.

Season two of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available to stream globally on March 18 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix.

Elektra Natchios first appeared in Daredevil #168 (January 1981).

Daredevil 168 Elektra

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