Summary

  • Elektra’s dramatic death in The Defenders presents a major obstacle to bringing her back in the MCU’s Daredevil: Born Again.
  • The MCU’s realistic tone makes it difficult to justify Elektra’s resurrection, especially considering the conclusive nature of her explosive demise.
  • However, there is a possibility that Elektra could be revived by exploring the idea of different timelines or universes within the MCU’s multiverse.


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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has started reintroducing characters from previous installments, though one could be very difficult to fold into Daredevil: Born Again, despite the comic book precedent. The MCU timeline has faced a dramatic change with the return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in the MCU. This has posed further questions regarding other returning characters and the MCU’s future. However, one character in particular may prove difficult to revive.

Netflix’s Defenders Saga depicted a team of street-level heroes, beginning with the eponymous Daredevil. The saga was initially conceived as part of the MCU’s canon, though this was subsequently changed. However, since several characters and actors have returned to the franchise, the Defenders Saga’s canonical status is less clear, meaning several beloved performances could reappear as part of the official timeline with the MCU’s Daredevil: Born Again.

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Elektra’s Daredevil Show Death Makes It Harder To Bring Her Back Than In The Comics

Elektra’s death in The Defenders presents a significant challenge for her potential return, especially considering the MCU’s more realistic tone. In the comics, characters often experience resurrections, with Elektra’s return from the dead being one of the most notable in the whole of Marvel Comics history – brought back to life by the Hand after her death at the hands of Bullseye. However, Elektra’s demise is particularly dramatic, with a building collapsing around her as a fiery inferno consumes the location. This provided a visually intense and explosive exit, though her actual status was specifically left unclear.

Unlike the comic book realm, where characters frequently cheat death, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has embraced a more realistic narrative style. The conclusive nature of Elektra’s explosive death makes her return an immensely complex obstacle for writers to overcome and justify in the story. Furthermore, Elektra has already been resurrected in the Daredevil series from far less destructive fatal injuries. Resurrecting her again would necessitate repeating the narrative and finding a way for her to survive the inferno. As a result, bringing back Elektra in a manner that fits the MCU’s tone would be incredibly difficult.

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On the other hand, the MCU could indeed revive Elektra. It’s unclear whether the Daredevil timeline is considered MCU canon, and could potentially be a separate universe in the MCU’s multiverse. Elektra could have therefore experienced a different death and be suitable for a resurrection comparable to the comic books. With several confirmed Daredevil characters joining the MCU, it remains to be seen precisely how these will fit into the franchise and what remnants of their former depiction will be retained. However, the news that Bullseye will appear in Daredevil: Born Again could indicate an Elektra storyline.

It is also worth noting that within the Defenders Saga, Daredevil himself survived the violent explosion and building collapse, which seemed very improbable. Some have jokingly suggested that Elektra can be seen swimming to safety in Daredevil season 3, but it seems very unlikely she could have survived. However, considering the tumultuous state of the MCU and its canon, anything could change, be added, or removed for Daredevil: Born Again to facilitate the franchise’s desired story as it navigates its uncertain future.

Daredevil: Born Again

After Charlie Cox’s cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home and supporting role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Daredevil: Born Again gives Matt Murdock his first show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Daredevil: Born Again, composed of 18 episodes, serves as the spiritual successor to Netflix’s three-season Daredevil series and adapts its characters to the MCU’s main continuity while establishing a new beginning for the superhero lawyer.

Cast
Charlie Cox , Vincent D’Onofrio

Streaming Service(s)
Disney+

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