Rosario Dawson Lands Key ‘Daredevil’ Role

Elektra, anyone?

Netflix played it cool in today’s announcement that Rosario Dawson has been cast in a pivotal Daredevil role. While the hero has his share of girlfriends and other women in his life, the most important figure is by far Elektra. Netflix describes Dawson’s character as “a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.”

“Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for Marvel’s Daredevil,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil.”

Dawson joins Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio in the first of Netflix’s four planned Marvel series. Daredevil is set to premiere in 2015 on Netflix.

Do you think Dawson is Elektra or another character?