Warning: this text accommodates full spoilers for Daredevil #25! Issues are trying fairly bleak in Matt Murdock’s world as of late, which is mainly par for the course for Marvel’s most chronically depressing hero. The earlier subject noticed Matt lastly settle for the implications for his unintended act of manslaughter. He is now serving out a two-year jail sentence, albeit nonetheless carrying his Daredevil masks. Hey, in spite of everything the difficulty he went via to restore his secret identity, why throw it away now?
The query now’s who will shield Hell’s Kitchen with Daredevil within the slammer. The reply? None aside from Matt’s former flame Elektra. She’s even dressed for the half:
What’s motivating Elektra to surrender a profitable profession as a ninja murderer and play the thankless function of Hell’s Kitchen’s vigilante hero? Whereas this subject hints at a bigger conspiracy at play involving The Hand and its newly found antithesis, The Fist, Elektra appears to genuinely wish to show she generally is a hero. Which means no extra killing, irrespective of how a lot the criminals of New York would possibly tempt her.
Elektra additionally has a vested monetary curiosity in defending Hell’s Kitchen now. The sequence’ earlier story arc handled Daredevil and Elektra battling the rich Stromwyn household, which had been hiring supervillains to terrorize the neighborhood so as to drive out Hell’s Kitchen’s inhabitants and snatch up low-cost actual property. Matt thought he had saved the day by convincing Tony Stark to purchase up the properties and promote them again to their former homeowners at value. However on the final minute, Tony was outbid by Elektra. Hell’s Kitchen now actually belongs to Daredevil, and she or he’s going to do the whole lot she will to avoid wasting her new residence.
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This is not the primary time Matt has put the mantle and tasks of Daredevil in another person’s palms. Iron Fist additionally briefly crammed in as Daredevil final time Matt was imprisoned, a storyline explored in Daredevil: The Satan in Cell Block D. Later, Black Panther turned the short-term protector of Hell’s Kitchen within the aftermath of 2010’s Shadowland crossover, with the month-to-month Daredevil comedian being relaunched as Black Panther: The Man With out Worry.
It stays to be seen simply how lengthy this new establishment will final, however provided that Matt is serving out a two-year sentence, it is fully potential the sequence will unfold in actual time and Elektra will stay in her new function till the top of 2022.
In different Daredevil information, fans have launched a #SaveDaredevil campaign now that the rights to the character have reverted from Netflix again to Marvel Studios. Netflix canceled its Daredevil series in November 2018, starting a two-year look ahead to Marvel to regain management of the character in live-action type. It stays to be seen how Daredevil and his supporting forged can be labored into the MCU and if Marvel will proceed the continuity established on the Netflix sequence or reboot Daredevil from scratch. Vincent D’Onofrio has made it clear he wants to continue playing Kingpin.Are you intrigued by the considered Elektra taking on the mantle of Daredevil? tell us within the feedback beneath.
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