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“Race matters only when it fits their narrative”: Marvel Studios Blasted for Reportedly Casting Mexican Actress Eiza Gonzalez as Greek Character Elektra in Daredevil: Born Again

eiza gonzalez as elektra in daredevil

Marvel has been under the spotlight for quite some time. With fans blasting the entertainment giant for several reasons, the most recent one is due to casting a Mexican actress to play a Greek character. Eiza Gonzalez has been cast as Elektra in the upcoming Daredevil series, Daredevil: Born Again, and the fans cried out “racism!” as Elektra is a Greek character.

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Eiza Gonzalez is of Mexican descent.
Eiza Gonzalez is of Mexican descent.

Eiza Gonzalez is a Mexican actress playing a Greek character!

It is pretty common practice to portray several characters that belong to a particular heritage with someone that doesn’t belong in it. Fans have called out several companies for doing this practice and calling it “race swapping” that harms the other party.

Eiza Gonzalez in Michael Bay's Ambulance (2022).
Eiza Gonzalez in Michael Bay’s Ambulance (2022).

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Gonzalez is a Mexican actress who is allegedly portraying the role of Elektra in the upcoming series, Daredevil: Born Again. The catch is that the Mexican-born actress will be portraying the Greek character of Elektra and that made some people tick off.

So what is the story of Elektra?

Elodie Yung portrayed the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2015-2018).
Elodie Yung portrayed the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2015-2018).

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Elektra is a Greek citizen that meets and falls in love with Matt Murdock but ends up getting killed by Nobu Yoshioka. She is later resurrected by getting exposed to the Resurrection Elixir to become a character known as the Black Sky. There has been no source given and these are mere speculations however, Eiza Gonzalez has gained the spotlight by starring in Michael Bay’s Ambulance (2022).

Daredevil: Born Again marks the return of Charlie Cox as the vigilante lawyer with glasses along with the return of Kingpin and numerous characters. The series has the fans waiting for any update that they possibly can get their hands on.

The series is slated for a release date in the year 2024.

Source: Twitter

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.