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.
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.
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.
Where are the progressive voices calling out this blatant racism?
Eiza Gonzalez isn't greek. This is robbing a greek actress of an opportunity. https://t.co/RNlj5dDkD3
— thestarkiller (@thestarkiller1) August 30, 2022
— ❤️🔥khalil éros❤️🔥 (@daimonhelstrom) August 29, 2022
Eiza González as Elektra? That's ok, but should Marvel change its name? Elektra is Greek and it refers to the tragedy of the same name. A daughter seeking revenge after the death of her father.
Eiza is beautiful indeed, but doesn't look so Greek to me.
— Benjamin Gunst (@TheBenjaminBuff) July 21, 2022
So what is the story of Elektra?
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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.