You know how everyone makes tons of money off of superhero adaptations? You’d think that everyone involved would be a fan, but the reality here is that one of the most iconic comic writers of all time really seems disinterested in the whole idea. Frank Miller hasn’t seen many movies or shows based on his work, and when it comes to discussing the upcoming version of Elektra (played by Elodie Yung) on the upcoming season of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” he really does not hold much of anything back.
Let’s start here with his comments, which he made per Bleeding Cool:
“They can do whatever they want, that is not her.”
So what does executive producer Doug Petrie have to say about this? Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he answers this question and tackles the subject in about the best way that he possibly can:
“God bless him, it’s his prerogative … I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, she’s nobody’s victim.”
Ultimately, isn’t this a case where everyone can enjoy an interpretation of a thing? It’s impossible to convince Miller to like something when he doesn’t have to. He’s likely very protective over his own character and his own work, and that is understandable. Comic fans can love that, and some of them can also love the show … which we’re assuming many non-readers will as well.
“Daredevil” will premiere with season 2 starting on March 18. You can read more about what’s coming up and see the first teaser over here.
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