On the other hand, as much as the idea of Zooey Deschanel playing an assassin sounds crazy on its own, what about one who is not so quick-witted or bubbly as one would expect from the actress? If there is one Marvel character I think would best be suited to help her shed that image, it has to be Elektra Natchios.
Of course, some might argue that Matt Murdock’s estranged lover is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having been portrayed by Élodie Yung on both Daredevil and The Defenders on Netflix, but I would argue that those otherwise exciting series barely count as canon anymore. Plus, I think many fans would also agree that the deadly assassin deserves a second chance on the big screen after her self-titled 2005 film proved unsuccessful (with all-due respect to Jennifer Garner) and, while Zooey Deschanel sounds like an unlikely choice, that just makes me more curious to see how she would pull it off. Plus, if they bring back Elektra’s face mask to her ensemble, that her striking eyes could do all the acting.