Jennifer Garner to Return as Elektra in ‘Deadpool 3’

The Multiverse Saga is delving deep into alternate realities, as The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jennifer Garner is set to reprise her role as Elektra Natchios in Deadpool 3. It will mark a reunion between Garner, star Ryan Reynolds, and director Shawn Levy, who previously collaborated together on 2022’s The Adam Project.

Garner joins the already stacked cast of the movie alongside Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Matthew MacFadyen, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Stefan Kapičić, and Rob Delaney. Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, Reynolds, and Levy wrote the screenplay.

Garner starred as Elektra in 2003’s Daredevil, opposite Ben Affleck as The Man Without Fear. She reprised her role two years later in the 2005 spinoff Elektra. Both movies were critically panned at the time of their release, with Elektra currently sitting at an 11% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While Daredevil experienced some revisionism after its release, Elektra is historically-known as one of the worst superhero movies of all time.

If Garner is back, that probably means that Affleck is also back as the FOX version of Daredevil, though no word has been given on whether or not he will be returning. The rumor mill will surely activate, but there have been no reports of it happening anytime soon.

With Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine and now Garner as Elektra, we could be seeing a full-on reunion of many Fox Marvel veterans before Deadpool is properly integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the addition of Elektra, that could also mean one thing: Deadpool’s meta-comments on the Fox-era of Marvel movies and the not-so-popular iterations of both Daredevil and Elektra. Who knows if her part will be a cameo, but seeing her return for what is poised to be one of the biggest Multiversal productions ever made will surely be interesting.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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