Jennifer Garner will return as Elektra for Deadpool 3, close to twenty years after she last played the role of the Marvel hero.
Jennifer Garner first played Elektra alongside Ben Affleck in Daredevil. The character proved popular enough to receive her very own spin-off, which was unfortunately trashed by critics and grossed just $57 million worldwide. That might have been the last we saw of Jennifer Garner as Elektra… but Deadpool obviously has other plans. THR’s Borys Kit described Jennifer Garner’s role in Deadpool 3 as a “cameo-like appearance” on Twitter.
It remains to be seen precisely how Elektra will factor into Deadpool 3, but her involvement could hint at a multiverse story. I imagine that fans may now be wondering whether Ben Affleck could be persuaded to suit up as Daredevil; As this is Deadpool we’re talking about, I suppose anything could happen.
Deadpool 3 will mark a reunion of sorts as Jennifer Garner previously starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project, which also happened to be helmed by Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy.
The upcoming Deadpool sequel will see the return of Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Rob Delaney as Peter. Deadpool 3 will also star Emma Corrin, who is expected to play the villain, and Matthew Macfadyen in an undisclosed role.
Of course, the biggest addition to the cast is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, who finally broke down after being pestered by Ryan Reynolds for so many years. Reynolds said that Deadpool 3 will present a new challenge for Jackman. “I think [Jackman] was excited and what we pitched him was enough of a divergence from the character that he knows and the character that he’s left behind,” Reynolds said, “that it gives him something completely new to play and something that he’s really excited to do.” Clearly, all that pestering paid off. “I mean, I never stopped,” Reynolds said. “I was just pestering him like a gnat over the last many years. I actually just think… I believe in timing … and I think he was ready.“
Deadpool 3 was initially set to hit theaters on November 8, 2024, but Disney recently bumped the movie up to a May 3, 2024 release.
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