jennifer retuning as Elektra: According to multiple sources, the actress is making a comeback to portray the role of the assassin antiheroine from Marvel Comics in Deadpool 3. This marks her return to the character after a hiatus of nearly 20 years.
Currently, the Marvel Studios production of Deadpool 3 is in progress, and Ryan Reynolds is returning to portray the popular character known for breaking the fourth wall, the Merc with a Mouth. Additionally, Hugh Jackman, who had previously retired from Marvel roles, has made a return to play Wolverine once again.
jennifer retuning as Elektra: Shawn Levy is directing the project, which will be the first movie to feature characters from the Marvel stable that were previously owned by 20th Century Fox. After Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019, the movie rights to these characters returned to Marvel. This film will mark the inclusion of these characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe under Marvel’s creative control.
Garner initially portrayed the Marvel assassin character in Daredevil, a 2003 film produced by 20th Century Fox, where Ben Affleck starred as the Man Without Fear. Although the movie didn’t achieve great success, it led to a spinoff featuring Garner as the main character in Elektra two years later. While Elektra also didn’t perform well at the box office, it was notable as Garner was among the few women to lead a studio comic book movie during that period.
Garner’s participation in Deadpool 3 suggests the potential introduction of a multiverse concept, which has been a topic of speculation for a while. It is also conceivable that other characters from Marvel films produced by Fox might make cameo appearances. However, given the nature of Deadpool, it’s important to acknowledge the possibility of meta and self-aware elements being incorporated into the movie.
As for Marvel’s response to these speculations, they were unavailable for comment at the time.
When Garner initially portrayed Elektra, she was simultaneously starring as secret agent Sydney Bristow in the ABC thriller Alias. Alias aired for 105 episodes from 2001 to 2006. In recent years, Garner has appeared in various films, including the popular 2021 Netflix movie Yes Day. She also made a notable appearance alongside Reynolds in the sci-fi adventure film The Adam Project, which was directed by Shawn Levy.
In addition to her film roles, Garner has made an appearance in the recent Party Down reboot. She also took on the lead role and served as an executive producer for the limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, which premiered on Apple TV+ in April. Garner is represented by CAA (Creative Artists Agency), Linden Entertainment, and her management team consists of Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman from Sloane Offer.
Deadpool 3 is being produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Shawn Levy, and Ryan Reynolds. The screenplay for the film is written by Reynolds, Levy, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Zeb Wells. This collaborative effort brings together a team of talented individuals to bring the project to life.