Jennifer Garner Set to Reprise Elektra Role in ‘Deadpool 3’

Photo of author

By Iron Man

After nearly two decades, Jennifer Garner is making a comeback as Marvel Comics’ assassin antiheroine, Elektra, in the highly anticipated film Deadpool 3. This exciting news has been confirmed by multiple sources. The movie is currently in production, with Ryan Reynolds returning as the beloved fourth wall-breaking Merc with a Mouth and Hugh Jackman making a surprising return as Wolverine.

A New Direction for the Franchise

Jennifer Garner Set to Reprise Elektra Role in 'Deadpool 3'

Shawn Levy takes the helm as the director of Deadpool 3, which marks the first film in the franchise to incorporate characters from the Marvel stable previously owned by 20th Century Fox. The acquisition of Fox by Disney in 2019 brought the movie rights of these characters back under Marvel Studios. With Levy’s creative vision and the reunion of Garner, Reynolds, and Jackman, fans can expect an exciting and fresh take on the Deadpool universe.

Jennifer Garner’s Journey as Elektra

Jennifer Garner Set to Reprise Elektra Role in 'Deadpool 3'

In the 2003 film Daredevil, Jennifer Garner made her debut as Elektra, starring alongside Ben Affleck as the iconic Man Without Fear. Although the film did not receive widespread acclaim, it did lead to a spinoff featuring Garner’s character, Elektra, two years later. Although Elektra didn’t achieve box office success, it gained recognition for Garner’s portrayal, as she was one of the few women at that time to lead a studio comic book movie.

A Multiverse Twist and Meta Moments

Jennifer Garner Set to Reprise Elektra Role in 'Deadpool 3'

Garner’s involvement in Deadpool 3 has sparked speculation about potential multiverse elements in the film. Given the character’s history and the unique nature of the Deadpool franchise, it wouldn’t be surprising if there are surprises in store for audiences. The film could potentially include appearances from other Marvel characters previously depicted in Fox-produced films. Deadpool’s self-awareness and meta-commentary also open up possibilities for clever references and interactions.

Excitement Builds as Production Continues

Jennifer Garner rumored to be a part of Deadpool 3 as Elektra

Marvel Studios declined to comment on Garner’s return as Elektra, further adding to the anticipation surrounding Deadpool 3. When Garner originally portrayed the character, she was already gaining popularity as secret agent Sydney Bristow in the ABC thriller series Alias, which aired from 2001 to 2006. Her recent projects include the successful Netflix film Yes Day and the sci-fi adventure The Adam Project, where she appeared alongside Reynolds under Levy’s direction.

Jennifer Garner Set to Reprise Elektra Role in 'Deadpool 3'

Garner’s recent television appearances include the Party Down reboot and her starring role in and executive production of the limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, available on Apple TV+. Garner is represented by CAA, Linden Entertainment, and her management team consisting of Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman from Sloane Offer.

Deadpool 3 is being produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Shawn Levy, and Ryan Reynolds, with a screenplay written by Reynolds, Levy, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Zeb Wells. As production continues, fans eagerly await more updates on what promises to be a thrilling addition to the Deadpool franchise.