Jennifer Garner will be making her return to Marvel next year, as the actress will be reprising her role as Elektra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel Deadpool 3.
Will Jennifer Garner be playing Elektra in Deadpool 3?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garner will be assuming the role of Elektra again after last playing the popular Marvel character in 2005’s Elektra — itself a spin-off of the 2003 movie Daredevil. Previous rumors about Deadpool 3 have hinted at Ben Affleck himself returning as Daredevil, so the addition of Garner’s Elektra may hint towards further similar cameos.
Deadpool 3 will reunite lead star Ryan Reynolds with Free Guy and The Adam Project filmmaker Shawn Levy, who has signed on to helm the long-awaited project. The third installment will also feature the return of Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Rob Delaney as Peter, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus Karan Soni as Dopinder, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio.
The film is written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells from a previous draft by the Molyneux sisters (Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin). Following his performance in 2017’s Logan, Hugh Jackson is finally coming out of superhero retirement to reprise his iconic role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3. The movie will also feature the addition of Marvel newcomers Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen. It is set to release on May 3, 2024.
The first two Deadpool films are both box-office successes as they earned a combined worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion. They were both written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with the first one directed by Tim Miller and Deadpool 2 directed by David Leitch.