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Deadpool 3: Jennifer Garner Returning As Elektra

Shawn Levy, who previously collaborated with Garner and Reynolds on the Netflix film The Adam Project, directs Deadpool 3.

Nearly 20 years later, Jennifer Garner is preparing to reclaim her former superhero role in Deadpool 3.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress will make her comeback as Elektra in the highly anticipated Deadpool 3. Currently in production in London, the Deadpool sequel is now part of the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Ryan Reynolds, with Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine.

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In 2003’s Daredevil, Garner initially portrayed the assassin Elektra, sharing the screen with her former husband, Ben Affleck. She reprised the character in her standalone film in 2005.

Reflecting on her standalone Elektra movie in a previous interview with THR, Garner expressed disappointment, particularly after witnessing the exceptional Marvel films produced under the guidance of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

“At the time, it was such a shame, honestly, because once Kevin took over, everything there was elevated: the writing, the direction, the comedy inside of the stories they were telling. And I did not have that experience,” she stated.

Shawn Levy, who previously collaborated with Garner and Reynolds on the Netflix film The Adam Project, directs Deadpool 3.

Jennifer Garner, Elektra in Blackpool 3 - SurgeZirc UK
Jennifer Garner To Reprise Elektra In Black Pool 3

During a recent interview with Glamour, Garner shared the challenges she faced while donning Elektra’s form-fitting costume. She also disclosed the extensive martial arts training she underwent to proficiently handle the sai weapons.

“I had to be cut out of and sewn into the pleather pants every time I had to pee, and that was like a 45-minute undertaking. So I definitely held it in. And I had so many chicken-cutlet fake boobs in to make Elektra’s boobs; I think there were three on each side of different sizes. And everything was pushed up and out.”

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“I was just this close to a wardrobe malfunction at all times,” she added. “There’s not enough tape in the world to make this stuff safe.”  she added.

Deadpool 3 is currently slated for release on May 3, 2024.

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