Jennifer Garner’s Elektra Returns in ‘Deadpool 3’

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Marvel has made a couple of references to the Fox X-Men universe within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the former X-Men lively subject in Marvran MsPatrick Stewart’s cameo as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – but the first full MCU movie for the Fox alum will be next year Deadpool 3which is quickly shaping up to be quite the return for a large chunk of the company’s old Marvel team.

In addition to the title character, played by Ryan Reynolds, and Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, the film will also likely include the return of Jennifer Garner as Elektra, an anti-hero assassin Marvel. Garner previously played the part in 2003 Daredevil and its own spinoff film, released in 2005.

That is according The Hollywood Reporterwhich indicates in their report that there may be more Fox Marvel heroes back in the film…

Shawn Levy is in the director’s chair with the project being the first film in which there will be a character, or in this case, two or three or more, from the stable that was once at 20th Century Fox. Fox owned several silos of Marvel characters before its purchase by Disney in 2019 brought the movie rights of the characters back to Marvel proper.

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The MCU already has its own Elektra, Élodie Yung, who played the role in season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix. The existence of a multiverse makes it easy enough to explain multiple Elektras – although Garner’s character has had more than a blink-and-you’ll miss-it-cameo, which would seem to mean that Deadpool 3 will be set within the Fox X-Men universe (or some another another unseen dimension) and not the main MCU. (Wow, that’s the nerdiest thing I’ve ever written. I go.)

at Garner Electra consistently ranked among the worst Marvel movies ever made, and the Daredevil the movie she was in wasn’t much better. But that wasn’t his fault, and it could be really fun to see her back as the character – especially if Deadpool 3 is going to feature a bunch of (farewell?) shows with the big names on the Fox Marvel Universe. Can you imagine if Chris Evans had a cameo in Human Torch? Or Ghost Rider Nic Cage show up? Could be wild.

Deadpool 3 is slated to open in theaters on May 3, 2024.

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