Jennifer Garner is slipping back into her past superhero role nearly 20 years later. The actress will return as Elektra in the upcoming Deadpool 3, according toThe Hollywood Reporter and a source who confirmed the casting to PEOPLE. The Deadpool sequel, which is currently filming in London, now falls under Disney and the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Ryan Reynolds and, back as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman. Reps for Disney and Garner did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for confirmation.
Garner, 51, first played the a**assin Elektra in 2003’s Daredevil opposite now-ex-husband Ben Affleck, then later in her 2005 standalone film.Back in 2021, Garner told THR she was disappointed by her standalone Elektra movie, especially after seeing how subsequent Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige produced beloved Marvel films after her tenure. It’s 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 said at the time.
Deadpool 3 is directed by Shawn Levy, who worked with Garner and Reynolds on the Netflix movie The Adam Project. In a recent Glamour interview, Garner recalled her struggles working in Elektra’s tight-fitting costume at the time. She said she also underwent extensive martial arts training to use the sai weapons.
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