As if we couldn’t get any more excited about Deadpool 3, Jennifer Garner is not just coming back into our lives, she’s coming back as Elektra. Can 2023 get any better? Jennifer Garner!!!
THR is reporting that Garner is set to reprise the role she first played in 2003’s Daredevil (has it really been 20 years? we refuse!), and later reprised in her own Elektra movie two years later. Deadpool 3 will also see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine.
Now, of course, it’s been also two decades, but those of us who grew up on Alias and Sydney Bristow kicking ass and taking names every week are still pretty darn excited to see Garner suit up as Elektra once again. And the fact that she even is involved, plus Jackman’s Wolverine means there are probably some multiverse shenanigans going on in this movie. And okay, we’ll take multiverse shenanigans if it means we can get our favorites reprising roles like these.
Especially in a movie like Deadpool! We’ll make fun of them for sure, but you know they’ll make fun of themselves first! Self-awareness is sexy, and Deadpool knows that better than anyone.
GArner’s return is really no surprise considering she recently co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the movie The Adam Project, a movie that was directed by Shawn Levy, who is also directing Deadpool 3. In that movie, she played Reynolds’ mom, thanks to some time-travel shenanigans. Maybe there’ll be a joke about that in this one. We wouldn’t be surprised — this is Deadpool after all.
Deadpool 3 is expected to be released May 4, 2024.