Months ago, I told you that Marvel Studios was going to throw everything but the kitchen sink into Deadpool 3, which will be filled with cameos galore, and sure enough, today brings word that Jennifer Garner is set to reprise her role as Elektra nearly 20 years after hanging up the character’s trademark twin sai.
Ryan Reynolds will once again play the Merc With a Mouth, and he’ll be joined by Hugh Jackman, who will play Wolverine once more, this time for director Shawn Levy.
Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen are among the new additions to the cast, which my spies have told me will include Owen Wilson and Tara Strong‘s characters from the Disney+ series Loki. It’s also believed that a handful of original X-Men stars will return for this multiverse-focused sequel, including Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, though those reports remain unconfirmed at this time, as Marvel is looking to maintain some element of surprise. Thus, I won’t speculate about any other familiar faces who might pop up, however briefly.
Reynolds and Levy are producing Deadpool 3 alongside Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and the two of them also co-wrote the script with original Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, as well as Zeb Wells. Production is currently under way in the UK, and this will be the first Deadpool movie to be produced by Marvel, which got its hands on the foul-mouthed character when Disney bought Fox in 2019.
Garner first played the Marvel assassin Elektra in the 2003 movie Daredevil starring Ben Affleck, whom she would go on to marry two years later. That same year, she starred in her very own spinoff movie, Elektra, which grossed just $56 million worldwide, a far cry from Daredevil‘s global haul of $179 million.
Garner recently worked with both Reynolds and Levy on The Adam Project, one of two Netflix movies she recently appeared in along with the family comedy Yes Day. Garner also recently starred in the Party Down revival and the Apple TV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, which she also executive prodiced.
Garner is represented by CAA and Linden Entertainment, and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of her casting, which Marvel has yet to confirm.