Jennifer Garner has responded to rumors that she may be reprising her role as Elektra Natchios in Deadpool 3. During an interview with Collider, promoting her Netflix movie Family Switch, the actress was asked about her potential return to the superhero genre. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. What could you mean?” she said coyly.
Did Jennifer Garner Spill The Beans?
When pressed for information about a hypothetical role in the movie, Jennifer Garner said, “Not that I’m aware of.” However, her lighthearted attitude and recent rumors imply that the actress might be keeping some surprises under wraps, hinting at a potential return as Elektra Natchios in the highly anticipated Deadpool 3.
Jennifer Garner As Elektra
Jennifer Garner played Elektra in the 2003 film Daredevil, which starred Ben Affleck as the titular character, Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Due to the popularity of her character, Garner reprised the role of Elektra in the 2005 spin-off film Elektra, which delves deeper into the character’s backstory and struggles with her dual identity as an assassin and as someone seeking redemption.
While the Daredevil movie received mixed reviews, Jennifer Garner’s portrayal of Elektra was generally praised for her action sequences and the emotional depth she brought to the character. The Elektra solo film, however, received a more mixed response. Still, rumors about Garner potentially reprising the role in Deadpool 3 have been rife.
Elektra’s Comic Lore
Created by writer Frank Miller, Elektra first appeared in 1981’s Daredevil #190. Elektra was born in Greece and is the daughter of Ambassador Hugo Kostas Natchios. Her mother was killed when she was young, and she developed a troubled relationship with her father. After witnessing his murder, Elektra left her home and traveled to Asia to train as a martial artist.
As seen in the Jennifer Garner-led movie, Elektra is a master in various forms of martial arts, and she’s exceptionally skilled in the use of sais, a traditional martial arts weapon. She has received training from Stick, the same mentor who trained Daredevil. Her combat skills, agility, and acrobatics make her a formidable opponent.
Elektra has a complex relationship with Matt Murdock/Daredevil, as the pair share a romantic history. But their paths often cross due to Elektra’s association with criminal elements. Elektra has worked as an assassin and mercenary for various organizations, including the Hand, a group of mystical ninjas. Her actions sometimes blur the line between hero and villain.
Jennifer Garner In Family Switch
While the Deadpool 3 rumors remain somewhat unconfirmed, Jennifer Garner fans can catch the actress in Family Switch, which is currently streaming on Netflix. The story begins when family members switch bodies with each other amid a unique planetary alignment. Their comical quest to revert to their original forms will forge a bond stronger than they could have imagined, bringing them closer together.
Meanwhile, production on Deadpool 3 has resumed, with the film on track for release in 2024. Speculation about additional actors (like Jennifer Garner) joining this multiverse-spanning movie is intensifying. Director Shawn Levy recently indicated that fans can expect numerous cameo appearances in the film, thanks to the popularity of Reynolds and his character.”What blew my mind is how easy some of those cameos have been,” the director explained. “People love Deadpool. People love Ryan. Thankfully, people also seem to like my work. They know that Ryan and I are in a groove of creative brotherhood that is unique and seems to be working.” Along with Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Taylor Swift is rumored to appear as the mutant Dazzler.