Last week, news being swirling that Ben Affleck was spotted on the UK set of Deadpool 3. While the leaks couldn’t confirm his character, many assumed he would be reprising the role of the Fox-Universe version of Daredevil. The part he originated in the 2003 film alongside then-wife Jennifer Gardner as Elektra.
Today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jennifer Garder will return to the role of Elektra Natchios for the multiversal parody film. Garner reteams with star Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy after working on The Adam Project. This report basically confirms Ben Affleck will indeed return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil as well. It should be noted while Elektra originally dies in the 2003 Daredevil film, she is also resurrected in the 2005 self-titled spin-off film.
Other rumored cameos in the movie include 2005’s Fantastic Four, with Jessica Alba rumored to be on set last week. As well as the original X-Men cast from the Bryan Singer films. A more minor cameo is also rumored to exist, with Channing Tatum finally getting to suit up as Gambit after attempting to play the character since 2007’s X-Men: The Last Stand though that has yet to be confirmed.
Deadpool 3 is slated to hit theaters on May 3rd, 2024
Moms of Future Past. Welcome to Deadpool, Jennifer Garner. pic.twitter.com/lsJFzLK2pZ
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