The highly anticipated Deadpool 3 is shaping up to be an exciting and nostalgic ride for fans of the defunct Fox Marvel franchise. The latest news reveals that Jennifer Garner will be reprising her role as Elektra, bringing her character back to the screen after almost two decades. Ryan Reynolds, who plays the irreverent anti-hero Wade Wilson, is also making his long-awaited entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) through Deadpool 3. Currently in production, the film is scheduled for release in the summer of 2024.
It seems that Deadpool 3 is jumping on the multiverse trend, as Jennifer Garner’s return hints at the inclusion of characters from different realities. While details about Elektra’s role in the movie have not been disclosed yet, considering the large ensemble cast, it’s likely that her storyline won’t be the central focus. Instead, she might be one of the characters Deadpool encounters during his visits to various universes. In typical Deadpool fashion, Wade may be attempting to travel to the MCU but ends up in the wrong realities along the way.
Garner’s reprisal of Elektra also fuels speculation that Ben Affleck, who portrayed Matt Murdock (Daredevil) in the early 2000s Daredevil film, was spotted on the Deadpool 3 set. This opens up the possibility of revisiting the world of Daredevil and Elektra, providing a glimpse into what they have been up to since their respective films. Marvel Studios’ commitment to revisiting the earlier Fox Marvel movies also raises questions about potential ties to the old Fantastic Four films, which featured Chris Evans as Johnny Storm.
At this point, it appears that Deadpool 3 could serve as a fitting finale for the Fox Marvel movies, giving closure to the original X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises before Wade officially joins the MCU. The previous films lacked a proper sendoff, and it would be hilarious to see Deadpool, known for his meta humor and breaking the fourth wall, acknowledge the confusion and inconsistencies of the previous films prior to Marvel Studios reclaiming the rights. Hopefully, more information about Deadpool 3 will be released soon, shedding light on what fans can expect from this highly anticipated MCU installment.