dead man 3 there will be the return of Jennifer Garner’s Elektra – from the flops of the early mid-years reckless And electromagnetism — leaving fans wondering if other comic books people hated from decades ago will also reprise their roles.
The action comedy sequel, which stars Ryan Reynolds as fourth wall-breaking superhero Deadpool, will see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Wolverine – despite the actor’s claims Retired from this role in 2017.
Garner is also now confirmed to star, in a movie that is said to involve a “multiverse”, with Deadpool running across different movie timelines – the result of Disney adopting a series of comic characters formerly owned by the 20th Century now defunct Fox.
The merger of the Deadpool universe with previous Fox films revealed in 2018 the dead 2in which the character uses a time travel device to enter the universe of the 2009 film Werewolf mutant. That movie famously featured Reynolds as Deadpool, but was a neutral, family-friendly version that Reynolds turned down. In this scene, our present-day Deadpool shot and killed Deadpool in 2009.
While modern comic books revisiting old characters is nothing new, George Clooney’s critically-acclaimed Batman return – from 1997 batman & hero – in the recent disaster flash lightand now Garner’s return, suggesting that studios ran out of characters in movies people really liked years ago.
recklessstarring Ben Affleck, was a notorious commercial and critical failure in 2003, after which Affleck commented that the film “just killed me – I loved that story, that character, and in fact how bad it got. stayed with me”.
Garner, who received better reviews for her performance than the film itself, later reprized the role in 2005. electromagnetism – a rare superhero film made by a woman at the time, but also a commercial and critical failure.
It points to the fact that the majority of Fox’s steady stream of comic book movies are unpopular, with many on Twitter joking that the next cameo for a modern comic book movie could be characters from movies are even less popular.
“2021: tobey maguire and andrew garfield return as spiderman,” writer and critic tweeted John DeLillo. “2023: Michael Keaton Returns as Batman. 2024: hugh jackman returns as wolverine and uh jennifer garner returns as elektra. 2025: don’t know. josh trank Fantastic 4 is back? we’re running out of s*** here.
Ironically, since 2022, there has been speculation that the cast from 2005 Fantastic four – including Jessica Alba’s Invisible Woman and Ioan Gruffudd’s Mr Fantastic – may also appear in dead man 3. Fantastic four The film was widely condemned by critics at the time, with the consensus on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes stating that the film was “ruined by silly attempts at wit, poor acting stupid and bland storytelling.”
dead man 3but what? Crown”s Emma Corrin, currently filming, with photos appearing of Reynolds and Jackman on set. In 2022, many, including director James Mangold, questioned how Wolverine could return despite being killed off in the 2017 film. Logan.
Addressing these questions, Reynolds and Jackman shared a video in September of that year, captioned: “Quick explanation video helps solve… 1) Timeline questions 2) Logan canon 3) Question MCU FAQ 4) Can we do this all day? “
However, when they started analyzing how Wolverine would return in the new movie, the audio was cut and Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”! start playing.
Jackman and Reynolds have long enjoyed mocking each other on social media, with Jackman earlier this year urging the Oscars not to vote for Reynolds or his 2022 Christmas movie. spirit.
“Now, having Ryan Reynolds nominated for Best Song will make the next year of my life unbearable. I had to spend a year filming Wolverine and Deadpool with him,” Jackman said. “Believe me, that is not possible. It will be a problem.”
dead man 3 in theaters May 3, 2024.