From the pages of Marvel Comics, creator of “X-Men” and “Spider-Man,” comes
ELEKTRA, the first action event movie of the year. In the ultimate battle
between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the
Jennifer Garner stars in the title role as a strong, mysterious and sexy action
heroine – a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from
seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living
only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced
to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction – or destroy her.
Key players in Elektra’s journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master
responsible for Elektra’s “resurrection,” and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a
father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members
practice the dark martial art of ninjitsu.
After Jennifer Garner made a brief, tantalizing appearance as Elektra in the
2003 Fox / Regency picture “Daredevil,” executives at both companies were eager
to have Garner reprise the role, but this time in her own motion picture.
Garner trained long and hard to do justice to the character portrayed in the
famed Marvel comics: a warrior without limits. Already physically fit and
skilled in various fighting techniques from her work on the television series
“Alias,” Garner took her martial arts training to a new level under the guidance
of ELEKTRA’s Stunt Coordinators and Fighting Choreographers. A bonus for Garner
– and the comic’s multitude of fans – was that this time Elektra would don a red
costume that stays true to the colors worn by the character in the Marvel
Unlike most comic book heroes, Elektra possesses no super-human physical powers.
Instead, she makes maximum use of her incredible physical prowess and martial
arts skills. In addition, she has the ability to see into the future, a skill
known as Kimagure, which she has honed through countless hours of deep
Elektra learned the art of Kimagure from her mentor, Stick, who has the
composure of a monk and the raw smarts of a street fighter. Elektra once was
Stick’s star pupil, but her inability to reach beyond her dark impulses led to
her expulsion from Stick’s training compound.
Stick literally gave Elektra her life back. So when he later insists that she
leave the fold, Elektra feels abandoned. All earthly bonds now broken, she
assumes the mantle of an assassin. Alone, in the service of death, she finds a
place dark enough to hide.