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(2005)

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Jennifer Garner reportedly told a journalist that she felt this movie was terrible, and that she only filmed it because of contractual obligations from Daredevil (2003).
While filming the sai/sword fight, Jennifer Garner accidentally got her knuckles sliced by Will Yun Lee. She got her knuckles patched up, and when she and Lee resumed, he subsequently sliced her again in the exact same spot.
Ben Affleck filmed a cameo reprising his Daredevil role as Matt Murdock but was cut from the final film.
Although the comic strip Elektra usually wears a pair of large gold hoop earrings as part of her costume, Jennifer Garner did not wear them in the movie. A pair of earrings were provided as part of Jennifer's costume, but she was unable to wear them as they were for pierced ears and she did not at the time have her ears pierced.
Along with Daredevil, the live action film rights to Elektra reverted back to Marvel Studios.
Jennifer Garner filmed this movie while on summer hiatus of her television series Alias (2001).
The character of Stick was originally introduced in the Frank Miller era of the Daredevil comic book as the man who taught Matt Murdock martial arts and how to control his heightened senses other than serving as Elektra's instructor. All details relating to Stick's connection to the aforementioned character were omitted.
The character Typhoid is based on Typhoid Mary, a villain from the Daredevil comics, though Typhoid's powers of poison are different from Typhoid Mary's psychic abilities of telekinesis and pyrokinesis.
McCabe has no comic book counterpart. However, there was a character named Nina McCabe, first introduced by comic book writer Peter Milligan in the first, short-lived Elektra ongoing series. Nina's father was killed in front of Elektra and Elektra sort of adopted her, becoming her sensei. The character of Nina is pretty similar to Abby.
Natassia Malthe (Typhoid) previously auditioned for the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2003).
Scenes from one promo, depicting Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) effectively fighting off ninjas at his waterfront cabin, were deleted from the theatrical release.
The 'N' in the gates of Elektra's mansion stands for "Natchios", which is Elektra's last name in the comic books and in Daredevil (2003).
In an interview with UK's Empire Online, director Rob Bowman stated that the original director's cut was a R-rated film and he had to tone the film down (due to contractual obligations).
Due to the low level response from the previous film Daredevil (2003), promotion for this movie claimed ties to the movie X-Men (2000) instead, which had a much higher popularity response. The first promotional mention of ties to the Daredevil movie only took place one week before the Elektra movie was to be released.
The boat house used in the film would later be used in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).
A short clip used in the trailers and TV commercials shows a ring of energy emanating from what appears to be the hedge maze that is featured during the final action sequences. This footage does not appear in the US theatrical release.
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The first scene with Bauer and DeMarco was nearly completely taken from Elektra #23 (Vol. 2), written by Robert Rodi.
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Stone was actually one of Stick's partners and helped to save Daredevil and Elektra in the comic books after Kirigi and the Hand attacked them (during Frank Miller's run).
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Terrance Stamp's 3rd comic book film. He played General Zod in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) and would later star in Wanted (2008) as Pekwarsky.
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Goran Visnjic filmed this movie while on summer hiatus of his television series, ER (1994).
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Will Yun Lee and Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa have both starred in the James Bond movies: Lee as Colonel Moon in Die Another Day (2002) and Tagawa as Kwang in License to Kill (1989).
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Elektra was created by Frank Miller.
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Like the Dolph Lundgren incarnation of The Punisher (1989). Unlike the comic book, Elektra does not wear the red do-rag on her head in this film.
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Galyn Görg was personally offered the role of Elektra by Frank Miller on the set of RoboCop 2 (1990). According to Gorg, the project never materialized beyond Miller's own word of mouth.
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'Galyn Gorg' was offered the role of Elektra by Frank Miller on the set of _RoboCop 2 (1990)_, which Miller co-wrote and Gorg appeared in. The project never materialized.
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In 1992, Oliver Stone revealed that he was working on an Elektra film titled "Elektra Assassin" based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz. However, the plot would have involved Elektra fighting The Hand rather than being hunted by S.H.I.E.L.D., because the film rights to S.H.I.E.L.D. were tied up in another deal. The project was aborted when the film rights to Elektra and other Daredevil-related characters were sold to 20th Century Fox. Gabrielle Reece was reportedly Stone's first choice for the role of Elektra.
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