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Monday, July 26, 2004


SAN DIEGO -- Before the Fantastic Four panel at Comic-Con International began in full force, Marvel Studios' Avi Arad staged a short presentation on Elektra.

"Yesterday we finished Elektra finally," Arad said. "We just finished principal photography. And, as you know, today when you finish principal photography, it's just the beginning with CGI and all it takes to finish it."

A short behind-the-scenes clip was then shown, with Elektra star Jennifer Garner introducing and narrating. "I'm so happy to playing this character again," Garner said. "And I'm so happy to be playing this character in red."

"We left her in Daredevil at the beginning of her real darkness and when we pick her up in this movie, she is light years beyond.

"I read so many Elektra comic books and I realize how much this world means to people and how much I don't want to screw it up for them."

The clip featured the red-clad Elektra in action sequences and also showed for the first time Terence Stamp as Stick, Goran Vinsjic as Mark Miller and Will Yun Lee as leader of the Hand and Natassia Malthe as Typhoid Mary.

The film opens on Jan. 14.

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