Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Suit Up For 'Daredevil'

'Alias' star will play Elektra, a ninja assassin, in upcoming superhero

Fox made fanboy dreams a reality on Monday by releasing the first glimpse of

Jennifer Garner as Elektra on the set of "Daredevil."

Fans of the long-running comic book of the same name have been salivating

for weeks at the prospect of seeing the "Alias" star in costume. ([article id="1454983"]Click here for photos[/article].)

"I've been in the suit, and I've been kicking ass," Garner told MTV's "Movie

House" guest reporter Rob Zombie. Zombie was the first member of the press

allowed on the super-secretive "Daredevil" set, for a "Movie House" segment

that premieres Tuesday. "I'm a ninja, as in 'turtle,' " she joked.

Ben Affleck will star as Daredevil, a blind hero who uses extrasensory

powers and martial arts to fight crime at night while working as attorney

Matt Murdock by day. Garner, who came to prominence first on "Felicity" and

later as the star of "Alias," is Elektra, a love interest for Daredevil who

happens to be a ninja assassin. Elektra is also a major player in her own

right, having been spun off from the Daredevil comic to headline her own

titles from time to time.

"I wish I had read 'Elektra' when I was younger," Garner said. "I think

she's strong and cool and beautiful and smart. She'd be a good role model

— until she turns into an assassin for hire and a hooker. But that's

down the road. [In the movie] she's still pretty dignified."

"Daredevil" co-stars Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Scorpion King") as the

villainous Kingpin, Jon Favreau ("Swingers") as Matt Murdock's buddy Foggy

Nelson and Colin Farrell ("Hart's War") as the costumed assassin Bullseye.

The movie also boasts an appearance by Coolio and a quick cameo by filmmaker

Kevin Smith ("Clerks"). Smith scripted the "Daredevil" comic book for

several issues. Incidentally, it was Affleck's introduction to a collection

of Smith's "Daredevil" stories that originally caught the eye of "Daredevil"

film director Mark Steven Johnson.

"Daredevil" is the latest Marvel Comics property to head for the big screen,

following "X-Men," the record-breaking "Spider-Man" and "The Hulk," which is

currently in production.

A Valentine's Day 2003 release is scheduled for "Daredevil."