A major cast is attached to the upcoming MCU movie Deadpool 3. One such cast member is Emma Corrin, a newcomer to the franchise, and one that fans are excited to see. Now a new rumor reportedly reveals some surprising information about her Deadpool 3 role and what potential villain she may be playing.
The rumor was shared via Twitter scooper @CanWeGetToast. As you can see below, they claim that Emma Corrin is playing a pretty major character from the X-Men comic books. This seems to indicate some pretty big things as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to adopt more elements from the X-Men film franchise.
Specifically, Corrin is said to be playing none other than Cassandra Nova in Deadpool 3. Here’s what they shared about the Deadpool 3 villain:
“In the comics, Cassandra Nova is Charles Xavier’s evil twin who is his equal and exact opposite. He tried to telepathically kill her in the womb but she survives the attack and spends her life rebuilding a body to enact her revenge against him.”
I can confirm that Emma Corrin will be portraying Cassandra Nova in #Deadpool3.
In the comics, Cassandra Nova is Charles Xavier’s evil twin who is his equal and exact opposite. He tried to telepathically kill her in the womb but she survives the attack and spends her life… https://t.co/7d5Eh10esJ pic.twitter.com/s2ljjOgWEP
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) August 6, 2023
This is definitely an interesting direction for the sequel to take. Of course, we’ve yet to know whether or not this is official. So fans should take the info with a grain of salt. But as the film is firmly placed within the X-Men universe – it wouldn’t be surprising to see Corrin play such a villain in the film.
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux previously worked on the film’s screenplay.
The upcoming film stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Brianna Hildebrand, and Shioli Kutsuna, in addition to returning cast members Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Morena Baccarin, Stefan Kapicic and Rob Delaney. Newcomers include Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2024. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding the highly-anticipated blockbuster as we have them.