Details have been kept close to the chest on what character Emma Corrin would be playing as the main villain of Deadpool 3. However, a new swathe of rumors suggests they’ll be playing Professor X’s sister: Cassandra Nova.
This past weekend, Hollywood insiders began to tease a connection between Emma Corrin’s Deadpool 3 character and Professor X, including cryptic hints of revenge. It was eventually confirmed by both CanWeGetSomeToast and DanielRPK, two of the most respected leakers in the industry, that Corrin would be playing the character Cassandra Nova, an X-Men villain who is best known for being the sister of Charles Xavier.
In the comics, Cassandra Nova was the fraternal twin of Charles Xavier who he tried to kill while they were still in the womb due to sensing her evil intentions. Cassandra survives the attack, reforming her body in the sewers of New York and formulating a plan to get revenge on Professor X and his mutants. While it’s unclear if Emma Corrin’s character will be hunting down the X-Men in particular, the characters’ history with mutant genocides certainly suggests a definitive “end” for Fox’s X-Men universe.
Who else is attached to the Deadpool threequel?
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Editor’s note: The interview with Emma Corrin was conducted before the initiation of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Since then, the members of SAG-AFTRA, a union representing actors and performers, have been fighting for better work conditions and fair pay. To support their cause, donations can be made to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides vital assistance to SAG-AFTRA professionals facing economic hardship.