Deadpool 3 Just Cast Another Major X-Men Hero

By Sam Hargrave Posted:
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Deadpool 3 added two more returning characters, including a Fox X-Men hero.

The cast of Deadpool 3 continues to grow ahead of production, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine already confirmed to return along with franchise fan favorites Dopinder and Blind Al.

This comes as Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool finally makes his way into the MCU to play with characters in that universe, including two Loki stars who will apparently appear in the Shawn Levy-directed threequel.

The returning icons come alongside two newcomers in Succession's Matthew Macfadyen and The Crown's Emma Corrin who will appear in unknown roles.

Deadpool 3 Brings Back Key Characters

An exclusive report from Deadline revealed two stars from the first two Deadpool movies will now be reprising their roles in the MCU for Deadpool 3.

Stefan Kapicic will return as the major X-Men hero Colossus while Morena Baccarin makes a comeback as Wade Wilson's fiancée Vanessa.

Kapicic's Colossus marks the second Fox X-Men character to be confirmed for the threequel after Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.

Stefan Kapicic, Colossus, Deadpool
20th Century Fox

Baccarin commented on her potential Deadpool return just weeks ago claiming that, although there were talks about the possibility, it "may or may not work out," but clearly a deal with Marvel Studios has since been reached.

Vanessa's death at the hand of a criminal was at the center of Deadpool 2, although the Merc with the Mouth later used Cable's time travel device to return to the past and save her.

Vanessa Deadpool Monica Baccarin
20th Century Fox

The full cast of Deadpool 3 as announced so far can be seen below:

  • Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool
  • Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
  • Stefan Kapicic - Colossus
  • Morena Baccarin - Vanessa
  • Karan Soni - Dopinder
  • Leslie Uggams - Blind Al
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Emma Corrin
  • Owen Wilson - Mobius (Rumored)
  • Tara Strong - Miss Minutes (Rumored)

Deadpool 3 Gets Ready for Production

The latest update from Ryan Reynolds revealed production should begin just before the summer, with Collider having recently shared a report claiming Deadpool 3 will begin filming in London this spring. As the springtime season concludes on June 21, the cameras should be rolling within two months.

In the weeks and months leading up to production, more plot details and castings, both in terms of familiar faces and Marvel newcomers, ought to become apparent. 

The news that Deadpool's non-superhero companions and several X-Men heroes will be coming back makes it apparent this will still be a follow-up to that world, even with it now walking the line into the MCU. Perhaps Deadpool 3 will even serve as a bookend to the Fox world ahead of the long-awaited X-Men reboot.

With so many returning players on the table, one can only wonder which other Fox X-Men and Deadpool characters may be on the table for a comeback. 

Domino actress Zazie Beetz already hinted at a potential return, and with so many of her Deadpool 2 co-stars now announced for the threequel, her involvement continues to appear more likely than ever, schedule permitting.

Deadpool 3 hits theaters on November 8, 2024.

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- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.