For months now, we've seen rumours swirl about singer Taylor Swift making a cameo appearance in Deadpool 3. Some believe she'll play Dazzler, while others are convinced the Grammy-winning icon could portray Lady Deadpool; either way, it's an exciting prospect.
You probably don't need us to catch you up on the chatter surrounding Swift's recent attendance at NFL games, but comic book fans have taken note of the fact she was at MetLife Stadium to see the Kansas City Chiefs face the New York Jets. Why is that significant? Well, she was there alongside Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy and stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.
They're currently on a break from shooting Deadpool 3 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and, while we're sure this was just a case of friends hanging out (Reynolds' wife, Blake Lively, was also on hand), it feels like there may be something to this.
Swift has acting experience after appearing in the likes of Amsterdam and Cats, and this is just the sort of show-stopping cameo Reynolds has the ability to arrange. The buzz surrounding it would no doubt give Deadpool 3 a boost at the box office too (not that it's likely to need one based on what we know).
Dazzler feels too predictable a role for Swift, so we go back to the Merc with the Mouth's female counterpart Wanda Wilson. Hailing from Earth-3010, she joined a group of rebels fighting against loyalists in the United States after fascists in the federal government started to impose their will on the people.
We'll see what happens, but even if a cameo hasn't been planned before now, we're sure Reynolds has noticed how much fans want to see it happen. Ultimately, though, it may hinge on whether the singer actually has time to shoot any sort of role in Deadpool 3...
Alongside Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, Deadpool franchise vets Karan Soni (Dopinder), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio), and Rob Delaney (Peter) are all set to return in this threequel.
Emma Corrin is expected to play Cassandra Nova, while Matthew Macfadyen will likely take on the role of a TVA agent named Paradox. It's also been confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen among the many names rumoured to appear.
Deadpool 3 is currently set to be released in theaters on May 3, 2024.