Emma Corrin, best known for portraying Princess Diana on Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown,” is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor will co-star with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the third installment of “Deadpool.”
Corrin’s exact role hasn’t been announced, but they are expected to play the villain opposite Reynolds’ snarky mercenary and Jackman’s Wolverine. “Deadpool 3” is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 6, 2024.
Reynolds celebrated the casting on Twitter, writing, “New addition to the family! The Deadpool family, for clarity. Which is just like a real family except with less swearing…. Welcome, Emma Corrin!”
Shawn Levy, who directed Reynolds in “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project,” is taking over filmmaking duties for “Deadpool 3,” which is the first R-rated installment in Disney’s MCU. Fox distributed the first two “Deadpool” films prior to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in 2019.
Fans are especially excited about the next “Deadpool” because Jackman is bringing back his adamantium claws for the first time since his character died in 2017’s “Logan.” So then how is the comic book mutant returning to the big screen? As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously told Variety, “Anything’s possible in the multiverse.”
Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who worked on 2016’s “Deadpool” and its 2018 sequel, are returning to pen the third entry. The “Deadpool” films have been huge commercial hits and stand as the top-grossing “X-Men” titles of all time, with each generating more than $780 million at the global box office.
Corrin, who is non-binary and uses they/ them pronouns, scored an Emmy nomination for “The Crown.” They have also appeared opposite Harry Styles in the romantic drama “My Policeman” and alongside Jack O’Connell in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” Up next, Corrin is starring in the upcoming gothic horror film “Nosferatu,” directed by Robert Eggers and co-starring Lily Rose-Depp, Nicholas Hoult and Bill Skarsgard.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news of Corrin’s casting in “Deadpool 3.”