RUMOR: Will Taylor Swift Appear as Dazzler in Deadpool 3?

Dylan Kennedy Grey

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RUMOR: Will Taylor Swift Appear as Dazzler in Deadpool 3?

The latest rumor regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Deadpool 3” film is revolving around the notion that Taylor Swift may portray Dazzler, a superheroine often in assocation with the X-Men.

Taylor Swift as Dazzler?

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Erik Davis of Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango took to X (Twitter) and shared he had a conversation many years ago with the director of “Deadpool 3,” Kevin Feige, where Feige revealed that he is a big fan of Dazzler. He stated that, if he were to ever direct a Marvel movie, he would want to focus on the character.

This rumor originated back in the X-Men era, when Taylor Swift was seen spending time with several members of the main cast working on “X-Men: Apocalypse;” the original rumor began with a post by Simon Kinberg, writer for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” seen below:

The pop superstar appeared here with James McAvoy (Professor X), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Kinberg. When rumors began circulating back in 2015 after this photo was posted, MTV News directly spoke to Kinberg, who said that Swift was never been involved with “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the photo was taken backstage at a Taylor Swift concert.

In the same interview, however, Kinberg commented on the rumors, saying, “After I saw those things I was like oh, that’s kind of interesting, but no, we were actually just there for her concert.” With Kinberg writing for “Deadpool 3,” Davis’s assertion that Feige would like to focus on Dazzler has reignited this particular rumor.

Earlier in August, Screen Rant shared some fan art from Instagram user defendisinart depicting Swift as the character.

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Source: defendisinart

Taylor Swift is friends with “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds, too, who famously loaned his costume to her during Halloween in 2016.

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“Deadpool 3” will be the first of the series that is officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also be the MCU’s first R-rated film. It was announced last fall that Hugh Jackman would return as Wolverine in this third entry. Jackman originally ended his time as Wolverine after “Logan” in 2017.

In April, the return of Morena Baccarin and Stefan Kapicic was also announced, portraying Vanessa and Colossus, respectively. Ryan Reynolds then proclaimed reprisals for Karan Soni as Dopinder and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al.

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Filming for “Deadpool 3” was halted in July as part of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The film is still slated to premiere on May 3, 2024, though this could now be delayed.

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