During the Super Bowl, the teaser trailer for ‘Deadpool 3’ was released as predicted, offering a tantalizing glimpse into what appears to be the next exciting chapter in the MCU. Among the revelations in the trailer is the appearance of Cassandra Nova as the movie’s main villain, confirming rumors that surfaced back in August 2023. We had previously speculated that Charles Xavier might also have a role in the film due to Cassandra’s involvement. For those unfamiliar with Cassandra, she has a tragic backstory: she was Xavier’s twin gestating in the womb.
Xavier identified her as the “Mummudrai,” the Shi’ar equivalent of an equal and opposite spirit. Despite Xavier’s genetic potential, Cassandra emerged as his physical twin. However, Xavier perceived her as malevolent and attempted to kill her with his psychic abilities, leading to a miscarriage for their mother, Sharon. Cassandra survived and spent decades in a sewer wall, plotting revenge against her brother while constructing a new body.
Cassandra, essentially a clone of Xavier, has unlocked the entirety of his powers and potential. In addition to inheriting Xavier’s formidable telepathy, Cassandra possesses telekinetic abilities. Through her telekinesis, she can levitate and control both living creatures and inanimate objects. She can create robust telekinetic shields and unleash devastating blasts of concentrated telekinetic energy.
Emma Corrin is rumored to play Cassandra Nova in the upcoming movie, although this casting remains unconfirmed. However, Corrin’s involvement in the film is indicated by the movie’s branding and its listing on IMDb, although the specific role is undisclosed at this time. Corrin’s career began in television in 2019 with roles in ITV’s ‘Grantchester’ and the Epix DC series ‘Pennyworth.’ They made their feature film debut in ‘Misbehaviour’ and gained widespread recognition in 2020 for portraying Princess Diana in Netflix’s ‘The Crown,’ earning accolades including a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Corrin also showcased their musical talents on Little Simz’s album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for their stage debut in ‘Anna X.’ In 2022, Corrin appeared in films such as ‘My Policeman’ and ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and starred in ‘Orlando’ at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, receiving critical acclaim. If you have any additional information, feel free to share it in the comments below!