The Crown star Emma Corrin has teased their excitement at playing a villain in the soon-to-be-released Deadpool 3.
It was previously announced that the 27-year-old would be appearing in the film, which is part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Exact details about both Emma’s character and the film itself are being kept tightly under wraps, though the actor did share their excitement about it in a recent interview with Empire magazine.
“I feel really excited to play a villain,” they explained. “I haven’t done that and it’s an itch I want to scratch.”
Director Shawn Levy saw Emma on stage in Orlando last year, which resulted in them having a meeting about Deadpool 3.
“I’d heard about the project but, classic Marvel, they couldn’t tell me anything about it. Absolutely nothing. Zilch,” Emma explained. “So I met him being like, ‘I don’t know what this is about.’”
Emma admitted that they are “not a Marvel person” but had “watched Spider-Man and Black Panther.”
They continued: “I was like, ‘Look, you’re gonna have to debrief me into this.’ It’s such an intricate world. There’s so much to it, it’s an absolute mind-fuck. All the language and the Easter eggs, and this person is related to that person who did this, and this person came back and this person’s dead… it’s amazing.”
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Despite not being a diehard fan, Emma said they “understand why it means as much as it does to so many people” and described the MCU as a “phenomenon” that they are “lucky” to be part of.
“Especially Deadpool, because I love the fact that it’s self-aware, and critical of its own inner-workings,” they added.
Deadpool 3 is slated for a 3 May 2024 release, though the ongoing strikes could result in this changing.