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Marvel Rejected a Deadpool & Wolverine Villain Request

Marvel Rejected a Deadpool & Wolverine Villain Request

It’s well-known that over the years, actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have undergone intense physical transformations to embody their superhero and supervillain characters. They have often dedicated themselves to rigorous training regimes to match the comic book forms of their roles, sometimes at the expense of their own health or by reinforcing unrealistic body standards among audiences. However, Marvel Studios has taken a different approach with Emma Corrin for the upcoming “Deadpool & Wolverine” film.

Unlike characters such as Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, or Wolverine, portrayed by Hugh Jackman, who undergo significant physical training to achieve their muscular physiques, Emma Corrin did not go through such an intense process for their role as Cassandra Nova. This makes sense when considering the nature of the character as she appears in the comic books.

In Marvel Comics, Cassandra Nova is not a character known for her physical prowess. Having been effectively stillborn and abandoned to grow up in a sewer, she is depicted as spindly and gaunt. To convincingly portray this character, Corrin would have had to lose an unhealthy amount of weight, which would pose significant health risks. Instead of physical strength, comic book Nova’s malevolence is rooted in her powerful telepathic abilities. This means that, for the film, Corrin’s portrayal of Cassandra Nova will likely focus more on psychological menace rather than physical intimidation.

Therefore, Emma Corrin didn’t need to endure exhaustive diets and strenuous exercise routines to bring Cassandra Nova to life. This more measured approach emphasizes the character’s eerie presence and mental acuity as key elements of the performance.

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can look forward to seeing Emma Corrin’s interpretation of Cassandra Nova in “Deadpool & Wolverine,” scheduled to premiere on July 26.

Source: Looper, Comic Book Resources