Morena Baccarin plays Vanessa Carlysle in the popular comic book franchise opposite Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson/Deadpool. In the comics, Vanessa is also the mutant Copycat, but Deadpool hasn’t tackled that particular storyline yet.
As Deadpool’s girlfriend and then fiance, Baccarin’s character plays an important role in the first movie. However, in Deadpool 2, she’s killed early on, with her death motivating Deadpool throughout. Luckily, she’s brought back to life with a time-traveling device at the end of the movie, setting up a role in Deadpool 3.
She Hasn’t Been Contacted Again to Return
In a recent interview on PeopleTV‘s Couch Surfing show, Baccarin shared she doesn’t know yet if she’ll appear in Deadpool 3. Baccarin said:
“I have no idea. Apparently, they’re still writing it. I genuinely don’t know. I have not been asked, or approached. There’s been no conversations yet, so I’m waiting with bated breath.” However, if she is asked to return, Baccarin hopes her role will be “As big as possible. I mean, he [Reynolds] will always be the lead, but I would love to be right by his side.“
Baccarin’s last comment is interesting, considering she spent the majority of Deadpool 2 reduced to a vision, essentially working in service to Reynold’s character. If she were literally “right by his side” in Deadpool 3, it would be a big step up from her role in the sequel.
Considering Vanessa was brought back to life, it seems likely Baccarin will be asked to return. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to show that if the Deadpool writers didn’t intend on using Vanessa in the future. So, what do you all think about this guys?