Morena Baccarin Leaving Marvel For James Gunn’s DC?

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Morena Baccarin, arguably best known for playing Vanessa Carlysle in the Deadpool franchise, says she would be open to a role within the revamped DC Universe led by James Gunn and Peter Safran. “There are phenomenal characters in both universes,” the actress told ComicBookMovie. “I loved doing Gotham when I had the chance, but yeah, I would love to. I think, for me, it’s all about that strong female part.”

Morena Baccarin’s Previous DC Roles

Morena Baccarin has a long-standing connection to the DC Universe. Beyond her notable live-action role as Leslie Thompkins in Gotham, she also lent her voice to Gideon in The Flash. The actress has also voiced animated DC characters like Cheetah and Talia al Ghul. Baccarin’s work has made her a fan favorite for potential iconic roles such as Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Wonder Woman.

James Gunn and Peter Safran are in the process of breathing new life into the DC Universe. The reboot promises fresh perspectives, character arcs, and narratives. As the revitalization continues, Morena Baccarin may find herself with a plethora of intriguing characters to choose from if the opportunity presents itself.

Morena Baccarin Returns As Vanessa Carlysle In Deadpool 3

Meanwhile, Morena Baccarin will reprise her role as Vanessa Carlysle in Deadpool 3. During an interview on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, the actress expressed optimism about returning. “It did work out,” she said. “I finished my shooting days on it already. The film is now underway again after the strike, and I think it’s going to be quite good. I think fans are in for a fun surprise.”

Despite the confirmation, Morena Baccarin remained secretive about specific details regarding the film or the nature of her scenes. When asked whether now would be the opportune moment for Vanessa to adopt the persona of Copycat, complete with blue skin, Baccarin chuckled and responded, “I think yes. But, I think she’s also competing with a very large universe.”

Who Is Vanessa Carlysle?

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Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin) is a charismatic and resilient character. Introduced in Deadpool as a witty prostitute, she forms a genuine and passionate connection with Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). The first film explores their love story, emphasizing their shared sense of humor and challenges, including Wade Wilson’s transformation into Deadpool to combat terminal cancer.In Deadpool 2, Vanessa is killed early in the story, which resulted in criticism of the “fridging” trope, where female characters are killed to further the male character’s story. However, a post-credits scene was added to the movie to reverse her death, indicating that her character was intended to be a vital part of the narrative. In the comics, Vanessa becomes the superhero Copycat.

Morena Baccarin’s Most Popular Roles

Beyond the superhero genre, Morena Baccarin has had a successful career in television. One of her prominent roles is as Inara Serra in the cult-favorite television series Firefly from 2002 to 2003 and its subsequent 2005 film adaptation Serenity, created by Joss Whedon. She also starred in the sci-fi series V from 2009 to 2011 and played Jessica Brody in the critically acclaimed Homeland until 2013.

Her Next Project With Marvel Alumni Anthony Mackie

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Morena Baccarin will next be seen in the post-apocalyptic action thriller Elevation. The movie, directed by George Nolfi from a script by Kenny Ryan and Jacob Roman, boasts an ensemble cast including Anthony Mackie, Maddie Hasson, and Tony Goldwyn. Set in a desolate world, the story revolves around a single father (Mackie) and two formidable women (Baccarin and Maddie).Together, they (Anthony Mackie, Maddie Hasson, and Morena Baccarin) must venture beyond the safety of their home, braving the perils of a post-apocalyptic landscape to save a child’s life. As they journey through a world infested with monstrous creatures, the trio confronts external threats and the internal struggles that arise in the face of adversity.