Since “Deadpool 3” takes place within the framework of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is currently undergoing Multiverse growing pains, Deadpool et al. can feasibly be any version of themselves that Marvel wants them to be. Leaked set photos show Deadpool and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) fighting in front of a crumbling 20th Century Fox logo in the background, so it’s not exaggerating to say that nothing is off the table. With that in mind, Morena Baccarin’s other comments about the third installment are enticingly vague.
During a 2023 interview with Screen Rant, Baccarin teased a reinvention of Wade Wilson and Vanessa Carlysle’s relationship in that it provides a familiar bond in a new light. “You can see them in and out of each other’s lives constantly,” she said. “They’ve done a really great job of always reinventing that relationship and making it interesting, but maintaining the core thing that keeps them always coming back to each other. So I think there’s a little bit more of that in this film.”
Does that mean that “Deadpool 3” is reviving Vanessa, or does that mean that it will feature a variant of her, similarly to how “The Marvels” features a variant of Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch)? Since mutants are in the MCU now, will she officially become the shape-shifting Copycat? Baccarin must know … but she isn’t telling, and we probably won’t find out for certain until next year.