Will Sacha Baron Cohen soon become a Marvel villain?

Iver, UK - Fresh off the confirmation of Harrison Ford's debut in the franchise, it appears that another major star is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sacha Baron Cohen attends a screening of the Oscars in 2021.
Sacha Baron Cohen attends a screening of the Oscars in 2021.  © Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP

Sacha Baron Cohen is rumored to be making his debut in the MCU with an appearance in the upcoming Disney+ series, Ironheart.

Per Deadline, sources close to the show confirm that the 51-year-old may be joining the project as Mephisto.

The character, who is a major villain in the Marvel comics, has not yet appeared in the MCU. However, fan theories about Mephisto's potential involvement were rampant during the WandaVision era.

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Cohen has also reportedly been spotted at Marvel's facilities at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Ironheart is slated for a fall 2023 release and will star Dominique Thorne in the titular role. The character will make her MCU debut prior to the miniseries with an appearance in next month's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Cohen's casting has yet to be confirmed by the actor or Marvel Studios.

Cover photo: Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP

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