Firefly's Morena Baccarin reveals the character she'll be playing in Deadpool

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Mar 20, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT

Firefly actress Morena Baccarin has tweeted a pic from the set of Deadpool, revealing the character she'll play in the upcoming comic-book movie. While we knew she was the female lead, we didn’t know just who she was yet. No more! According to this tweet, Baccarin will be playing a character named Vanessa. Geek Tyrant posits that she must be Vanessa Carlysle, also known as Copycat, a shapeshifting mutant (as you'll no doubt recall, Fox owns the rights to the word "mutant" in movies and TV) in the Marvel Comics. She first appeared as Domino in the pages of The New Mutants before taking on the Copycat moniker on X-Force.

Being a Marvel character, her story is long and complicated. (Aren't they always?) But what’s important here is this: Vanessa started her life as a prostitute in Boston. Then she met Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and fell in love with him before the Merc With a Mouth became involved with the same Weapon X program that gave Wolverine his mighty adamantium claws and skeleton. Since she’s got blue skin in the comics, and Deadpool shares the same universe as the X-Men flicks, it’s possible her appearance will change because of that other blue-skinned mutant: Mystique. (Although we're sure Fox knows the audience is savvy enough to know the difference, and they may yet still stick with it.) Have a look at Morena Baccarin’s rather incriminating tweet from the set:

What do you think? Do you believe Morena Baccarin may indeed be playing Vanessa Carlysle, aka Copycat, in Deadpool?

(via Geek Tyrant)