Taylor Swift Won't Appear in “Deadpool & Wolverine” After All

Despite years of internet speculation, the pop star is confirmed to have no role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

<p>John Shearer/TAS24/Getty; Jay Maidment/20th Century Studio/Marvel</p> (Left-right:) Taylor Swift on June 2; Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in

John Shearer/TAS24/Getty; Jay Maidment/20th Century Studio/Marvel

(Left-right:) Taylor Swift on June 2; Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'

Marvel fans and Swifties will have to shake it off: Taylor Swift has no role in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine.

Rumors about Swift’s potential involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next installment (in theaters July 26) have been floating since as far back as 2015. But the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine does not include Swift, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The news comes after IMAX debuted a movie poster featuring the two titular heroes wearing friendship bracelets like those that have become synonymous with Swift's worldwide Eras Tour.

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The Midnights Grammy winner, 34, was first speculated to be making a MCU debut when she appeared in a photo with pal Sophie Turner and her X-Men: Apocalypse costar James McAvoy. Then Turner, 28, made a winking nod to Swift’s discography when posting a still from the movie to Instagram in 2016.

<p>Gareth Cattermole/TAS24/Getty</p> Taylor Swift on June 7

Gareth Cattermole/TAS24/Getty

Taylor Swift on June 7

"#FlashbackFriday to that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer’s album," Turner captioned it, adding "(pre 1989, of course)” in reference to Swift’s album 1989. In the X-Men movie still, Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) is holding a record by Dazzler, a mutant pop star character from the Marvel comics. 

Deadpool & Wolverine director and co-writer Shawn Levy, 55, has also been spotted hanging out with Swift and their friends Jackman, 55, Reynolds, 47, and his wife Blake Lively, 36, multiple times.

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Levy has of course been asked about the “Fortnight” singer’s potential appearance as Dazzler in the superhero franchise. Speaking with The Wrap in October, the filmmaker opted for “no comment,” adding, “I’m no dummy… You’re going to have to wait and see.”

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In a 2022 interview with PEOPLE, before Deadpool & Wolverine even began filming, Reynolds denied the rumors. But then, in an interview with Fandango, the producer-star said that "straight up dishonesty isn't in the cards."

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He added at the time, "Movies like this, there's so much speculation about so many people that might end up in the film. I saw one that was convinced Elvis was in the movie… Anything can happen and that's sort of what I love about this universe. Surprises are the essence of Deadpool.” 

<p>Jay Maidmen</p> (Left-right:) Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'

Jay Maidmen

(Left-right:) Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in 'Deadpool & Wolverine'

Deadpool & Wolverine is in theaters July 26. Actors who are confirmed to be appearing in it are Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen, along with returning cast members Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Rob Delaney and Lewis Tan.

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