A new rumor indicates that Mephisto may finally make his MCU debut. According to the website Cosmic Circusactor Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) was cast to play the demonic villain in ironheart (Iron Heart, in Brazil), upcoming Disney+ series.
The appearance of the King of Hell in some Marvel title has been speculated for years and has even become a joke among fans. That’s because in WandaVision the expectation arose that the character could show up and show himself as the main threat of the attraction.
At the time, theories pointed out that he was responsible for the disappearance of the Scarlet Witch’s children, which was not confirmed. Since then, part of the fans believed that Mephisto could have a role in Loki, moon knight, spiderman 3, Doctor Strange 2 or even in She-Hulk — which also did not happen.
I don’t want to be a “coattails rider” here but yes I hear, and have some confidence, that Sacha Baron Coen is involved with #Ironheart.
I believe he’s not Dormammu and that the Mephisto rumors may be true. Time will tell. https://t.co/BNFzZqY5iN
— Lizzie Hill – EiC The Cosmic Circus (@MsLizzieHill) October 15, 2022
As hope is the last to die, the new rumor reignites the spirits of those who still wish to see the devil play out some evil plan in the MCU. If Mephisto does appear in Iron heartit may be that he has some connection with another villain already made official in the series: the Hood.
In the comics, this bandit, who will be played by Anthony Ramos on screen, gains supernatural powers after finding a mystical cloak. It is worth noting that both the news of a possible casting of Sacha Baron Cohen and the alleged presence of the villain in ironheart have not yet been confirmed by Marvel and should be treated as a rumor.
The series is scheduled to arrive on Disney+ in the fall of 2023 in the US, between September and November. The show will star Dominique Thorne, the actress who will play Riri Williams, an inventor who, inspired by Iron Man, decides to create her own armor and become a heroine.
However, before getting her own series, she will make her debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — whose theatrical release will take place on November 10.