The Crown star bags leading role in new Marvel blockbuster – and they're worlds away from royal Netflix series | The Sun

THE CROWN star Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana, will appear in Marvel film Deadpool 3.

The star, 27, has landed the lead role in the Marvel Studios sequel alongside Ryan Reynolds.

They will be playing the villain but details about the plot are unknown.

Co-star Ryan took to Twitter to welcome Emma to the "Deadpool Family."

He wrote: "New addition to the family! The Deadpool family, for clarity. Which is just like a real family except with less swearing… Welcome, Emma Corrin!"

Emma is best known for they're portrayal of Lady Diana Princess of Wales in the fourth season of the hit Netflix historical drama The Crown.

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They won a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice Award, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. 

Emma also starred in Amazon drama My Policeman premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, as well as the Netflix and Sony co-production of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

They can currently be seen on stage at the Garrick Theatre in the West End in Orlando starring in Neil Bartlett’s new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s modern masterpiece and directed by Michael Grandage.

Deadpool 3 will mark the first Deadpool film where Marvel Studios will work hand and hand with Ryan Reynolds as a producer.

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This comes after news that Hugh Jackman would be reprising his Wolverine role in Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3.

The Australian actor, who played the Marvel character in eight X-Men films from 2000 until 2016, was last seen as Wolverine in standalone movie Logan in 2017.

He made a brief appearance in the second Deadpool, but had previously ruled out the chance of a crossover film between his character and Ryan's unlikely superhero.

The second sequel will be directed by Shawn Levy, who worked with Reynolds on 2021 action comedy Free Guy and newly released 2022 sci-fi The Adam Project.

Ryan previously confirmed Deadpool 3 will release in cinemas on 6th September 2024.

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