Sacha Baron Cohen Rumored to Join the MCU in Upcoming Disney+ Series ‘Ironheart’

Sacha Baron Cohen Rumored to Join the MCU in Upcoming Disney+ Series

According Deadlinethere is a growing sense of suspicion in Hollywood around Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Chicago 7 Test) and his possible Marvel Cinematic debut as the demonic supervillain, Mephisto. Current rumors circulating in the town of Tinsel claim that Cohen will likely appear as the beloved comic book villain in the upcoming Disney+ series, Stone heart.

Cohen was scouted at the Marvel facilities located at Pinewood Studios, an English production company, though Marvel reps and even Cohen himself declined to comment on his potential role in the MCU. According Deadlinea trustworthy source working closely with the new Marvel TV show has confirmed word around the set is that Cohen will be a part of Stone heart as a supervillain, most likely the demon Mephisto.

In the comics, Mephisto is a lawless, demonic entity that has served as a recurring antagonist to heroes such as Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, and even Spider-Man. Fans of the character have been waiting for more information from Marvel about Mephisto’s future in the MCU following several Easter Eggs in Wanda Vision who hinted at its possible existence.

If so, it’s very likely that Cohen’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is beyond the scope of just Stone heart and possibly many other projects down the line.

Deadline also claims that these rumors regarding Cohen’s possible status in the MCU began circulating on social media last weekend after several comic-centric Twitter accounts announced that Cohen would likely be considered a villain in a next Marvel project, with nearly every sign pointing to the Mephisto character.

Stone heart will be a six-episode series created by Chinaka Hodge (The Midnight Club, snowdrops), with Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah, If Beale Street Could Talk) as the main character of Ironheart, also known as Riri Williams, a brilliant scientist and wizard of technology who inherits the legacy of the late Iron Man after building one of the most complex armors in the world .

Currently, Stone heart is still filming and is slated for release in late 2023. For more information on Stone heartcheck out our other article: Here.