Deadpool’s Vanessa almost stole the entire film, which is difficult when you’re up against a fast-talking, mutated and masked Ryan Reynolds. And when she returned for the hit movie’s sequel, what happened to her there left fans horror-struck. But why exactly does the actress who plays Vanessa look so familiar?
Deadpool was arguably the biggest unexpected hit of 2016. Indeed, although the superhero movie was so full of violence, gore and dirty jokes that it was given an R rating, that didn’t seem to put audiences off in the slightest, as the film would go on to earn more than $780 million at the worldwide box office. After such success, a sequel was inevitable.
And all the major cast members returned for the 2018 follow-up – among them Morena Baccarin as Vanessa. Furthermore, as Wade Wilson’s girlfriend, Vanessa is perhaps one of the most important characters of the franchise. So it was all the more shocking for fans when – spoiler alert – she was killed at the beginning of the film, thereby kicking off the rest of the plot.