While it’s been speculated that Marvel’s version of the devil would eventually appear in the MCU, it looks like he’s just around the corner and maybe making his debut in 2023, as Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play Mephisto. Borat’s actor would be a maverick choice for Mephisto, but considering Cohen’s love of theatrics and the way his facial expressions are so exaggerated, we can consider this casting genius.
The actor could appear in the MCU as Mephisto already in the tv series Ironheart, which is slated to hit Disney+ sometime in 2023, but Cohen isn’t the only well-known actor being introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year. Between Bill Murray, Olivia Colman and Aubrey Plaza, Marvel Studios has chosen Academy Award winners and famous comedians for the next films that will add to the beloved franchise.
Here are all the actors who will be making their MCU debuts in 2023
1. Bill Murray will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantummania
When it comes to cinematic icons, Bill Murray is unquestionably number one on the list of newcomers to the MCU in 2023, as the comic actor will make his entrance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania. Murray will play Lord Krylar, governor of Axia, a bizarre community located within the Quantum Realm, and will be an old acquaintance of Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer).
2. Aubrey Plaza will debut in the MCU in Agatha: Coven of Chaos
It is interesting to note that Agatha: Coven of Chaos is one of the most popular MCU releases of 2023, and this despite being one of the series that will be released towards the end of the year and despite the fact that there are few details. However, along with the haunted aesthetic, one confirmed piece of information is that Aubrey Plaza will play a role in the series. La Plaza is one of today’s top comedians, as her performances in funny people And Parks and Recreation are some of the most memorable. In addition, she has also proved that she is a great dramatic actress with one of her latest films of 2022, Emily’s crimes. It has not yet been announced which character he will play, but fans think he will play a villain.
3. Will Poulter will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Black Adam isn’t the only anti-hero with the name Adam appearing in a superhero movie, as Adam Warlock will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 when the film hits theaters in May 2023. It’s been confirmed for years now that Will Poulter will play the role of Adam Warlock, and it’s finally here, nearly six years after Adam was first predicted in one of many mid- MCU credits by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Adam Warlock is an artificial being who was created to destroy the Guardians and will be the greatest nemesis of the intergalactic team. Poulter isn’t the obvious choice for the character, but Marvel Studios’ casting decisions have rarely been wrong in the past, and it will be interesting to see what the actor brings to Maze Runner in the movie.
4. Christopher McDonald will make his MCU debut in Secret Invasion
Few actors are instantly recognizable and noteworthy for just one role in their entire career, but Christopher McDonald is. Though he has countless film and television mentions, McDonald is known almost exclusively for playing Shooter McGavin in the hilarious golf movie The Unpredictable Guy (Happy Gilmore). Still, he’s such an iconic character that the actor is still loved for this role 26 years later. Fans would like nothing more than to see McDonald’s in Happy Gilmore 2but while a sequel would be fun, it’s great to see the actor make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut sometime in 2023. The actor has been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU’s Disney+ series Secret Invasion; he could be playing a Skrull who has taken the form of a human, or simply an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D
5. Emilia Clarke will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Secret Invasion
Emilia Clarke has become one of today’s greatest actresses following her starring role in game of Thrones and after playing Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It seems that by now Clarke has been eyed by Disney, since in addition to being in the universe of Star Warswill also be part of the series Secret Invasion Disney+ of the MCU. While we don’t know what role most of the actors announced to debut in MCU 2023 will play, Clarke’s role is one of the few that is actually known to fans. Clarke will play Abigail Brand, a SWORD commander who protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats, so she will likely work against the Skrulls in the upcoming Disney+ series. Considering that this is such an important part, Secret Invasion it may just be the beginning of the actress’ journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6. Dermot Mulroney will make his MCU debut in Secret Invasion
Just like Christopher McDonald, Dermot Mulroney is a face that fans may remember from the many movies he’s been in. The actor has really been in hundreds of movies and TV series, including Insidious 3 – The beginning And New Girl. His most noteworthy performances are those in David Fincher’s thriller, Zodiacsand in the 90s sitcom Friends. It was recently announced that Mulroney will also make his MCU debut in the upcoming Disney+ TV series, Secret Invasion. The series will likely have some comedy, especially with all the shapeshifters, but it will also be a thriller, as no one can be trusted, and will likely leave viewers wondering who is and who isn’t actually a Skrull. Like McDonald, Mulroney’s role on the show is currently unknown.
7. Olivia Colman will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Secret Invasion
It seems that Marvel Studios has gone big on casting Secret Invasion. Along with some incredibly savvy characters, the Disney+ series will see Olivia Colman enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is one of the more exciting casting announcements, as Colman is an Academy Award winner and also a great comedy actress, as seen in the classic British comedy series Peep Show. Unlike other actors in the series, the role that the actress will play in the show has been revealed: she will play Sonya Falsworth, an old ally of Fury.
8. Anthony Ramos will be in Ironheart
Anthony Ramos is best known for his roles in Hamilton, A Star Is Born And Dreaming in New York and is apparently the go-to actor for any upcoming musical work. Despite this, he has also been cast in successful films and in 2023 will play Parker Robbins, aka the Hood, in the series Ironheart. It looks like 2023 is going to be a big year for the actor, as he will also be starring in Transformers – The Awakening. While unlikely, given that Ramos is frequently cast in musical roles due to his Broadway success, there may be a musical number in the series similar to “Agatha All Alongfrom the Disney+ series Wanda Vision.
9. Joe Locke will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Agatha: Coven Of Chaos
At just 19, Joe Locke is the youngest actor to debut in the MCU in 2023 Locke starred in the Netflix adult comedy series Heartstoppers, and her performance on the series was enough to make Marvel Studios’ casting agents take a second look. It’s unclear who will play Locke in the series, but fans think he will play Billy Maximoff. Playing an older version of Wanda’s son makes perfect sense, as he resembles the young actor playing the character, and Agatha: Coven of Chaos is essentially a sequel to Wanda Vision.
10. Zawe Ashton will make his MCU debut in The Marvels
The Marvels will be one of the most exciting superhero films in years, as it will see Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau working together and, since they will make such a powerful team, they will obviously need an equally powerful threat. Although it has not been announced who will be the villain, Zawe Ashton will play the antagonist, whoever that is. Fans have speculated that Ashton could play either Titannus or Rogue, and given her theater background and her endless portfolio of British drama and comedy, she could play any of them.
11. Kathryn Newton will debut in the MCU in 2023 in Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantummania
Despite her young age, Kathryn Newton has had a successful career. After starring in Lady Bird, Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri, Detective Pikachu and many others, he already has a filmography that much older actors could only dream of. In 2023, that success will continue, as she plays Cassie Lang in Quantummania. Although fans love Cassie’s purple dress in the trailer for Quantummania, it’s hard to ignore that this is the second time the character has been recasted. Kathryn Newton is the third actor to play Scott’s daughter. Although the first time the character was recast due to the age difference after the five-year time jump in Avengers: Endgame, there is no clear reason why it was done this time. It could mean there’s another time jump in the upcoming film, or even that it takes place in a different universe.