Copycat isn't one of Marvel's more well-known heroines, but that may change when Morena Baccarin plays the mutant shapeshifter Vanessa Carlyse, starring in the upcoming Deadpool movie alongside Ryan Reynolds.

Sure, she's another beautiful, blue-skinned woman who can transform herself into different people — hardly a first for the X-Men universe — but Copycat's shape-shifting powers are much more comprehensive than Mystique's. From Wikipedia:

Copycat is such a powerful and precise metamorph that she can duplicate another being down to the cellular level. Because of this she is able to replicate superhuman powers, abilities, and even mental imprints so closely that telepaths have trouble identifying her. Copycat simply requires knowledge to duplicate someone's appearance, but needs physical contact to duplicate anything else. She is also capable of turning into animals, finding these forms easier to maintain than human shape. Weapon X modified her powers by accelerating the rate at which she could duplicate others. However, as a side effect of this enhancement, Copycat began to lose her memory and was unable to hold any solid form for long periods of time.

She was also Deadpool's girlfriend before he was diagnosed with cancer, a mercenary, a murderous gorilla, dead for a little bit, and then a chimichanga stand owner, so who knows how the character will be portrayed in the movie.

At least we'll get the answer soon, as the Deadpool movie has officially started production! Ryan Reynolds and Baccarin tweeted these:

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It's really happening!

[Via Gamma Squad]


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