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“They are ‘comic’ books, they aren’t meant to be laughable”: Borat Star Sacha Baron Cohen Playing Mephisto Rumors Splits Internets, Fans Claim Everything’s a Joke Now in the MCU


What comes into your mind when you think of Marvel’s Mephisto that Sacha Baron Cohen is rumored to be playing? It’s probably a menacing demon, tall enough (he can magically alter it too!) to take on even The Hulk, and a mind that’s meant to run his opponents in circles with cunning tactics.

Not to mention all the other powers that the villain possesses, Mephisto can probably trick you out of your senses. But it’s the actor who’s reportedly been cast as a live-action version of the character by the MCU that just doesn’t look too convincing for fans of the franchise. Instead, they’re insisting that Marvel’s trying to make a joke of the MCU by casting Cohen!

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Sacha Baron Cohen at an event

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Sacha Baron Cohen Rumored Mephisto Role Spins A Funny Debate

Many still remember Sacha Baron Cohen for particularly these three big roles that have spawned countless amount of GIFs that cements his image into internet history. As Aladeen in The Dictator, as Borat Sagdiyev in the two Borat movies, and as Ali G in Da Ali G Show.

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What makes these three characters so popular is that they’re comically funny, of course. But it’s Cohen’s excellence in portraying these characters and how he’s branched them out of their movies into real-life personalities (which is all just him being in character) that have made the 51-year-old actor a comedic icon.

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But now he’s linked to a popular Marvel villain Mephisto, who hasn’t seen an MCU movie/TV series set yet, and his connotation as a hilarious character doesn’t sit too well with MCU fans to have him play the perennial villain.

The Bruno star has reportedly been cast in a live-action version of Ironheart as Mephisto, as reported by The Direct. This rumor has left fans of the MCU quite disappointed, and some elated. Here are their reactions:

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As you can see opinion is hugely divided on the new casting rumor for the villain. But let’s give Sacha Baron Cohen a chance, he’s earned it after all those years playing comical characters.

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Here’s Why Isla Fisher And Sacha Baron Cohen Keep Their Marriage Secretive

Sacha Baron Cohen seems to be having a lovely and successful marriage with his wife Isla Fisher, and one could say a happy marriage because they’ve tied the knot for 12 long years (hopefully many more) with three lovely children.

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher at an event

The two are also known to be super secretive about their marriage, and that’s a pretty hard task knowing that marrying someone as famous as Cohen comes with a lot of questions about the status of your marriage.

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But according to Fisher, it’s the maintained secrecy that’s actually helped their marriage a lot. During an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, the Wedding Crasher star said-

“I think the secret for us is that we don’t talk about it publicly, so it feels special and private to us. And equally, it’s nice to share the same line of work, you can talk about the issues that arise in Hollywood, in our jobs and the entertainment industry.”

“It’s nice to have that in common, plus a sense of humour and obviously shared love of little people.”

That’s truly a marriage that will last for years. Things may however get harder for the both of them once Cohen is cast as the demonic Mephisto though!

Ironheart is slated for a Disney+ release in Fall 2023.

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Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.