Over the weekend, a rumor surfaced suggesting Sacha Baron Cohen had joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as none other than Mephisto. Now, Deadline has seemingly confirmed that Cohen has joined the MCU and that he is, in fact, playing Mephisto. The outlet also suggests Cohen will appear in other titles within the MCU. The outlet also goes on to speculate that Cohen’s Mephisto could appear in the WandaVision spinoff, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, although that is not confirmed.
Cohen is, of course, best known for his role as Borat. However, the actor has built up quite the resume over the years beyond Borat. He’s appeared in Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Brothers Grimsby, and Les Misérables.
Ironheart, which consists of six-episodes, hails from head writer Chinaka Hodge and stars Dominique Thorne as Marvel character Riri Williams. Olayiwola joins a cast that includes Anthony Ramos, Shakira Barrera, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Regan Aliyah, Shea Couleé, and Zoe Terakes. Sam Bailey (Dear White People) and Angela Barnes (Atlanta) are directing the forthcoming Disney+ series.