Taylor Swift's Marvel role may have been revealed (and it's not who you think it is)

Rumor has it that Taylor Swift could be leading her own Disney Plus series in the MCU, and that is a very good thing.

For a year, Taylor Swift's name has been attached to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's not just because she's the world's biggest music star and the MCU is the world's biggest movie franchise. Rumor has it that she's set to make an appearance in the upcoming movie Deadpool and Wolverine cameoing as the singer Dazzler.

That still might happen, as stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, and director Shawn Levy will neither confirm nor deny the star's involvement, with their comments very much suggesting that we should be prepared to see her. However, more recent reports suggest that Kevin Feige has spoken with Swift, approaching the "Cruel Summer" singer about playing a more significant role in the franchise going forward. And, surprisingly, it's not as Dazzler.

Taylor Swift rumored for Marvel's Blonde Phantom series

According to Marvel insider Daniel Richtman, Taylor Swift and Kevin Feige discussed the possibility of the former playing the Blonde Phantom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes after Richtman previously reported that Swift had a meeting with Feige about a role in the MCU franchise.

For anyone unaware, The Blonde Phantom (real name Louise Grant Mason) is a classic superhero created for Marvel's predecessor Timely Comics. A secretary for the Mark Mason Detective Agency by day, she takes off her glasses and lets down her hair, transforming into superspy the Blonde Phantom.

Though she isn't as familiar with modern audiences as many other Marvel heroes, she has entered mainstream conversations in recent weeks because, as reported by Giant Freakin' Robot, the character is expected to receive her own Disney Plus series, which will be produced by Scarlett Johansson.

If the rumors are true, The Blonde Phantom would be a 1950s spy thriller set in Las Vegas. While that doesn't necessarily sound like it will be tied directly to other MCU properties, it does sound like it has the potential to be a fantastic standalone adventure (with the potential for more than just one season, too).

The Blonde Phantom would be a great role for Taylor Swift

Even if Taylor Swift does end up playing Dazzler in Deadpool and Wolverine, it would still be pretty easy to explain why she'd be playing a different character in The Blonde Phantom. This is the MCU's Multiverse Saga, so anything is possible. And it's highly likely that the version of Dazzler rumored to appear in the third Deadpool movie will be from a different universe, meaning that the singer could easily appear in a different project as a different character.

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The Blonde Phantom is an incredibly underrated character not all that familiar to modern audiences, so attaching a name like Taylor Swift to the project would be an inspired way of reintroducing her to the world. Not only that, it would be an epic way of crossing over two of the biggest fandoms in the world (for more than just a cameo appearance). There is no doubt that, if Swift led the Disney Plus series, it would be an instant streaming success, as the Swifties would join the MCU fans in checking out each episode as soon as they are released.

Taylor Swift is a storyteller capable of making audiences feel every emotion one could feel. Look no further than her ambitious music videos or the thought-provoking tracks on her recent album The Tortured Poets Department. She would do a wonderful job telling the Blonde Phantom's story, showcasing her to a bigger audience than ever before.

Marvel Studios are currently using a new Marvel Spotlight banner to showcase some of the Disney Plus shows that star lesser-known characters. We saw it with Echo and will likely see it again with Wonder Man. If the rumored Blonde Phantom project does come to fruition, she will likely find a home under that umbrella too. But there would be no greater way of spotlighting the underrated character than to have Taylor Swift play her in the MCU.

Make it happen, Marvel!

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