Victoria Pedretti is ‘Interested’ in Portraying an ‘X-Men’ in The MCU; Who Could She Play?

While mutants and the X-Men haven’t found their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe quite yet, it feels like it’s only a matter of time. Due to this, most, if not all, of the roles will likely be recast thanks to timing and properties. And Victoria Pedretti is ready to play one if the universe has it in the cards for her. 

Victoria Pedretti hinted that she’d like to play an X-Men role someday

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At the MTV Movies Awards on May 17, Pedretti talked to MTV News. Josh Horowitz mentioned all the Marvel actors there that night due to WandaVision’s multiple nominations and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently ending. He then asked if she’d be interested in being a part of a comic book property one day. 

“Hell yeah,” Pedretti said. “I especially love the X-Men. Yeah… I’m interested.”

When he pushed a bit further at who she’d want to play, Pedretti was a bit coyer. 

Victoria Pedretti accepts the Most Frightened Performance award for 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Victoria Pedretti accepts the Most Frightened Performance award for ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards | Kevin Mazur/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

“Oh you know there’s look, I don’t want to I don’t want to you know, I think there’s some obvious kind of things that I would lean more towards,” she said and then Horowitz suggested putting it out into the universe “No, you can’t impose yourself too much. You just got to let it happen.”

But getting into why Pedretti loved the idea of playing a mutant or being a part of the X-Men, she said that the metaphor of their powers and the sense of belonging appealed to her. 

“Yeah, I love the idea of… the things that make us different being our superpowers,” Pedretti said. “I think it’s such a beautiful analogy for life.”

X-Men and Mutants might be coming to the MCU soon, but who could Pedretti play?

Ok, so after WandaVision didn’t introduce X-Men in the show — and who’s surprised? It wasn’t supposed to — the next big question is when will mutants show up in the MCU? Up until now, the MCU has been separate from Fox’s X-Men movies, but since Marvel now owns the rights to include these characters, will they? Most likely. Although, it’s unclear when and how. 

However, Inverse reported on a leak could or could not be credible. It’s a leak from Twitter, though, so take it with a grain of salt. It alleges that the MCU’s X-Men will be revealed through several different movies and shows and start with a link in The Eternals. It also said that because of Tony Stark revealing himself as Iron Man, they feel the confidence to reveal themselves as well. 

That’s a lot of guessing and presumptions. Going off of that energy, though, who could Pedretti play if she were cast as an X-Men? She’d make a great Rogue. Rogue was played by Anna Paquin in the original movie from Fox in the early 2000s, and she’s a runaway who’s pretty traumatized by the pain and alienation her powers have caused her. Rogue (originally named Anna Marie) has the power to suck the living energy, knowledge, power, and more out of any being she touches skin-to-skin.  

Her character is different in other iterations — not so gloomy in the cartoons, for instance — but Pedretti could play Rogue’s emotions and powers perfectly based on her The Haunting of Hill House, Bly Manor, and You background. 

Pedretti won an MTV Movie Award for ‘Most Frightened Performance’

Pedretti has the tortured soul character down-pat. She won the MTV Movie Award for Most Frightened Performance at the MTV Movie Awards, which is why she was there to begin with. While talking to MTV News, she talked about playing Dani Clayton in The Haunting of Bly Manor and how it was portraying her fright on-screen. 

“I definitely think, especially somebody who has anxiety, it’s very interesting to represent them being scared of actual things, and things that are not of this earth and then things that are just genuinely in our head,” Pedretti said. “Yeah. So it’s a lot to be afraid.”

Dani was an au pair at Bly Manor in England in the late ‘80s, and she encounters a lot of restless spirits along with some personal hauntings she brings with her. 

“No, it is it is frightening and I think fear is super, super interesting,” Pedretti said. “So I just try to… if I’m afraid I’m like, what am I actually afraid of.”

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