No, she isn't, is the short answer. But half the internet seems to think she is, all because of a rather suggestive snap posted to Instagram by X-Men: Apocalypse star Sophie Turner.
#FlashbackFriday to that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer’s album (pre 1989, of course).
A reference to Dazzler and Taylor Swift in one post? The internet just couldn't handle it. In the few days since Sophie's post, the rumor mill has been running in full force, spreading far and wide that Tay will be making an appearance, but her rep has confirmed to Gossip Cop that it is unequivocally not true.
It's highly likely that Sophie's post was simply a cheeky nod to the rumor, which started last year — she probably had no intention of adding fuel to an already burning fire.
The speculation all started last summer when X-Men Apocalypse producer, Simon Kinberg, tweeted a photo of himself with Taylor Swift and stars of the movie, James McAvoy (Charles Xavier) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey).
Marvel fans everywhere connected the (non-existent) dots and concluded that the photo could only mean one thing: Taylor was joining the cast to cameo as singing superhero Dazzler, a mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy. Ey? They got all that from a single selfie?!
To be fair, Kinberg certainly didn't help matters when he told Screen Rant that he was hoping for a couple of ultra-'80s superhero cameos to bring the vibe of the movie to life. He hinted:
"That’s the era that I grew up in. The music, the fashion, the video games: We really want to integrate all of that in the movie, and have it infuse the movie with a different vibe… Could happen. We’re certainly looking at mutants that would fit into the period."
But Dazzler won't be one of them. Just a few months later, Kinberg spoke to MTV and denied Taylor's involvement in the project, insisting:
"No, there’s nothing to it. I know where [the rumor] came from, because it’s my fault. [We] went to the show, me and those people, and then she invited us to come back and meet her afterwards. It was just a photo backstage at the concert, and that was the only time we ever saw her. That’s where that particular rumor came from."
Sorry, Taylor Swift x Marvel fans (if you exist), the cameo just isn't happening — yet. But that's not to say our pop princess won't appear in a sequel. What do you think? She's already proved she can sing it up superhero-style in her video for "Bad Blood."