Funny man T.J. Miller and Game of Thrones and "The Transporter Legacy" star Ed Skrein are in early talks to join the long-in-development "X-Men" film series spin-off "Deadpool" says The Wrap
Ryan Reynolds stars as the wise-cracking mercenary with a wicked
sense of humor.
Reynolds first played Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" as an earlier incarnation different to the one that will appear in the upcoming solo movie. Since "X-Men: Days of Future Past" rewinds the events chronicled in XO, the folks in charge are free from explaining what went on with
the character in that movie.
Miller's role is said to serve
as an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool, who often breaks
the fourth wall and speaks to the audience. Talks with Skrein are said to be further along but
his exact role remains unknown.
Tim Miller is due to direct at some point using a script penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ("Zombieland"). X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner is doing her thing here as well.
The "Deadpool" film is currently scheduled for release om February 12th, 2016.