Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Deadpool Movie: Character Breakdown & Different Colossus

Casting 247 has an apparent leaked casting call issued for the long-in-development "X-Men" film series spin-off "Deadpool". The document suggests that several other existing Marvel characters could be a part of the action.

The project is seeking actors for seven important roles. However, like the film production itself, these new characters have been given code names. The breakdowns do hint at who they are though, and also reveals that several of them will appear in subsequent sequels:

[RIDGE-Ajax?] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous, violent, vain, insecure and more than a bit of a dick.... but with a sense of humor. He is not a psychopath, he's practical but morally neutral-he doesn't enjoy torturing people, he just doesn't care. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.

[LINDSAY-Domino or Copycat?] Any ethnicity, 20s, attractive and worldly. Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has ever been easy for her and she's developed a thick skin and cynical outlook. But she's not a victim-she may not have a great life but she's holding it together and does what she needs to get by. She's got a great sense of humor but it leans heavily towards irony and sarcasm. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.

[SIMON-Weasel?] Any ethnicity, late 20s to early 40s. Quirky, great sense of humor. Smart, funny, but more than a little bit slippery. Fast talker, always looking to make a buck. He looks out for himself first and foremost, but reveals loyalty at the end of the day. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.

[SHIRLIE-Blind Al?] African American, late 60s to early 80s. Worldly, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, dry, funny. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.

[KATHY] Any ethnicity, early to mid teens. World weary, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, droll sense of humor. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.

[KEREN-Angel Dust?] Any ethnicity, early 20s to late 30s. Serious, big, tough. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS

[ALBERT] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS,

Ryan Reynolds stars as the wise-cracking mercenary Wade Wilson who is dying of cancer and he undergoes a procedure that is supposed to cure him but ends up twisted and scarred while also imbued with super-powers.

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.

MMA fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano ("Haywire") will play the role of Angel Dust who is part of the Morlocks group of mutants.

The mutant Colossus, who appeared in three of the previous "X-Men" films including "Days of Future Past," is set to appear in the film as well. However--actor Daniel Cudmore will NOT reprise the role--it will be recast. Cudmore broke the news via Twitter:

Funny man T.J. Miller as well as Game of Thrones and "The Transporter Legacy" star Ed Skrein are in early talks to join the film. 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.

Morena Baccarin, Taylor Schilling, Sarah Green Rebecca Rittenhouse, Crystal Reed and Jessica De Gouw are in contention to play the female lead in the film.

 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.

Production is slated to begin in March in Vancouver ahead of a scheduled release on February 12th, 2016.

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