Heat Vision reports that Gotham's Morena Baccarin has won the female lead in the long-in-development "X-Men" film series spin-off "Deadpool".
She beat out Taylor Schilling, Sarah Green Rebecca Rittenhouse, Crystal Reed and Jessica De Gouw for the part. Character deets are not fully known but the prevailing wisdom is that she is Copycat in the film.
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. 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.
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.
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.