It was only a matter of time before Fox announced the full cast members for Tim Miller’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s “Deadpool”.

Earlier in December last year, “X-Men: Origins” star Ryan Reynolds made a cheeky remark on Twitter to confirm that he will be reprising his role as “merc with a mouth” in Fox’s “Deadpool”. The announcement came on the heels of the test footage that was leaked online in August 2014.

But of course, it’s not going to be a “one man show” for Reynolds because “Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano and stand-up comedian T.J. Miller will also star in the movie too.


Gina Carano

Carano played a member of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent Luke Hobbs’ (played by Dwayne Johnson) team in 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6”.  She received praises from movie critics for her outstanding performance and her epic fight scenes with Michelle Rodriguez in the movie. Comic book creator Rob Liefeld originally planned to work with Carano on a live-action adaptation of “Avengelyne”, a miniseries co-created by Liefeld and Cathy Christian in 1995. She would star as a fallen angel, who is sent to Earth with a mission to find and protect “The One”, a person who holds the key to saving mankind from demons and other monsters.

No further updates regarding “Avengelyne” were released, which is fine for Carano because she is set to appear in the live-action adaptation of yet another Liefeld’s comic book series, “Deadpool”. She is set to portray a character named Angel Dust, a mutant refugee who was part of the underground mutant group known as The Morlocks. It is unclear how her character will fit into the the script (written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) but her storyline is most likely going to change just for the movie.

TJ Miller

Having recently lent his voice work to Disney’s “Big Hero 6“, American actor T.J. Miller is set to bring comedic relief to the movie though an undisclosed role. “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein is also said to appear in the film but there’s no word on whether he will take up a villainous role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Colossus who appeared in the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”, is expected to make an appearance in the “Deadpool” movie too. The Russian mutant, born Piotr Rasputin, is rumoured to have multiple scenes in the movie as he plays a crucial part in the “Deadpool” story. Although Daniel Cudmore is rumoured to reprise his role as Colossus, the actor took to his verified Twitter account to address reports about his involvement in the movie.

He said:

Directed by Tim Miller, “Deadpool” is Fox’s upcoming action movie about “merc with a mouth”, a former soldier/mercenary who is diagnosed with cancer and turns to the Weapon X programme for help. However, the treatments leave him horribly scarred but also armed with super powers. Costume tests and more are currently under way as the production is scheduled to begin next month in Vancouver.

Reynolds recently took to his own Twitter account to give fans a first look at Deadpool’s mask and gloves via the photo below:

Slated for release on 12th Feb 2016, Fox has yet to lock down the female lead from the shortlist of actresses that include Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf), Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Red Band Society), Sarah Greene (Vikings, Noble), and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow). Thus, Carano is the only actress that has been confirmed to star in “Deadpool”.

The “Fast 6” actress recently wrapped production on “Bus 67” and the reboot of 1990’s “Kickboxer” action franchise. She will be seen next in Emmett-Furla’s action thriller “Extraction” alongside Bruce Willis.

UPDATE (18th Feb.):

When THR first reported that Colossus is expected to appear in the “Deadpool” movie, many came on Twitter to congratulate Daniel Cudmore for being able to reprise the role. However, it seems like the role is going to be recast instead because the actor took it to Twitter to confirm that he won’t be reprising his role as the Russian mutant.

He wrote:

The reason behind the recasting remains a mystery but rumour has it that the production team is looking to cast a young actor or a Hollywood A-list actor to portray Colossus. Fox did not respond to the request for comments.

What do you think about this recasting news? Who do you think should play Colossus in “Deadpool”? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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