It’s chimichanga time because Fox finally found its love interest for Deadpool!
Earlier in December last year, “X-Men: Origins” star Ryan Reynolds confirmed on Twitter that he will be reprising his role as “merc with a mouth” in Tim Miller’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s “Deadpool”. The announcement came on the heels of the test footage that was leaked online in August 2014.
It appears that the filming for the “Deadpool” movie is currently underway in Vancouver as “Gotham” star Morena Baccarin surprised her fans by confirming her mutant role on Twitter.
“Deadpool” co-creator Rob Liefeld further confirmed the reports by reposting the image to his Instagram account with the caption “1st appearance Vanessa is New Mutants #98”.
Baccarin did not share any new details regarding her role, but she is set to play a character named “Vanessa”, which most likely refers to Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle aka the shapeshifting mutant known as Copycat. Created by Fabian Nicieza and Joe Madureira, she first appeared in “New Mutants” #98 as she was employed by arms dealer Tolliver to infiltrate X-Force in the shape of Domino.
However, her full origin story was only told in the pages of Deadpool #1. It was revealed that she met and fell in love with Deadpool while working as a prostitute in Boston, but Deadpool broke up with her after learning that he had cancer. She then became a mercenary herself.
As previously reported, American actor T.J. Miller, who recently lent his voice work to Disney’s “Big Hero 6“, is set to bring comedy relief to the movie through an undisclosed role. On 19th March, he took to his own Twitter account to confirm that he will be playing Weasel, a friend, sidekick and arms dealer of Deadpool.
In the Marvel comics, Weasel was often abused or mistreated by Deadpool, but he also displayed an opportunistic streak against his friend on occasions. He would later go on to become “The House”, an enemy of Deadpool.
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) March 19, 2015
“Fast & Furious 6” star Gina Carano joins the film as Angel Dust, a mutant refugee who was part of the underground mutant group known as The Morlocks. “Game of Thrones” star Ed Skrein will also star in the film, but there’s no word on whether he will take up a villainous role.
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. However, Daniel Cudmore confirmed on Twitter that he won’t be able to reprise his role as Colossus will be recast in the “Deadpool” movie.
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— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2015
“Deadpool” is slated for release on 12th Feb 2016. Tim Miller will be directing the movie from a script by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
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(Source: Empire Online)