Popular Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna (忽那 汐里) will be starring in the highly-anticipated “Deadpool 2”!

While the studio has yet to reveal her character, it was said that she’ll be playing a key role.

Source: Pinterest

Best known for her role as “Ran Mori” in “Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge”, 24-year-old Kutsuna had her first major starring role in Japanese drama series “7 Mannin Tantei Nitobe” (70 000 People Detective Nitobe) in 2009. Her recent projects include the indie film “Oh Lucy!” with Josh Hartnett, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Besides that, she co-stars with “Suicide Squad” actor Jared Leto in Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s thriller “The Outsider”. The upcoming film follows a U.S. army deserter (played by Jared Leto) who joins the Yakuza while living in post-world War II Japan.

Source: Shioli Kutsuna’s Instagram

“Deadpool” (2016) was very well-received and it grossed USD783 million worldwide. The sequel, which is slated for release on 1st June, will be directed by David Leitch with a screenplay written by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the Merc with the Mouth while Josh Brolin plays Cable. “Deadpool 2” will also star Zazie Beetz as Domino, Morena Baccarin as Deadpool’s love interest Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapacic as Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

Sources: Coming Soon, Deadline.

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