Fox's X-Men spin-off, Deadpool is getting closer and closer, and finally we're getting a sense of which actors (and mutants) we can expect to appear in the final product. Take a look at the breakdown of Deadpool's cast of characters, and the eclectic cast taking the roles.
Ryan Reynolds as DeadpoolBest Known For: Van Wilder, Just Friends, Green Lantern
Comedic actor, Ryan Reynolds first played The Merc with The Mouth in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Unfortunately, the movie did nothing to capture the essence of Marvel's Deadpool. Literally, taking away his mouth in the final act, the script barely utilized Reynolds' comedic talent, and is often maligned by fans.
This production is already leagues ahead of that 2009 disaster.
Morena Baccarin as CopycatBest Known For: Firefly, Gotham, Homeland
With a huge cult following for her work on Firefly, V, and Gotham, Morena Baccarin joins the cast as the shape-shifting mutant Copycat. Known as Vanessa Carlysle, we expect her to be disguised as a human love-interest for the majority of the film, before breaking out her bad-ass merc skills in the third act.
Let's just hope she stays away from refrigerators...
Not Yet Cast - ColossusWhile there's no word yet on who will play the iconic Russian student of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, we do know that it won't be Daniel Cudmore.
T.J. Miller as WeaselBest Known For: Silicon Valley, Cloverfield, Big Hero 6
Stand up comic, T.J. Miller is taking on the role of Weasel, Deadpool's friend, informant, and occasional punching bag. Any animation fans will instantly recognize his voice from How to Train Your Dragon and Big Hero 6.
Gina Carano as Angel DustBest Known For: Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, kicking ass with Muay Thai
Former MMA fighter, Gina Carano will play the mutant Morlock, Angel Dust. If you didn't know, The Morlocks are a group of outcast mutants who live under the streets of Chicago (like mole people). Angel Dust has the power to change her adrenal levels at will, granting her an additional boost of strength, speed and stamina: a perfect role for Carano.
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