Poor old T.J. Miller didn’t last too long in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, quickly going from major character to dead in the first half hour, but hopefully he’ll last longer in Deadpool, as he and Ed Skrein are both in talks for the film, according to TheWrap.
Ryan Reynolds will return in the title role, which is part of Fox’s attempts to expand their X-Men world, which also includes a Channing Tatum Gambit movie. It’s not known exactly which role either of the new actors will play, but Miller is said to be ‘an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool’, while it’s speculated that Skrein may be the main villain.
Fans of Deadpool have been watching the development of the movie carefully, especially as most felt X-Men Origins: Wolverine got him wrong. Deadpool in the comics is far funnier and sarcastic than most film superheroes, and often ‘breaks the fourth wall’ by directly addressing the audience. While it’s not know exactly what Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s screenplay contains, its believed they’re trying to keep the comic’s tone while still allowing it to exist within the X-Men film universe.
The film is expected in cinemas in 2016.