A few weeks ago – and after several years in development – the planned Deadpool movie finally got the greenlight from Fox. However with only about a year until the release, there’s still a lot to do, not least pull the cast together.
Ryan Reynolds will return in the title role, with T.J. Miller And Ed Skrein joining him a few weeks ago. Now the female lead has been found, with THR reporting that Gina Carano has signed up for the film. They add that the movie will also feature another X-Men character, Colossus, although it’s not known whether Daniel Cudmore, who played the role in three of the X-Men movies will return (it has been confirmed Deadpool will take place in the same universe as the other movies, so he may well do).
Gina Carano will play Angel Dust, who in the comics is one of the Morlocks, who usually live underground away from the rest of society. Her powers mimic the drug she’s named after, giving her ‘the ability to chemically supercharge her adrenaline levels, temporarily granting her superhuman strength.’
Tim Miller is directing, with the film set to start shooting in Vancouver starting next month. It’ll be released February 2016.