The upcoming Deadpool movie is already starting to take shape… with T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein soon joining the Merc With A Mouth.
Although we’re yet to get any official detail about the upcoming Deadpool movie, it looks as though 20th Century Fox is keen to crack on. And with two new names linked to the Merc With A Mouth, there’s one thing we can take away from this – comedy is paramount.
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According to The Wrap, the upcoming Deadpool movie has already begun to build its cast, with several actors expected to join the film.
“T.J. Miller is in early talks to join Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, and so is The Transporter Legacy star Ed Skrein,” they revealed. “Representatives for 20th Century Fox and Miller had no comment, while a representative for Skrein did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”
But who will the new duo play?
“The role Miller has been offered serves as an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool,”they explain, “who often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience.”
Of course, Miller is well known as a stand-up comedian and currently stars in the HBO comedy, Silicon Valley. But what about Ed Skrein? It looks as though his role could be far more nefarious…
“Skrein’s talks are further along,” they explain. “And while his role remains unknown, it’s possible that the up-and-coming action star could play the film’s villain.”
Quite who the villain will be remains to be seen… but there’s already been plenty of talk about a possible appearance by T-Ray – the man alleged to be the original Wade Wilson.
Unfortunately, at this stage it’s impossible to tell what will happen. Although I can’t help thinking that a story involving T-Ray would make an excellent self-contained movie. And Deadpool’s own dubious backstory (and lack of memory to corroborate it) could be played to great effect.
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Will this end up being the story they use on the big screen? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But the fact that we’re getting a Deadpool movie at all is cause to celebrate.
Deadpool heads to cinemas on 12 February 2016.
What do you think of the Deadpool cast so far? Will T-Ray appear on the big screen? Let us know what you think in the comments below…