Ryan Reynolds will be joined by Gina Carano in the upcoming Deadpool movie… as she signs on for the role of Angel Dust.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old actress and MMA fighter has already signed up for the upcoming Deadpool movie.
“Gina Carano has closed a deal to join Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, Fox’s action movie based on the wisecracking mercenary Marvel character,” they revealed. “Tim Miller is directing the action adventure project, which is eyeing a March start in Vancouver.”
Of course, fans of the comic books will know Angel Dust is one of Marvel’s mutants… clearly tying Deadpool into the X-Men franchise. But that’s hardly a surprise. According to the comic books, Angel Dust is a mutant with the ability to increase her adrenaline, gaining superhuman strength for a limited time.
And it seems she’ll also be joined by a familiar face.
“T.J. Miller is set to bring comedic relief to the movie in an undisclosed role. And, fanboy alert: The Russian X-Men character known as Colossus is slated to appear in the movie.”
Of course, Colossus has previously appeared throughout the X-Men franchise, played by Daniel Cudmore since X2 and most recently in X-Men: Days of Future Past. And while he may not get the chance to star in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse it seems that Cudmore could yet reprise the role.
But what does this mean for Deadpool?
Clearly, we’re going to see Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With A Mouth become entrenched within the X-Men universe… and that might even see him appear in the main franchise. Of course, for now we’ll just have to wait and see.
Either way, Deadpool is going to connect to the X-Men universe, and could even result in the return of some fan favourites. And that has to be a good thing.
Deadpool heads to cinemas on 12 February 2016.
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