If the upcoming marvel movie Deadpool were a person, it would be a guy who’s been kicked out of bed because he’s super late for work, so now he’s rushing around trying to eat cereal and brush his own teeth at the same time while tying a Windsor knot with his big toes.
We only found out very recently that a solo movie for marvel’s candidly nutty mercenary was being made, but since then it’s been rare to go a few days without some new nugget of news popping up out of nowhere. The latest is that Morena Baccarin will be playing the female lead in the film, as reported by The A.V. Club. The only problem is we have no idea who that female lead might be. Well that’s not strictly true:there are suggestions that Baccarin will play Domino or Shiklah, both of whom have been romantically attached to Deadpool at some point in his comic history. Everything is entirely speculative at the moment, more so with this film than with other comic book movies as Deadpool is notorious for poking fun at classic comic tropes. So it’s just as likely the movie will subvert all expectation and have Godzilla as the love interest… Or Robert Downey Jr as played by a woman.
Morena Baccarin will be most familiar to audiences for her role as Inara in Joss Whedon‘s Firefly, as well as Jessica Brody in Homeland and most recently Dr Leslie Thompkins in Gotham. With a good few Sci-fi action chops to her name she should be a striking fit and a worthy scene sharer with Ryan Reynolds and his comic book alter ego.
This is the most recent thread in a long string of casting/character news. Since rumours started that heavy metal X-Man Colossus would be playing a part in the film’s story, we’ve found out that Gina Carrenon is on board as adrenalin junkie mutant Angel Dust along with comic actor T.J. Miller. It’s been suggested that Miller will be playing a voice in Deadpool’s head, but I’m still hoping he’ll be reprising his character from Big Hero 6. We also found out that the Colossus rumours were true, but that the actor of few words Daniel Cudmore who played him in the X-Men franchise would not be starring. So that role could be up for grabs. You know, if you’re interested.
You can check out the test footage that got this whole thing rolling here. If you haven’t seen it, then I’m not sure if we met at a cocktail party that we would be friends.