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Ryan Reynolds Thanks Fans for Getting 'Deadpool' Made

20 February 2015 5:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds revealed that the test footage which leaked last year was "100% responsible" for this long-awaited comic book adaptation getting the green light, with production beginning in the actor's hometown of Vancouver next month. Of course, it wasn't just the footage being leaked that lead to the green light, but also the fans' overwhelmingly positive response to the video, which the actor acknowledged in a tweet to his 89,000 followers earlier today.

In another tweet from earlier this week, the actor acknowledges new cast members Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Morena Baccarin, stating that he, "can't wait for us all to snap our fingers menacingly to the Cats Soundtrack." Does this mean that there will be some sort of musical number featured in Deadpool? We can't say for sure, but Ryan Reynolds did say last month that they will get "to make the movie we want to make. »

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Morena Baccarin Wins Female Lead In Deadpool

18 February 2015 2:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Homeland star Morena Baccarin has bagged the female lead in Fox’s Deadpool spinoff. The Firefly actress appeared last week on an early shortlist, and in the last seven days, she beat out fellow hopefuls Taylor Schilling, Crystal Reed, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Sarah Greene and Jessica De Gouw.

THR had no clarification on exactly who Baccarin will portray, but simply described her as a love interest for Ryan Reynolds’ scarred assassin. The Merc with a Mouth – as he’s affectionately referred to – will be joined on his first standalone flick by a strong, supporting cast. Alongside Baccarin, we’ll see Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller in the comedy sidekick role, Game Of ThronesEd Skrein as the film’s villain, and Haywire‘s Gina Carano as a member of the Morlocks, Angel Dust.

Penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Deadpool is the first movie »

- Gem Seddon

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‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘Deadpool’ Casts Morena Baccarin as Female Lead

18 February 2015 1:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Homeland” star Morena Baccarin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Fox-Marvel’s “Deadpool.”

Baccarin will portray the love interest for the titular character, an assassin with a scarred face who acquires superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Gina Carano is also set to star as Angel Dust.

Tim Miller is directing from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Simon Kinberg is producing with Lauren Shuler Donner, with Fox planning a March start in Vancouver.

Baccarin will appear in Paul Feig’s upcoming “Spy” opposite Melissa McCarthy. Her TV credits include “Gotham” and “Homeland.”

She’s repped by UTA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Jackoway Tyerman.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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- Dave McNary

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'Deadpool' Gets Morena Baccarin as the Female Lead

18 February 2015 1:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After testing earlier this month, actress Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead role in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. The actress was believed to be the front runner for the role, beating out others in contention such as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society).

While her character's exact identity wasn't revealed, Morena Baccarin will play a potential love interest for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), although she grapples with falling for a man with a disfigured face. The story centers on Wilson, an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but the operation backfires, leaving him twisted and scarred while also giving him super powers. Morena Baccarin joins a cast that also includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as an unknown comedic character and Ed Skrein as a mysterious character who may be the villain. »

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Deadpool Scribes Rhett Reese And Paul Wernick To Make Directorial Debut With Spiderhead

17 February 2015 2:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following on from their success with undead comedy romp Zombieland and the upcoming Deadpool feature, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are eyeing up new material for their next project. According to a report from Film Divider, the pair are said to be toying with the idea of another adaptation, George Saunders’ short story, Escape From Spiderhead. Dropping the start of the title for the punchier Spiderhead, it’s expected that the duo will adapt the story for their joint directorial debut.

Described by the outlet as “rich in both sci-fi ideas and relevant, sometimes confrontational observations on free will, rehabilitation, love and depression,” that thematic outline alone is enough to warrant further exploration. Saunders’ tale originally appeared in The New Yorker back in 2010, and is currently available to view in its entirety on their site.

Set inside an experimental prison, the story spirals out to include a slew of »

- Gem Seddon

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'Deadpool' Will Recast 'X-Men' Character Colossus

17 February 2015 12:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A report surfaced last week that revealed the popular X-Men character Colossus will be featured in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. No details were given as to how he fits into the story, or if Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, will reprise his role. The actor revealed on his Twitter page last week that he couldn't comment on his involvement in Deadpool, but today, the actor revealed that he will not star in the superhero spinoff.

Of course, 20th Century Fox still hasn't confirmed that Colossus is even part of Deadpool yet, but the fact that the actor wouldn't comment on Friday before releasing a statement today likely means that the character will be involved. A casting call released yesterday described two male characters, dubbed "Ridge" and "Albert" as "Big, muscular and dangerous, »

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Gina Carano Dives Into Deadpool

15 February 2015 9:46 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There has been the usual recent speculation about possible co-stars for Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. Now we know who will actually be taking on the role, as Gina Carano has fought her way into the cast.The Fast & Furious 6 actress will be playing a character named Angel Dust who, in the comics, is a mutant refugee living under the streets of Chicago with a group of fellow outsiders known as the Morlocks. It’s not clear how she’ll figure into Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s script, but there’s a good chance her storyline will be changed.Tim Miller is directing the film about the “merc with a mouth”, the former soldier/mercenary who is diagnosed with cancer and turns to the Weapon X programme for help. Their treatments leave him horribly scarred but also endowed with super powers. T.J. Miller is confirmed as comic relief (although »

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Angel Dust, Colossus To Appear In "Deadpool"

13 February 2015 6:50 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Haywire" and "Fast and Furious 6" star Gina Carano has signed on to play Angel Dust in the T.J. Miller-directed movie adaptation of Marvel's "Deadpool" comics at 20th Century Fox.

In the Marvel Comics, Angel Dust was part of an underground mutant group known as the Morlocks. How much of that storyline will be included in the film s uncertain.

Ryan Reynolds returns as the title character which he first portrayed in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," however he isn't the only pre-existing character coming back for this outing.

Colossus, who appeared in three of the previous "X-Men" films including last year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," is slated to appear. However it hasn't been revealed if actor Daniel Cudmore will reprise his role or if it will be recast.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the screenplay and filming is slated to begin next month in Vancouver.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’

13 February 2015 4:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gina Carano will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Fox-Marvel’s action-adventure “Deadpool,” with Tim Miller directing.

Lauren Shuler Donner is producing “Deadpool,” set for a March start in Vancouver.

Reynolds portrays the title character, a talkative assassin who winds up with superpowers while seeking a cure for his cancer. Carano will play the role of Angel Dust, part of the Morlocks group of mutants in the Marvel universe.

Miller is directing the superhero film from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Carano, a former Mma star, broke into movies with 2011’s “Haywire” and 2013’s “Fast and Furious 6.” She recently wrapped production on “Bus 657″ and the “Kickboxer” reboot.

Reynolds previewed a first look at his character’s signature mask on Twitter earlier this week.

Sepia tone disguises the fact the mask is ballerina pink. It's early. 365 sleeps early. #deadpool #prototypes pic.twitter.com/PekFa2KS7S

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Gina Carano Joining Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’

13 February 2015 2:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox’s Marvel comic book adaptation “Deadpool” has added Gina Carano to join star Ryan Reynolds, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Reynolds returns to the role of the sharp-tongued mercenary he first originated in Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” while Carano will take up the role of Angel Dust, who in the comic books is a member of the Morlocks, a group of mutants who live under the ground. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ VFX veteran Tim Miller will direct from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. »

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Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds For Deadpool

13 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is it just us, or is Fox’s Deadpool standalone movie turning into a pretty star-studded affair? Alongside leading man Ryan Reynolds, comedy sidekick T.J. Miller and potential villain Ed Skrein, we’re now hearing that Haywire star Gina Carano has joined the movie.

The former Mma star is slated to play Angel Dust. In the Marvel comic storylines, the outlet reports that she “was part of an underground mutant group known as the Morlocks.” While she’s not a household name comic book staple, she might be by this time next year. With Carano in her stride at the moment, her transition to a comic caper ought to be a sight to behold and will no doubt make a solid impression.

After having wrapped work on the Kickboxer remake and the upcoming Bus 652, she’s next set to star alongside Bruce Willis in thriller Extraction. Her slate continues to »

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'Deadpool' Gets Mma Legend Gina Carano as Angel Dust

13 February 2015 12:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Gina Carano has signed on to play Angel Dust in 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated superhero adaptation Deadpool, alongside Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller. In the Marvel Comics, Angel Dust was part of an underground mutant group known as the Morlocks, although it isn't quite known yet how she fits into the story. Ryan Reynolds returns as the title character, which he first portrayed in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The Hollywood Reporter also reveals that X-Men character Colossus is slated to appear in the movie. Daniel Cudmore played Colossus in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it wasn't said if the actor is reprising his role, or if another actor will take over for this project. No story details have been released at this time.

Tim Miller is directing from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. »

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Ryan Reynolds Teases Deadpool Mask Design; Tim Miller’s Adaptation Arrives In Exactly One Year

12 February 2015 8:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After much deliberation, not to mention the back and forth between studios, Deadpool is finally ready to leap onto the silver screen in exactly one year’s time for his first standalone feature. And to mark the occasion, star Ryan Reynolds has posted a teaser image of a costume prototype; specifically, a sneak peek at the titular vigilante’s mask.

Taking to his personal Twitter account, Reynolds posted the following update from the Vancouver set.

Sepia tone disguises the fact the mask is ballerina pink. It’s early. 365 sleeps early. #deadpool#prototypespic.twitter.com/PekFa2KS7S

Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 2015

Granted, it’s not much to go on, but it’s a timely reminder that we’re living in a world were a Deadpool movie is getting the blockbuster treatment — albeit, not with the same mammoth budget.

At the time of writing, T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are locked »

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Photo: Reynolds Teases "Deadpool" Mask

12 February 2015 7:52 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One year out from release, 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool" movie is well into pre-production ahead of its theatrical shoot this Spring. To celebrate the milestone, leading man Ryan Reynolds has shared the first photo from the set, with a photo teasing the mercenary's iconic mask.

It's expected some of the costume will be CG-rendered much like the leaked test footage from last year. T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein also star in the film which Tim Miller helms from a script by "Zombieland" scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Sepia tone disguises the fact the mask is ballerina pink. It's early. 365 sleeps early. #deadpool #prototypes pic.twitter.com/PekFa2KS7S

Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 2015 »

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Deadpool: six names in contention for female lead

8 February 2015 10:44 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Reynolds is playing Deadpool on the big screen, and now the likes of Morena Baccarin and Taylor Schilling are in contention to co-star.

Shooting finally starts on the long-awaited Deadpool movie towards the end of next month, and it's long been known that Ryan Reynolds would be taking on the title role (having originated Deadpool on screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Tim Miller is directing the Deadpool movie, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

And now the rest of the cast is starting to slide into place.

Specifically, Deadline is reporting that the search for Reynolds' co-star in Deadpool is currently down to six names. We'll do them three at a time, so we can have a picture break in between. Thus, there's Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Homeland), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) and Sarah Greene (Vikings) first up. Here they are, from left to right...

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Working Title For Deadpool Is His Old Favorite Band

8 February 2015 8:10 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With a release date that's scheduled just over a year from now, the long-awaited Deadpool movie is currently searching for its leading lady while also gearing up to quickly start principal photography sometime next month. However, when the cameras do start rolling in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, don't expect the Fox/Marvel production to use the same title that fans of the Merc With A Mouth could easily recognize. Instead, Deadpool will be using Wham! as its working title, which Production Weekly has confirmed. These production titles are usually subtle references to certain elements in the movies, and Deadpool, or rather Wham!, is no exception. In the original screenplay, penned by Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese, there was a scene that intended to poke fun at Deadpool's disgraceful portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wade Wilson's voice is heard saying "A little piece of me curled up and »

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Female Lead Short List for ‘Deadpool’ Revealed

6 February 2015 10:22 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A small group of actresses were invited by 20th Century Fox to test as the female lead alongside Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool.” And it’s a great pool of actresses.

Deadline reported the following actresses, including Morena Baccarin (“Homeland,” “Firefly”), Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”), Crystal Reed (“Teen Wolf,” “Crush”), Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Red Band Society”), Sarah Greene (“Vikings”) and Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow,” “Deadline Gallipoli”).

Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool since the 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The film will be helmed by Tim Miller, who had done visual effects work through Blur Films. The script is written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

“Deadline” is set for release next year in February.

So here are profile photos of the actresses below. Who’s your favorite?

Morena Baccarin

Taylor Schilling

Crystal Reed

Rebecca Rittenhouse

Sarah Greene

Jessica De Gouw

Source: Deadline »

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Deadpool Female Lead Shortlist Revealed; Includes Morena Baccarin, Taylor Schilling, Four More

6 February 2015 7:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Much to the joy of comic-book aficionados everywhere, the Merc with the Mouth is finally coming to the big screen in a standalone film, and 20th Century Fox certainly isn’t wasting much time in figuring out who will be joining Ryan Reynolds for the project.

The studio has made test deals with a small group of actresses for the female lead in Deadpool; currently in contention for the high-profile role are Homeland actress Morena BaccarinOrange is the New Black star Taylor SchillingTeen Wolf‘s Crystal ReedRed Band Society breakout Rebecca Rittenhouse, Vikings actress Sarah Greene and Arrow‘s Jessica De Gouw.

No word yet on which character that talented sextet of actresses is competing for the opportunity to play, but it’s exciting to see that such incredible performers as Baccarin and Schilling are in the mix. With production kicking off in March, we’ll likely »

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'Deadpool': Four Actresses Are Testing; Who Are They?

6 February 2015 5:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Deadpool is on the hunt for it's female lead. It's being reported that Fox has lined up four actresses for the job, with test deals in place. The Marvel adventure stars Ryan Reynolds and will be directed by Tim Miller, who is best known for his VFX work. The movie has been in the planning stages for a number of years, and finally got the green light from Fox after test footage leaked on the internet. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing the screenplay.

Morena Baccarin is the first of two actresses believed to be the frontrunners for the role. She recently starred as the long-tormented wife of Pow-turned-terrorist Brody on Showtime's Homeland. Genre fans know her for her work in the short-lived V reboot, and she has a recurring arc on Gotham. Next in line is Taylor Schilling, star of Netflix's breakout series Orange Is the New Black. »

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Four Actresses Testing For "Deadpool"

6 February 2015 2:53 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With the "Deadpool" movie about to begin filming and leading man Ryan Reynolds having long been attached, the search is now on for the film's female lead.

The two front runners for the role are said to be "Homeland" and "Gotham" star Morena Baccarin, and "Orange is the New Black" leading lady Taylor Schilling. Details of the character they are up for are not available at this time.

Deadline adds that two other actresses are also in contention - "Red Band Society" scene stealer Rebecca Rittenhouse, and former "Teen Wolf" leading lady Crystal Reed.

Update: Two more have joined the mix - Sarah Green ("Vikings") and Jessica De Gouw ("Arrow").

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the screenplay for the film which Tim Miller will direct. Shooting is slated to begin in March in Vancouver ahead of a February 2016 release.

Reynolds recently spoke with Collider about why Miller is right »

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