According the The Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool has just signed a few more actors to join the “Merc’ with a mouth” in his quest for critical redemption. Former MMA star and Fast and Furious actress Gina Carano is attached along with Daniel Cudmore returning as Colossus. Hit the jump for details!
Deadpool has had a long road to the green light, but with that finally taken care of the film can now focus on casting. With Ryan Reynolds already signed on to lead the ensemble, and TJ Miller cast in an unspecified “comic relief” role, things are looking good for the film. Now, word has it that two more mutants will be walking alongside Wade Wilson. Gina Carano is said to be playing Angel Dust, a mutant with the ability to tap into a berserker strength. Returning to the world of X-Men is Daniel Cudmore, who will once again be playing Colossus.
Under Bryan Singer’s guidance Cudmore has presented little more than the stoicism and strength related to the character. But any comic fan knows there is a lot more to Colossus than his ability to punch things (though he does that really well). Hopefully, under Tim Miller, more emphasis will be placed on developing the supporting cast of the X-Men universe.
Carano has proven her she can translate her physicality from the octagon to the big screen but her acting chops have yet reach that same level. Depending on how meaty the role of Angel Dust is within the context of the film, this casting could go either way. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt though.
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