The Deadpool movie is on the hunt for a female lead to share the screen with Ryan Reynolds' wisecracking merc, and the prospective list they've put together is rather an impressive one!
Many of the actresses have had illustrious careers on TV to date, with appearances in critically acclaimed and cult series such as Firefly, Arrow and Orange Is The New Black.
Deadline have reported that Morena Baccarin (Firefly, V, Gotham, Homeland), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf)...
Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Red Band Society), Sarah Greene (Vikings) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow), pictured respectively, have answered the call of the 20th Century Fox and are in the process of testing for the yet unknown role.
The testing of these six actresses, renowned for their great work on TV, comes as no great surprise due to the feature's low budget, and with T.J. Miller and the proto-Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones Ed Skrein reportedly in talks to play Deadpool's sidekick and nemesis, where does that leave the ladies?
Who could they be playing?
If the Deadpool movie stays relatively true to its source material, then I'm guessing one of the 6 actresses would be playing Vanessa Carlysle, a prostitute whom Wade Wilson engaged in a love affair with before learning of his terminal cancer, abruptly ending their fling and joining the Weapon X program.
Carlysle would later become Copycat, a human mutant shapeshifter, but that narrative arc may be a bit too much to throw into the film for now. Though it could prove an interesting post credit scene and catalyst for a possible sequel...?
What do you guys think?