So recently in an interview with Shortlist, Ryan Reynolds has spoken about Deadpool slated to release next year. "I’m incredibly happy about it —we’ve got a director that understands that world and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope," he told Shortlist. That's exactly what we always wanted to hear.
The shooting for Deadpool will begin this week and we just have 5 characters confirmed to star in the movie, with two who's roles haven't been specified yet. So we will definitely hear a lot from the team very soon. It is said that there will be an official photoshoot for the movie on 23rd of this month which means we will get a first look of all the characters set to play. Before that let's have an overlook of what we know so far.
1. Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool:
Wade Wilson is a mutant who is a part of the Weapon-X program. His main power is his powerburiesation ability and his super speed and agility. He is a skilled mercenary and a talented weapons expert who can wield swords, guns, machinery and almost any weapon. His healing power is so strong that he can actually regenerate from a single cell. It is said that [Deadpool](movie:38663) has really quick reflexes that make him combat at an incredible pace. Deadpool is considered as one of the most powerful characters in the marvel universe as he once killed every superhero in that universe in a comic book series. That pretty much says enough.
I feel that Ryan Reynolds is a perfect choice for this role. His performance in movies like Safe House, Just Friends and The Captive are some best examples for his acting skills. Moreover, he will be masked most of the time so body language is the essence which we can say he is talented enough for, from his widely forgettable role in Green Lantern.
2. Gina Carano as Christina/Angel Dust :
Christina is a mutant teen who fled from her parents to join a team named Warlocks. Her superpower is chemically powered adrenaline heights that give her superhuman strength for a short time. This character lacks depth and exposure in comic book series and it remains a mystery why the team chose a lesser known character to star in the movie.
Gina Carano seems perfect to portray the role of a superhuman. She is in fact a fitness model and a former mixed martial arts artist. Go watch Fast & Furious 6 or In The Blood to get a glimpse of it.
3. Morena Baccarain as Wilson's Love Interest :
Now this is a tricky part. Deadpool has had many girlfriends during his comic book run and its hard to say whom Morena will portray. The most well-known relationship though, would be his love life with Vanessa Carlyle/Copycat. But I think FOX will not immediately go for a serious love story in Deadpool's debut movie. They first need to establish the silly, psychotic and ridiculous nature of Wilson on screen and show the world who he his before making him a serious guy. In my opinion, Anastasia will be a perfect girlfriend for him in his first solo movie. Anastasia is a tattoo artist who owns a shop in a mobster area. She tricks Deadpool with love, only to help the mobsters stab him down after he gets shoveled in the head by her. She buried him alive but later when she gets into danger, she digs him up and seeks his help. Wade was not ready to trust her after what happened, but Anna swore that she was innocent and gave him gun and asked him to shoot her if he did not believe her thinking, that he would believe. And he shot her in the head and killed her on the spot. This would be a badass moment in superhero movie history and a perfect way to establish the attitude of Deadpool.
Morena has some real talents to portray the role I mentioned. Her work in the Homeland and Gotham TV series showcases her establishment as a lead artist. She is a great choice in my opinion.
4. T J Miller and Ed Skrein in unknown roles:
The roles of these two actors has not been announced yet but there are three possibilities for whom they might be..
a) Colossus (appearance confirmed)
b) Cable (appearance speculated)
c) Perhaps another Sidekick.
c) The Villain of course.
T J Miller is a comical actor with a really capturing screen presence. His role in movies like She's Out Of My League and his dubbing work for many animated films has so much to say about his sense of humor. On the other hand, Ed Skrein is not much of a notable star so let us assume that this movie would be his ultimate breakthrough.
Also, Hugh Jackman is rumored to appear as the Wolverine in this movie too but nothing is official yet. We should wait for the big announcement to come which we will most likely hear this week. FOX has listed this movie under the X-Men series so we might actually see the appearance of multiple mutants in this flick. Let us all be ears for the team to speak.
In my next article I'll write in detail about the villain we want to be ass-kicked by the Merc with a Mouth.
Deadpool is set to release on February 12, 2016 in theaters.