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Now, the past week has already been filled more-or-less to the point of bursting with awesome Deadpool-related visual awesomeness - titular star Ryan Reynolds alone has already teased more about the movie than many films' press departments - but that doesn't mean we're anywhere near peak Deadpool just yet.

After all, the film is still the best part of a year away from release, and that means there's a heck of lot of scope for the constant stream of hints, glimpses and teases to continue unabated.

Especially since Reynolds is now moving on to revealing major characters from the movie...

Meet a Surprising Mutant Addition to the Deadpool Cast

Specifically, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, as set to be played by young actress Brianna Hildebrand in Deadpool.

If you've never heard of her before, though - don't worry. Better known to her friends as Ellie Phimister, NTW was actually killed off in her first appearance, back in New X-Men #115, before even being named on the page. Now, admittedly, the next issue saw the reveal of both her secret identity and her Monster Magnet song-inspired code-name, and she's cropped up a few times since (via an illusion, and later a temporary resurrection), but she's still very much a fringe player in the X-Men universe.

That, though, could all be about to change.

From the looks of some newly leaked set photos, it seems that NTW is actually set to have a decently sized role in Deadpool...

...which, seeing as she has the power to not only read minds, but to see the future, seems like exactly the sort of ally a meta-inclined anti-hero like Deadpool could find helpful...

Anyone else thinking that the epic car chase/fight sequence they seem to be filming out in Vancouver...

...could well turn out to be a rescue mission of sorts?

Here's hoping...

What do you think, though?



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