Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Morena Baccarin lands female lead in Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds

02.18.2015

Another day, another casting announcement for Tim Miller's DEADPOOL. After learning that T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and Gina Carano had joined the cast, we now have the female lead set. Whittled down from a short list of actresses, FIREFLY veteran Morena Baccarin has landed the role of Wade Wilson's love interest.

Baccarin is best known for her work on that Joss Whedon series and it's big screen follow-up, SERENITY, but she has also appeared on the Showtime series HOMELAND and the short-lived ABC reboot of V. She currently has recurring roles as Harrison Wells' computer Gideon on THE FLASH and as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on FOX's GOTHAM as well as a role in Paul Feig's upcoming SPY with Melissa McCarthy. It is currently unknown if Baccarin will be playing an existing character from the comic book world of DEADPOOL or an original creation for the film.

DEADPOOL has definitely been chugging along as the Ryan Reynolds film gears up to start production. While we still do not have plot details or specific characters outside of Gina Carano playing Angel Dust and a recast version of Colossus, everything on the creative side seems to be leaning towards a faithful adaptation of the Merc with the Mouth from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Hopefully the footage follows suit when we finally see it.

DEADPOOL hits theaters on February 12, 2016.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

10:13PM on 02/18/2015

Kinda makes up for her not being WW

She is great, and it's good news. First thing to kinda get me a little bit excited for the movie.
She is great, and it's good news. First thing to kinda get me a little bit excited for the movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
8:39PM on 02/18/2015

Great choice.

She deserves more screen time. Been a fan since firefly. Don't know who she's gonna play, but she looks like a Domino kind of gal.
She deserves more screen time. Been a fan since firefly. Don't know who she's gonna play, but she looks like a Domino kind of gal.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:47PM on 02/18/2015
Love this woman, and will always give a huge thumbs up to anything she is in. She is currently one of the best, and few watchable, things about Gotham. The only downside to this casting is that, while I wouldn't have thought of her prior, she should be cast as a super heroine or villianess and not just a love interest. She'd make a pretty great badass.
Love this woman, and will always give a huge thumbs up to anything she is in. She is currently one of the best, and few watchable, things about Gotham. The only downside to this casting is that, while I wouldn't have thought of her prior, she should be cast as a super heroine or villianess and not just a love interest. She'd make a pretty great badass.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:58PM on 02/18/2015
Deadpools love interests usually are a super heroine or villianess....he picks the feisty ones
Deadpools love interests usually are a super heroine or villianess....he picks the feisty ones
9:02PM on 02/18/2015
Oh that I know. His love interests are definitely not a Mary Jane style. But they haven't made the character list available yet, or at least her character as anything beyond love interest. It would be nice if she was a super.
Oh that I know. His love interests are definitely not a Mary Jane style. But they haven't made the character list available yet, or at least her character as anything beyond love interest. It would be nice if she was a super.
7:49AM on 02/19/2015
I definitely agree
I definitely agree
6:41PM on 02/18/2015
Good casting. She has had experience in different genres which should help her bring more depth to the character and the film and help her flesh out the character a bit more.
Good casting. She has had experience in different genres which should help her bring more depth to the character and the film and help her flesh out the character a bit more.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:30PM on 02/18/2015
Every time I see her, I always think she's Ashley Judd. Nevertheless, glad she's in the movie.
Every time I see her, I always think she's Ashley Judd. Nevertheless, glad she's in the movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:36PM on 02/18/2015
This sweetens the recasting of colossus
This sweetens the recasting of colossus
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:27PM on 02/18/2015
Serenity,Homeland and now the lead female role in a comic book movie.Awesome news.Hope this leads too more roles in movies.
Serenity,Homeland and now the lead female role in a comic book movie.Awesome news.Hope this leads too more roles in movies.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:51PM on 02/18/2015
That's fine by me - I've loved Baccarin since Firefly! 😎
That's fine by me - I've loved Baccarin since Firefly! 😎
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting