Former MMA star Gina Carano has signed on to the Deadpool project to star alongside Ryan Reynolds. The actress is set to portray the mutant Angel Dust in the 20th Century Fox production, which is due to begin filming soon. Carano recently wrapped filming on the Kickboxer reboot and she will next be seen in the action-thriller, Extraction with Bruce Willis.
There have been numerous announcements coming from the Deadpool camp as of late. It was previously reported that T.J. Miller has also joined the film in an unspecified role. The Hollywood Reporter has also revealed that the X-Men spin-off will have a very familiar character as well.
It’s been reported that Colossus will be in the film but it is unknown at this time if Daniel Cudmore who portrayed the character in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, it would seem likely that Fox could be going with a new actor to portray the Russian mutant.
Deadpool is due to begin production in March; the film is scheduled for to hit cinemas in February 2016.