Morena Baccarin to Play Female Lead in ‘Deadpool’ Movie

Ryan Reynolds ‘Deadpool’ character now has a love interest, Morena Baccarin. Reports say she will have female lead in the new Deadpool movie. The action flick will be made by Fox and based on the Marvel character.  This will be the first time Deadpool will have been on the big screen since the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That appearance wasn’t very popular among Marvel Comics fans of the character.

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Morena Baccarin photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Deadpool fans can now breath easy. 20 Century Fox has officially announced that the movie will be released February 12th, 2016. Although that means things will start moving quickly, there are still more questions about the movie than answers. The addition of Baccarin is just one piece of a big puzzle.

Morena Baccarin has been seen on hit TV shows like Homeland, The Mentalist, and the Good Wife. She is also no stranger to the comic book universe. She has appeared on The Flash TV series, and is currently co-starring on Gotham. The Gotham role is a good one, as she plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Most Batman fans know that she was friends with Thomas Wayne, happens to be the love interest of the main character Jim Gordon.

In an article by THR, they describe her character in the Deadpool movie as follows. “Baccarin is one of a handful of actresses shortlisted for the hot role as Reynolds’ character’s love interest. The character grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face,” the site says. The super powers probably help her overcome that, just kidding. Over the years the Deadpool character has been associated with several females. At this point, it wouldn’t make sense to speculate which one she will be protraying. Hopefully we will all find out soon enough. 

This trend of successful comic book movies seems to be growing. What other movies are you excited to see in 2016?



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