The Deadpool movie cast is about to get a little more populated, while in the comics, something sad is about to happen. Marvel Comics is planning to give the merc with a mouth the proverbial axe.
Fans have seen Wade Wilson evade death more times than casual readers want to count, but in April, he is set to finally die. This is the latest part in Marvel’s string of shocking changes that started last year with the announcement of a female Thor, as reported by the Inquisitr. After the death of Wolverine sparked speculation over the possibility that he will meet his demise on the big screen in X-Men: Apocalypse, it looks like Marvel is looking to get rid of its immortal heroes.
It is unknown how Deadpool dies in April, but writer Gerry Duggan made the announcement, according to Blastr.
“Even us telling you that he’s dying, it’s not really a spoiler, because when you see how he dies, I think your head will explode. As with all things Deadpool, even when something horrible is happening, I do think it will be enjoyed by the reader. Even the most horrible things that we’ve done to him, you know, are still fun. I hope. I think.”
It seems doubtful after the announcement of the now expanded Deadpool movie cast that 20th Century Fox would kill him off so quickly, though fans have jokingly inferred that X-Men Origins: Wolverine already did that.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 12, 2015
According to the Wrap, T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) are both in early talks to join Ryan Reynolds in his second attempt to play the comic book fan favorite. They also said that Miller would be playing an “additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool.”
It is unknown if Miller would be playing a physical role or an actual extra voice since, in the comics, Deadpool has voices in his head that regularly argue with him. The actor could easily play the role of Jack Hammer, or Weasel, the guy who invented Deadpool’s teleportation device.
Ed Skrein, the other additional Deadpool movie cast member in talks, could play the villain. Fans are probably hoping he’ll be cast as T-Ray, a literal card-carrying psychopath mystic who wants Wade Wilson dead. He might even show up in a lab coat as the infamous Doctor Killebrew.
The Deadpool director is said to be visual effects veteran Tim Miller, who is adapting a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
As production moves forward, aiming for the Deadpool movie release date in February 12, 2016, we can expect more details to be revealed.
Who do you think should be added to the Deadpool movie cast?
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