The Deadpool solo movie received an official 2016 release date last year, and now two more actors could be joining the cast of the film.
According to The Wrap, comedian and actor T.J. Miller is in talks for an unspecified role in the film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the popular mutant mercenary whose mouth never stops running.
Miller has made a name for himself on the big screen in relatively short time playing characters in several of last year’s highest-grossing films, including an on-screen role in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, and providing the voices of characters in the animated features Big Hero 6 and How To Train Your Dragon 2. He also has a key role in the HBO series, Silicon Valley.
The report suggests that Miller’s potential role will serve as “an additional comic voice to compliment [sic] Deadpool, who often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience.”
Skrein, who will replace actor Jason Statham as the star of the the Transporter franchise in the upcoming film The Transporter Legacy, is reportedly in an advanced stage of negotiation for a role in Deadpool. The outlet suggests that Skrein may be in line for a villain role with his action-movie background.
There’s been no official word from the studio or the actors’ representatives about the potential casting, so the report should be considered a rumor until otherwise confirmed.
Directed by visual-effects veteran Tim Miller and based on a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters February 12, 2016.
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