Over at Casting24/7, there’s a post about Tim Miller‘s new Deadpool project (working title “WHAM”…), with descriptions for seven different supporting characters, making for some very interesting news to obsess over. While they’ve cleverly concealed the characters real names, it’s worth speculation none the less. Check it out;
[RIDGE] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous, violent, vain, insecure and more than a bit of a dick…. but with a sense of humor. He is not a psychopath, he’s practical but morally neutral—he doesn’t enjoy torturing people, he just doesn’t care. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[LINDSAY] Any ethnicity, 20s, attractive and worldly. Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has ever been easy for her and she’s developed a thick skin and cynical outlook. But she’s not a victim—she may not have a great life but she’s holding it together and does what she needs to get by. She’s got a great sense of humor but it leans heavily towards irony and sarcasm. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SIMON] Any ethnicity, late 20s to early 40s. Quirky, great sense of humor. Smart, funny, but more than a little bit slippery. Fast talker, always looking to make a buck. He looks out for himself first and foremost, but reveals loyalty at the end of the day. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SHIRLIE] African American, late 60s to early 80s. Worldly, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, dry, funny. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KATHY] Any ethnicity, early to mid teens. World weary, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, droll sense of humor. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KEREN] Any ethnicity, early 20s to late 30s. Serious, big, tough. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[ALBERT] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
Exiting stuff! While I’m not particularly verse in the world of Deadpool characters, Joblo did have a few hunches as to who some of the descriptions were referring to. For instance, depending on how old the casting call is, ‘Karen’ might be Angel Dust, who’ll be played by the recently cast Gina Carano.
It’s also become aware that both T.J Miller and Ed Skrein are looking to cast for a role, with The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider tweeting this; “T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are playing “Simon” and “Ridge” in DEADPOOL, whoever those characters may actually be…”. It’s been speculated that ‘Simon’ may be Deadpool’s sidekick Weasel, while ‘Ridge’ may be Ajax, one of the main antagonists. While nothing’s been confirmed, this is certaintly tasty food for thought.