Former MMA fighter Gina Carano has reportedly joined the cast of Fox‘s up and coming mutant flick Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds. The X-Men spin-off has booked Carano to play character Angel Dust, says The Hollywood Reporter. While the specifics of the character are as of yet unknown, we do know that within the comics, Angel Dust is part of an underground mutant group called the Morlocks.
Carano is an absolute force to be reckoned with, who started out in the likes of Haywire, Fast & Furious 6 and In The Blood. Carano will be joining Reynolds as he plays Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson), after he made his live-action debut in X-Men:Origins. It’s reported that Silicon Valley‘s T.J. Miller is booked on to give some comedic relief while Game of Thrones star Ed Skrein is rumoured to be in the running for the film’s villain. Deadpool is excited to be released in theatres on February 12, 2016, with Tim Miller helming the project.
Source: Games Radar