Wade Wilson has his leading lady. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Firefly and current Gotham star has nabbed the lead female role in the upcoming Deadpool film from 2oth Century Fox.
Ryan Reynolds is set to reprise his role as the Merc with a Mouth, a man who undergoes surgery to cure his cancer only to emerge scarred and twisted and imbued with super human abilities.
T.J. Miller and Gina Carano have also signed on to the film.
No word on what kind of role Baccarin will play, though the report says she’s the “romantic” lead. Romance isn’t exactly something Deadpool has really concerned himself with over his comics career, so it will be interesting (to say the least) to see how they work a romantic story into Deadpool’s particular brand of superhero movie.
I guess we’ll see when Deadpool hits theaters in February of next year.