Marvel fans rejoiced when it was announced that the “Merc with a Mouth” would be getting his own feature film, and with Ryan Reynolds playing the title role – production begins soon. Now fans have more cause for celebration as T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) have just been signed on for the highly anticipated Deadpool film. More details on this after the jump.
For those that are familiar with the chimichanga-loving mercenary, it should come as no surprise that a comedian has signed on for one of the roles. T.J. Miller, whose past work includes Transformers: Age of Extinction and Big Hero 6. While some may know him for his roles as supporting characters in popular films and television programming, others will recognize Miller as a stand up comedian as well as his podcast on the popular Nerdist network entitled, Cashing in with T.J. Miller.
According to The Wrap, Miller’s role in the film will be “to compliment Deadpool, who often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience.” In the comic books, the title character, Deadpool often has multiple inner and outer monologues with himself, indicating the extreme mental instability he is under. It’s possible that Miller’s role will be taking over the less serious conversations that Deadpool often has with himself and the audience.
And alongside Miller’s inclusion is Ed Skrein, most known for his work in the wildly popular television series, Game of Thrones as Daario Naharis. While some insight has been provided on Miller’s role, not much has been revealed on Skrein’s character. Although rumors have been circulating that he may be portraying the film’s antagonist, which doesn’t surprise us based on his cunning demeanor on Game of Thrones before he quit to pursue his career in film.
We will keep you updated on this development as more details arise.
Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool is slated to hit theaters on February 12, 2016.
Source: The Wrap