CBMB: Morena Baccarin is Coming to the Deadpool Universe | FanboysInc

CBMB: Morena Baccarin is Coming to the Deadpool Universe

By Muuka Muyumba

According to reports, Baccarin, who can currently be seen as thrill-seeking Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Gotham, has landed the role in Fox’s first non-core X-Men mutant films. Tim Miller is directing the feature, which has long been in development since the introduction of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but only shot into the public’s consciousness again after a leaked sizzle reel.

Ryan Reynolds is set to reprise the role of the ‘Merc with the Mouth’ who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but ends up leaving himself twisted and scarred with super-powers. T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein are also rumored to be part of the cast of the rapidly approaching film, which is set to debut in theaters on February 16, 2016.

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Baccarin is best known to fanboys and fangirls for her role as the ‘companion’ Inara on Joss Whedon’s short-lived, but critically-acclaimed space-western Firefly. She earned an Emmy nomination for her own work as the desperate wife of the returned sleeper-agent Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis) on Showtime’s Homeland. She has shuffled between network dramas over the last few years after Homeland shifted its story away from her family on the show. She was featured as the main villainess on another short-lived sci-fi reboot of V, on ABC, but most recently, she has been the best thing on Fox’s Gotham. Baccarin has also quietly done a sublime job voicing the futuristic A.I. working for Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) on The CW’s The Flash.

Baccarin appears to be expanding more into film and recently landed a role in Paul Feig’s upcoming action-comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy. Deadpool will be her first chance at headlining a film of her own, but little is currently known about the role she is to fill. Deadpool is set to start filming next month.

Source: THR.com