Morena Baccarin Follow's T. J. Miller's Lead, Also Reveals Her Character in ‘Deadpool’ Movie

6:13 AM EDT 3/20/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Morena Baccarin, 35, today tweeted a picture of her actor's chair, complete with the Deadpool logo and her character's name "Vanessa" in director Tim Miller's upcoming live-action adaptation of the Marvel Comics character's story. In the comic book, Vanessa Carlyle is a mutant with shape-shifting abilities, codenamed Copycat, who has a long romantic history with Deadpool. 

Previously, co-star T. J. Miller, 33, on Tuesday wrote on his Twitter page: "@BeetleBench @ccstandup It wouldn't be that I am so motherfucking method that @RealErlich is a tub of arrogance but #Deadpool #WeaselThin" In the Marvel comic book mythology, Weasel is Deadpool's friend, sidekick, information broker and arms dealer. This is consistent with a January report from The Wrap that Miller is set to portray a character who "serves as an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool, who often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience."

A leaked first draft of the Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick script reveals a Deadpool character who would be more in keeping with the comic book origin of the occasional superhero otherwise known as the "Merc With The Mouth." As any fan who is familiar with the character knows, Deadpool never stops talking, is nearly indestructible, keeps his disfigured, cancer-ridden face always hidden from view with his red and black mask, doesn't take himself nor anything else seriously, and, as is his wont, keeps on breaking the fourth wall by addressing the comics-reading audience directly. Clearly then, the version of the character in the Reese and Wernick script would veer off from the alternate origin story of the Deadpool that was introduced in the 2009 X-Men film -  a guy who has no cancer, no mask nor costume and, worse of all, no mouth.

Ryan Reynolds himself, who plays the title role of the "Merc With The Mouth," confirmed that his take on Deadpool in the upcoming movie will be more in keeping with the Deadpool comic book character. In an interview, he said [via Flickering Myth]: "I'm incredibly happy about it, we've got a director that understands that world, and writers with a lavish devotion to the canon of that character. That's the most important aspect: it's made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that's the hope. We don't have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that's great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that's why we get to make the movie we want to make. You gotta have faith in the people you're working with, and have faith in the prep, and that's all I'm doing. On this one, the prep's been 11 years. You'd like to think you're putting your best foot forward, but we'll see."

Gina Carano is already confirmed to play the role of the mutant Angel Dust who has the ability to control her adrenaline and thus have super-strength for a short while. Ed Skrein's villain role is still undisclosed as of date. Filming is scheduled to begin on March 23 in Vancouver, Canada. Deadpool is announced for screening in cinemas by February 16, 2016.

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