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“Deadpool” Eyes T.J. Miller And Ed Skrein For Mystery Roles

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“Deadpool” Eyes T.J. Miller And Ed Skrein For Mystery Roles

Ryan Reynolds might not be the only name attached to the upcoming “Deadpool” feature film. The Wrap has heard from multiple unnamed sources familiar with the upcoming anti-hero film that T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) and Ed Skrein (“The Transporter Legacy”) are in early talks to chow down on chimichangas with the popular sword-swinging super-mercenary.

With his considerable comedic chops, it’s assumed that Miller is being added to the film in a possibly less intense — and more humorous — role than Skrein, who The Wrap suspects could play the film’s antagonist. Miller recently lent his voice to another studio’s Marvel-inspired film: Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” Skrein played the part of Daario Naharis on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” before taking over the “Transporter” franchise from departing star Jason Statham.

Since debuting in 1991’s “New Mutants” #98, Deadpool has amassed a sizable list of supporting characters and villains. If cast, Miller and Skrein could play any number of characters, including sidekicks like Weasel or Bob, or an arch-enemy like T-Ray.

The 20th Century Fox film comes from director Tim Miller and the “Zombieland” screenwriting team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Ryan Reynolds has long been attached to the project, since even before he played the part in a highly altered capacity in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The actor announced his involvement in the greenlit feature film via Twitter.

“Deadpool” opens on February 12, 2016.

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