The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Brianna Hildebrand has joined the expanding cast of Fox’s upcoming “Deadpool.” The actress will make her feature film debut playing a character named Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Her character is a telepath that also possesses precognitive abilities. THR also notes that Hildebrand is undergoing physical and stunt training for the role, which possibly indicates that this version of Negasonic will be much more hands-on than her comic book counterpart.
With only a handful of appearances, even the most diehard of X-Men fans might not be able to place Negasonic Teenage Warhead. The uniquely named mutant appeared briefly during Grant Morrison’s run on “New X-Men” in 2001, appearing in two issues before dying in the mutant massacre on the island nation of Genosha. An illusory version of the character came back for an arc of Joss Whedon’s run on “Astonishing X-Men,” titled “Torn.” She was later resurrected and killed again as part of the “Necrosha” storyline.
Unlike recently revealed characters like Weasel (T.J. Miller) and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), who have lengthy established ties to Deadpool, Negasonic Teenage Warhead never crossed Wade Wilson’s path in the comics.
– Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 30, 2015
“Deadpool” will arrive in theaters on February 12, 2016.
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