It was only a matter of time before more mutants started showing up in the new Deadpool film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gina Carano (Haywire) will be joining the cast as Angel Dust, who first appeared in the comics as part of the Morlocks, a band of mutants who have lived underneath Manhattan in a series of tunnels (a homage to the race from H.G. Wells' The Time Machine that they're named after) and have been featured players in X-Men storylines since 2002.
Angel Dust has the power to artifically increase her adrenaline levels, temporarily granting her superhuman strength, speed and endurance -- a quality former MMA star Carano should easily be able to harness onscreen.
The same report adds that the movie will also feature the beloved Russian mutant Colossus, although it's not clear whether the role will be recast or whether Daniel Cudmore -- who played Piotr Rasputin in X2, X3: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and was underused in all three -- will return as the steel-skinned bruiser.
Carano and whoever plays Colossus will join Ryan Reynolds in the title role and comic actor T.J. Miller in an undisclosed part, with Tim Miller directing and production starting in Vancouver next month. Deadpool is scheduled to arrive in theaters from 20th Century Fox next February.
We're still not sold on Carano's abilities as an actress, but she can sure throw a punch -- if her acting was up to par, she might have made a formidable Wonder Woman. What do you think of her as Angel Dust? And should Daniel Cudmore get the nod once more as Colossus?