Morena Baccarin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming superhero movie Deadpool. Baccarin is best known for playing Jessica Brody in Homeland and for her recurring roles in Stargate and Gotham. The 35-year-old Brazilian actress has been cast as Deadpool's love interest. Baccarin's part is particularly interesting as Deadpool A.K.A. Wade Wilson is notoriously disfigured and the script will reportedly consider how her character deals with falling in love with someone with an extensively scarred face.

Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin has been cast in Deadpool.

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We've previously encountered Deadpool, played by Reynolds, in X-Men: Origins. Reynolds portrayed the villainous anti-hero who fights with Wolverine at the end of the movie. In the film versions of the comics, Deadpool has been deliberately mutilated by William Striker to enhance his superhero qualities. Yet in the original comics, Deadpool underwent treatment for cancer which left him scarred and with superhero qualities. It will be interesting to see how script writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have reconciled Deadpool's role in X-Men: Origins with the more heroic portrayal necessary for his character to be the focus of a feature film. 

The movie, directed by Tim Miller, will reportedly begin filming in March and is due to be released in February 2016. Gina Carano, the actress and fitness model best known for her role in Fast & Furious 6, will also star alongside Reynolds and Baccarin in Deadpool

With less than a year to go until the film is released, Reynolds has previously shared some snaps of his Deadpool costume. The 38-year-old actor joked the costume was "ballerina pink" but still in the early stages of development. 

THR first reported on this. 

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