‘Deadpool’ Casting Call Reveals Supporting Cast Descriptions
Today, the guys over at Comic Book Movie found a casting call for FOX’s upcoming X-Men spinoff Deadpool under the production title WHAM! Here the character names are most likely coverups for the true names that will be in the film but they make educated guesses on who is who:
[RIDGE] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous, violent, vain, insecure and more than a bit of a dick…. but with a sense of humor. He is not a psychopath, he’s practical but morally neutral—he doesn’t enjoy torturing people, he just doesn’t care. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[LINDSAY] Any ethnicity, 20s, attractive and worldly. Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has ever been easy for her and she’s developed a thick skin and cynical outlook. But she’s not a victim—she may not have a great life but she’s holding it together and does what she needs to get by. She’s got a great sense of humor but it leans heavily towards irony and sarcasm. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SIMON] Any ethnicity, late 20s to early 40s. Quirky, great sense of humor. Smart, funny, but more than a little bit slippery. Fast talker, always looking to make a buck. He looks out for himself first and foremost, but reveals loyalty at the end of the day. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SHIRLIE] African American, late 60s to early 80s. Worldly, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, dry, funny. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KATHY] Any ethnicity, early to mid teens. World weary, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, droll sense of humor. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KEREN] Any ethnicity, early 20s to late 30s. Serious, big, tough. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS
[ALBERT] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS
Ridge (Played by Ed Skrein) is first up and seems to be the antagonist of the film. Based on the leaked script (which may have been completed rewritten) the villain of the film was Ajax. Lindsay is the female lead of the film which had actresses like Morena Baccarin and Taylor Schilling in the running for. Many have speculated this is for the role of Domino or Vanessa Carlyle. Simon (Played by TJ Miller) seems to be Deadpool’s right hand man Weasel. Based on the age of Shirlie it is most certainly Blind Al. The elder lady who lives with Deadpool and gives him advice while making fun of him at the same time. Kathy is completely unknown to everyone. Keren seems to be the recently announced character Angel Dust played by Gina Carono. Lastly, Albert could be the henchmen Garrison Kane, Sluggo or Wyre who works for Ajax. In the original script the only other X-Men to make an appearance was Colossus (Played in previous films by Daniel Cudmore) which isn’t in the descriptions above. It is entirely possible that during rewrites they exchanged the character for Deadpool fan-favorite Cable but that is unknown at this point.
FYI, TJ Miller and Ed Skrein are playing "Simon" and "Ridge" in DEADPOOL, whoever those characters may actually be…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) February 17, 2015