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‘Haywire’ Star Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds In ‘Deadpool’

'Haywire' Star Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds In 'Deadpool'

Gina Carano has been navigating the road from MMA star to movie star pretty nicely. She did quite well in her high profile lead role in Steven Soderbergh‘s “Haywire,” and then stepped into the blockbuster franchise “Furious 6.” On the horizon she’s got the “Kickboxer” remake and now she’s adding another big movie to her list of things to do.

THR reports that Carano has joined Ryan Reynolds starring in “Deadpool.” She’ll be playing Angel Dust, and since I don’t read comics, here’s the Marvel summary:

The young woman known only as Angel Dust is a member of the small group of outcast mutants living under the streets of Chicago known as the Morlocks. These Morlocks made a pact to stay together to help each other fulfill one last “wish” left over from their lives on the surface.
In Angel Dust’s case, her parents were frantic as to the whereabouts of their daughter. Seeking to provide them with some form of closure, the Morlocks helped Angel Dust reach her parents’ house where she revealed to them that she was a mutant. Fearing the worst, Angel Dust was stunned to find her parents were more accepting than she gave them credit for. However, she couldn’t stay with them, thanks to the threat of the giant mutant-hunting robotic Sentinels that loomed over all Morlocks.
After helping the Morlocks destroy the base from which Sentinel attacks were launched at them, Angel Dust decided to return home to her parents.

Of course, whether or not any of this fits into the winky, self-referential movie being cooked up is unknown. But hey, if you feel like speculating, hit the comments section. “Deadpool” arrives on February 12, 2016.

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