Morena Baccarin Cast as Female Lead in ‘Deadpool’

Homeland, Firefly and Gotham actress Morena Baccarin has snagged the female lead in the upcoming Marvel adaptation of the titular comic Deadpool.

The movie is slated to begin filming in March.

Morena Baccarin Deadpool

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Baccarin will play the love interest to the Merc with the Mouth with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Although hopefully not too much of a reprisal.

MMA fighter Gina Carano has also been cast in the film. She will play X-Men character Angel Dust.

Deadpool hits theatres on Feb. 12, 2016. To tide yourself over, check out the amazing test footage below.

Is it 2016 yet?

NEXT: Ryan Reynolds Shows Off the Deadpool Movie Mask

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