Fancast: Deadpool - The Merc with a Mouth

This is my cast for one of Marvel's most freakin' awesome characters.

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By MrBlueSky - 1/17/2012


First off, I'd like to say that I don't think the Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds will be made since it has been in development hell for so long. And I've kind of lost faith in Reynolds after the disaster that was Green Lantern.

Anyway, my choice for a director is Rueben Fleischer (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less). He always brings a nice blend of action and comedy to the screen.



Anyway, here's the cast:

Jensen Ackles as Wade Wilson/Deadpool: A disfigured, mentally unstable, and wise-cracking mercenary. Wilson was a participant of Weapon X, which granted him and accelerated healing factor. Deemed a failure, Wade was sent to "The Hospice", run by Doctor Kilebrew. Kilebrew performed tortuous experiments on Wilson for his own pleasure. However, Wilson escaped along with his fellow inmates and began his career as a freelance mercenary.



Reason for Casting: I'd like to thank HailToTheKingBaby for thinking of this pick (which he had on his Daredevil cast). If you've seen Ackles' work on Supernatural, you know that he can play an asshole but likable asshole and is funny as hell. He'd own as Deadpool.

Jay Baruchel as Weasel: Deadpool's friend, sidekick, information broker, and arms dealer. Even though he is probably Wilson's best friend, Deadpool often mistreats or abuses him because of his mood swings and mental state.



Reason for Casting: Baruchel is a very funny dude and one of my favorite comedians. To me, he'd make an awesome Weasel.

Adam Baldwin as Nathan Summers/Cable: A soldier from the future and son of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor. Born in the present, but raised in the future, he fights against the tyrannical rule of the mutant Apocalypse. Summers posses the ability of telepathy, telekinesis, and technopathy, and is and expert marksman.


Reason for Casting: I know that almost everyone on this site wants Michael Biehn for Cable (even me). However, height stickler killjoys DDD and RoadDogXXIV say that Biehn is too short to play the 6' 8" Cable (WHY MUST YOU RUIN OUR FUN?!?). Anyway, Baldwin is a good alternative for Cable, standing at 6' 4" and having played similar roles in Firefly and Chuck.

Helen Mirren as Blind Al: A former British Intelligence who is (as her name suggests) is blind. She has a bizarre relationship with Deadpool, serving as a cross between a friend, prisoner, housekeeper, Greek Chorus, and mother-figure.



Reason for Casting: Besides having the nationality, Mirren is a fantastic actress. I casted her based on her performance in RED.

Elijah Wood as Bob, Agent of HYDRA: An incompetent and cowardly HYDRA Agent who joined the organization at the appeal of a steady job with a dental plan. Bob soon quit HYDRA and became an honorary agent of Agency X. He occasionally works with Deadpool, who he refers to as his "pet" (or "minion" since "It's more PC").



Reason for Casting: Wood would be a shoe-in for the role sine he already plays the pathetic loser on Wilfred.

Jensen Ackles as Alex Hayden/Agent X: The head of the mercenary group Agency X, who may or may not be a clone of him. Hayden was captured by HYDRA, who gave him arthritis, and the made him morbidly obese so he wouldn't notice the arthritis. Deadpool then rescued, and Agent X made him head of Agency X while he gets rid of his disabilities.



Reason for Casting: Casting Agent X was hard. I then decided to use the same I actor I've casted as Deadpool since he's pretty much the same as Deadpool.

Noomi Rapace as Neena Thurman/Domino: Cable's partner and confidante. She posses probablity altering powers and is an expert markswoman and hand-to-hand combatant.



Reason for Casting: You may know Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the Millenium trilogy. From what I've seen from her work, I'd think she'd be a superb Domino. Plus, she knows kickboxing (she took lessons for the films).

Karen Gillan as Theresa Cassidy/Siryn: An Irish mutant and daughter of the X-Man Banshee. She posses a "sonic scream", which can incapacitate or injure an opponent's hearing and send vibrations through the air, which she can use to fly.



Reason for Casting: I've only seen Gillan as Amy Pond on Doctor Who. However, she has a similar heritage to Siryn (Gillan is Scottish) and is around the right age. I think she could pull this role off perectly.

Laura Prepon as Inex Temple/Outlaw: A mercenary working for Agency X who has a Cowgirl motif. Temple is a mutant with the ability of Superhuman strength and durability. She is also a skilled markswoman and fighter.



Reason for Casting: Prepon is known for playing "hot" Donna on That 70's Show. I think she has the right attitude and acting chops to pull off Outlaw.

Anne Hathaway as Sandi Brandenberg: Deadpool's manager and employee of Agency X, who has had a past with the mercenary and assassin Tony Masters (better known as Taskmaster).



Reason for Casting: I know that Hathaway has already been casted as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. However, I think she is too sweet of a person to play Kyle. She'd be a better fit as the sweet character of Sandi.

Villains:

Dolph Lundgren as T-Ray: A lethal mercenary who serves to remind Deadpool of what a failiure he is. He claims to be the real Wade Wilson and that Deadpool stole his identity. T-Ray is a zombie, yet posses his own free will and intelligence. He prefers to use blades as his weapon of choice and has an extensive knowledge of magic (particularly VooDoo rituals).



Reason fro Casting: I almost casted Alexander Skarsgård in the role, but I settled on Lundgren. He has the right height (standing at 6'5") and isn't that bad of an actor (see The Expendables).

James Marsters as Tony Masters/Taskmaster: A deadly assassin and freelance mercenary. Taskmaster has unlocked the mind's potential and can absorb knowledge instantly. He posses an unique muscle memory that allows to mimic the abilities of peak-level humans, Thus, he is an exceptional martial artist, skilled swordsman, a marksman with deadly accuracy, and displays a strenuously honed athletic ability.



Reason for Casting: I decided to go with somebody more original than Jason Statham. Marsters is a brilliant actor. He can pull off the intelligent type and has played villains (Lord Piccolo in that craptacular adaptation of Dragon Ball and Victor Hesse in Hawaii Five-0) and anti-heroes (Spike on Buffy and Angel and Captain John Hart on Torchwood).

Jesper Christensen as Dr. Kilebrew: The head of the Hospice, a facility where failed subjects of the Weapon X project were sent to . However, Kilebrew used the patients as test subjects in his sadistic experiments.



Reason for Casting: He has played a similar role before of Dieter Vogel, the "Surgeon of Birkeanu", in The Debt. He was pretty creepy in it and his performance convinced me to cast him.

Dominic Purcell as Ajax: Kilebrew's deadly enforcer at the Hospice. Kilebrew had removed his nerves for better pain management, and gave him implants that gave him enhanced strength, intuitive capability, super-speed, and agility. While escaping from the Hospice, Wilson shot him at point-blank range with two automatic rifles, leaving him for dead.



Reason for Casing: Purcell's a big dude, and is pretty muscular. He's good at playing very physical roles before and I've enjoyed his work on Prison Break.

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StrangerX - 1/17/2012, 7:39 AM
I never thought of Ackles as Wade, but that's not a bad choice. He has a following which could actually turn out better than having Reynolds as the lead.
headlopper - 1/17/2012, 12:14 PM
Dominic Purcell : the most under-used actor in show biz.

REALLY good cast man!
KamenRiderComic - 1/17/2012, 12:46 PM
Love the idea of Ackles as Deadpool, one problem though. Even though his alias his Alex Hayden, his real name is Nijo Minomiyori...so what race does that make him? lol
superbatspiderman - 1/17/2012, 1:07 PM
This is awesome Jensen Ackels would be great as DP.
tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 1:12 PM
Nice cast my friend!

Jensen is a good choice!
He definitely had the body, and wise cracking attitude!

You know...I have NEVER liked Laura Prepon in ANY cast, until this one!
She is a GREAT pick for Inez Temple!
It is hard for anyone to make me like her in casts...because, I usually hate her, but she fits for Outlaw!
I also thought about Alona Tal in the role:



What do you think of Alona as Outlaw?

I love LOVE your Siryn pick!
Probably the most convincing Siryn pick yet!

My ONLY problem would have to be Noomi Rapace as Domino....She is a good age for the role, but her face is not Domino in my opinion.
Domino should be a tad more attractive...

Really GREAT cast!
I love it!
tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 1:13 PM
Oh, and I am glad to see that my suggestion on using piZap.com has gotten around!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 1/17/2012, 2:02 PM
Jensen Ackles is actually an inspired choice! See him in "10inch Hero" for more comedy work. Great choice that makes more sense the more I think of it!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 1/17/2012, 2:07 PM
Excellent director choice too! Zombieland is a great movie!
nowtheresaBATman - 1/17/2012, 2:20 PM
Nice cast dude!
I like Noomi as Domino. That Domino drawing actually looks like Rapace.
RoadDogXXIV - 1/17/2012, 2:21 PM
What happened to last weekend you were gonna post this? Ah, well, I'd be on the same boat too, so I don't begrudge you for holding back until today.

- There's my Damon Baird pick for Deadpool! God, I love that guy. I'd have chosen him too if Michael Rosenbaum didn't hit me. Say how you feel after watching this clip from Justice League.
- I hate to break it to you, but Jay Baruchel is too overused to play Weasel. I think he'd do it, but I'm a fan of Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
- I'm lumped in with DDD as a "height stickler"? I'm blowing my mind up! But I will say that Adam Baldwin is a great choice for Cable. He's tall and would capture the essence of the character overall.
- Well, yeah, Helen Mirren handled guns in Red. Time for a remix in Deadpool: The Merc with a Mouth.
- I could go with Elijah Wood. Yeah, especially after Wilfred
- Well, there's something new about Noomi: she knows kickboxing! Just like Evil Eva Green, another Scarlet Witch nominee who has one characteristic needing to be exploited! SHEEIT! Great call!
- Ah, yes, Karen is Scottish. Can't go wrong with that. She's kind of flat in the chest, though, so I went with Jayne Wisener. Even though that girl is from Ireland, but that's close enough, right?



- Laura Prepon is the definition of hotness right here. And she's perfect for Outlaw.
- I think Anne Hathaway may work for Catwoman seeing as Christopher Nolan is behind the camera. Fingers crossed. But she looks the part for Sandi.
- Well, Dolph Lundgren's a solid choice for T-Ray. A definite plus on your end.
- James might be too old (50) and short (5'9") for Taskmaster. But this is your cast, whatever satisfies you.

And I like the rest of the cast as well. A+
DDD - 1/17/2012, 2:31 PM
Kool Stuff!

BALDWIN is 6'5" so he's plenty tall enough for CABLE.
But CABLE can also be a shorter actor made tall with
CGI. ADAM surely has the "'tude" for it

I never thought of ACKLES for WADE WILSON but ya
know, he certainly fits.

Very nice casting!
TheSoulEater - 1/17/2012, 2:38 PM
Great, but Olivia Wilde should be Domino

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nowtheresaBATman - 1/17/2012, 3:27 PM
@RoadDog oooooh Jayne Wisener is HoT!
tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 3:33 PM
@MrBlueSky and RoadDog....I have a question...

What do you think of Sarah Michelle Gellar, as the kick ass Silver Sable?




I think she is a good choice...It is a hard one to cast, but Sarah fits the description...She is a good age, at 34, she is trained in various forms of Martial Arts, has the acting and action experience, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer....What do y'all think?
RoadDogXXIV - 1/17/2012, 5:21 PM
@ nowtheresaBATman

Hellz yeah!

@ tweeeeenkies3

Not a bad choice!
tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 5:32 PM
@RoadDog...Ok, good!

I was thinking about Sarah as Invisible Woman, but thought she deserved another good, kick ass action role again!
So, I dropped her from my Fantastic Four cast, and recasted her as Silver Sable!

Now, I just need @MrBlueSky to tell me his thoughts, because he has a great cast here, and Silver Sable has been involved with Deadpool a few times!
ager - 1/17/2012, 6:24 PM
I love the whole cast. Ackles can def do DP. I think Cable should be older and grittier. I wouldnt have minded if you switched Baldwin with Lungred or even used Vladimir Kulich as Cable. great job though
nowtheresaBATman - 1/17/2012, 7:25 PM
Silver Sable! hey tweeeeenkies I love SS but that drawing of her kinda sucks but then again it looks alot like SMG. Of whom I can't stand. I've never thought she was that attractive or talented. I did like her in Cruel Intentions though....the coke snorting conniving Paris Hilton rich b!tch that she was...crooked nose & all.
But that's just me I'm sure.
There's a better Silver Sable out there...I know it!
I faith in you- find her ;)

tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 7:43 PM
@nowtheresaBatman....Damn! HAHA! I have never met any person with a problem with SMG!
I personally love her! I think she is sexy, a good actress, and can kick some butt!
I think I will keep her though....I respect your opinion, though!
MrBlueSky - 1/17/2012, 7:48 PM
@StrangerX Thanks bud.

@headlopper Purcell is very underrated. And again, thanks.

@KamenRiderComic

@Tweeeeenkies3 Thanks man! I;m glad you like my DP, Outlaw, and Siryn picks. And I can't comment on Alona Tal because I haven't seen her work.

@Ron. Thank you about my DP and director choices. And I will check out "!0 Inch Heroe".

@nowtheresaBATman Thank you about my Domino choice.

@RoadDogXXIV Sorry, I've been kind of delayed. But thanks about the cast. Charlie Day is [frick]ing awesome. And I can't comment on Jayne Wisner because I haven't seen her work.

@DDD Thanks, man. So you're saying that Biehn can play Cable?

@TheSoulEater Wilde is kind of overused as Domino to me.

@tweeenkies3 Fantastic pick, bud. I say go with it.

@ager I have no idea who this Vladimir Kulich is, but I'm glad you like DP.
tweeeeenkies3 - 1/17/2012, 7:52 PM
@MrBlueSky....No problem!

Like I said, it is hard to get me to like any character with Laura Prepon in that role...But, you did it!
Which is so weird...because, I usually hate her!
Alona was in Supernatural with Jensen...in season 2, as Jo Harvelle...

And, thanks! I love Sarah Michelle Gellar, I am totally sticking with her!
scmittydude - 1/17/2012, 10:54 PM
this would be fricking hilarious!
i don't like adam baldwin because... well i just dont like adam baldwin
scmittydude - 1/17/2012, 10:59 PM
just not a fan.
DDD - 1/18/2012, 2:39 AM
MBS@, yup, MR. BIEHN can play CABLE with CGI,
that's what I'm saying.
lol

But a tall guy like ADAM BALDWIN is the ideal.
CABLE is officially listed at 6'8".

Heck,I could play him if they colored my hair
silver, I'm 6'6".
lol

Of course, I've only acted in high school and
church plays. lol

But I was in drama club in High School.
LMFAO
CaptainDC - 1/18/2012, 3:39 PM
For a televison show, this would be good, but for a feature length film to hit the big screen.. I'm not quite sure
Shadow11 - 1/20/2012, 3:48 PM
This cast is a real winner, good job
SpeedyCanary - 1/20/2012, 8:05 PM
I never really liked the idea of Jensen as Wade. I mean, on Supernatural he's hilarious, sarcastic, and a bada$$ but I just can't see it. Not too sure about Adam as Cable either, even though I did love him as Jayne on Firefly.

@tweeeeenkies3
I love your suggestion of Alona as Outlaw. I can totally see it after her performance as Jo on Supernatural.
SuperDude001 - 1/21/2012, 1:23 PM
Best Deadpool cast I think I've ever seen...
RunDTC - 1/31/2012, 5:50 AM
wow, how did I miss this?

this is the PERFECT Deadpool fancast. get some friends and go all Boondock Saints on FOX execs if you must, THIS MUST BE MADE!
Kakarot - 2/4/2012, 8:50 PM
I'm pretty late to comment on this but Jensen as Deadpool? Hell yes! It's insane how much I love that choice dude.
cardiakid - 2/11/2012, 1:38 PM
Didn't even realize we have the same pick for director! Ackles would make a great Deadpool! Great cast!
Hizzy - 6/22/2012, 11:51 AM
Hers my only reasoning for not liking ackles as DP ..his voice. I feel like its too deep n tough for deadpool whereas i culd picture more sean william scotts voice under the mask. My pick is still ryan reynolds cuz hes gud at rambling on lol but great fancast n i like baldwin for cable he played superman in superman doomsday his voice was awesome
SAT - 8/6/2012, 2:54 PM
GREAT cast! I still like Ryan Reynolds as DP cuz Ryan has a tendency to never shut up, but I'm a Jensen Ackles fan so I dont mind him as DP.

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