Deadpool 2 Recruits Shioli Kutsuna For A Key Role

Posted 2017/06/12 0 0

The cast of Deadpool 2 continues to expand with the addition of Shioli Kutsuna in a key role.

 

Deadpool 2 has yet to start production, but work on the film is moving along smoothly behind the scenes. Not long ago, a brand-new casting announcement was made for the raunchy sequel, and it looks like Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna has been cast in a key role for Deadpool 2. There are a number of possible characters Kutsuna could be cast as within the X-Men universe. However, with the news that X-Force characters may appear in Deadpool 2, Kutsuna could be tackling the role of Psylocke. Though the character has a complicated backstory in the comics, she’s born Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Braddock, the sister of Captain Britain. A mutant with powerful psionic and telepathic abilities, her mind eventually winds up in the body of a Japanese martial artist. From there, she serves as a X-Men, assassin, and all-around powerful warrior in the Marvel universe.

Kutsana made her Hollywood debut at the Cannes Film Festival in Oh Lucy!, opposite Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), and is slated to co-star with Jared Leto in the crime thriller The Outsider, which follows a U.S. army deserter (Leto) who joins the Yakuza while living in post-world War II Japan.

With David Leitch taking over the director's chair for this one (writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are returning), the sequel naturally stars Ryan Reynolds as the man usually known as Wade Wilson. Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapacic and Leslie Uggams are all back, with new faces including Josh Brolin (hitting the gym – and the barber shop – hard to play Cable), Zazie Beets (Domino) and Jack Kesy (as a yet-to-be-announced villain).

Deadpool 2 is scheduled to arrive on June 1 next year.

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