Morena Baccarin (Homeland) will join Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano in the future Deadpool movie for Fox. Baccarin is going to play the female lead, although her official character has not been revealed yet. Baccarin has been in great shows such as Homeland and Firefly and and is also currently on the Gotham TV show, so she should fit comfortably in a superhero film alongside of this cast.
Deadpool is currently aiming for a 2016 release and it seems like Fox is putting a lot of effort into the project and making sure it can get done quickly and efficiently.
Some sad Television news was announced today that New Girl’s Damon Wayans Jr. will be departing the show after the end of this fourth season. Wayans Jr. plays the funny overly masculine character Coach, who was in the show’s first epiosde, left when it was announced Happy Endings would be continuing, but returned to star on New Girl when the show was cancelled.
Wayans Jr. was only signed for a one year deal as a series regular this season and does have the ability to walk away, but Coach will still be featured in every episode for the remainder of the season. It’s sad to see Damon leaving New Girl considering how much fun his character is and the development he was beginning to receive, but the actor must have other plans for his future and want to pursue other options.