Newfound actress Gina Carano‘s post-professional MMA career is looking just a bit better and better following films like Furious 6, Haywire and In The Blood. Her latest stint in upcoming heist thriller Bus 657, as well as her forthcoming role in debut actor Alain Moussi’s Kickboxer: Vengeance serve as a good milestones to go by, and hopefully we’ll learn more about the latter’s progress this year now that the local Louisiana crew is being paid in some capacity.
THR reports that the actress is now set to star in two more films: The first is the most recently announced Bruce Willis starrer, Extraction which begins filming in Alabama this month as sales commence in Berlin. Submerged helmer Steven C. Miller is directing from a script by Umair Aleem which focuses on a young CIA operative’s mission to rescue his father, a former CIA agent himself, from captivity by terrorists in the wake of constructing a super-weapon called the Condor. Lionsgate is releasing the film through its Grindstone branch upon completion. There are no details yet pertaining to Carano’s role just yet.
As for the second of the two, Carano has reportedly been added to the April production of VFX wizard Tim Miller’s forthcoming (hopefully R-rated) Marvel adaptation of Deadpool set to release in one year from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Ryan Renyolds will be following up the character after 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in a newly reformed iteration of the character, a cancer patient who gains near-invincible powers following a government procedure. Also starring are actors T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein in undisclosed roles.
The plot of the film itself is under wraps however, but THR reports that the actress will play the role of Angel Dust, a member of the Chicago Morlocks who loses her own powers of super strength and speed in the events leading up to M-Day, when Scarlet Witch causes the near-entire depowering of the mutant population. This isn’t to suggest Scarlett Witch will appear in the film following her appearance this year in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (aside from the character’s removal from last year’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past as well) as it’s just a factoid to hold onto, although THR is also reporting the possibility that fellow X-Men member, superhero Colossus could also be appearing in the film; As for whether or not that means we’ll be seeing Daniel Cudmore again after seeing him last year in Days Of Future Past if that is to be the case, it is still uncertain, although it does lend some credence to what Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld said to his audience at Comikaze 2014 last November pertaining to Deadpool‘s possible merger into 20th Century Fox’s X-Verse.
Whatever all this means, at least one thing is certain however: All roads lead back to Carano‘s growing career in film for which she can now add “starring in a Marvel movie to her accomplishments”. It also could be the first of two projects following her announced efforts in 2013 with Liefeld to being Avengylene to the big screen.
Watch this space and stay tuned for more updates!