After years of being stuck in development hell, the Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds is finally gearing up for production. Before that can happen, however, the movie is going to need to fill its ranks with supporting players – and that means a lot of casting. But what exactly are the roles that the film is currently looking to fill? It seems we know have an answer.

A new casting call has been posted over on the website Casting24/7, and it’s been discovered that while the listing is for a title called Wham!, it’s actually just Deadpool in disguise. The report has descriptions for seven different characters – including the snarky black lady mentioned in the headline – and the list gives us some very interesting clues as to possible directions that the movie may be going in. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the characters and do some speculating as to who their comic book counterparts may be!

Deadpool Casting
[SHIRLIE] African American, late 60s to early 80s. Worldly, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, dry, funny. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.

Those who are familiar with Deadpool comics will likely immediately link this character description to Blind Al – a sharp-tongued old blind woman who Deadpool keeps as a hostage in her San Francisco home (which he also uses as his own home base). Deadpool has an affinity for torturing/playing pranks on her, and obviously the whole hostage thing isn’t optimal for a friendship, but the two are actually very close in the comics, and she has a long history of being one of the Merc with the Mouth’s few confidants. Of course, Blind Al in the comics has always been drawn as a white woman, but the idea of changing her ethnicity isn’t that big a deal and introduces some very interesting casting possibilities.

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