Another well known name has been added to the ever-growing cast list for Fox’s Deadpool 2. Joining the ranks of other newcomers including Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz and Jack Kesy is British actor Eddie Marsan, who’s revealed that he has a role in the film via his Twitter account.
— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) August 22, 2017
Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ll have almost definitely seen Eddie Marsan’s face before. The award-winning actor is credited with a whopping 115 appearances on IMDB, with some of his most well known projects including Atomic Blonde, Ray Donovan and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films. Superhero and comic book movie lovers, in particular, might remember him from his roles in Hancock and V For Vendetta.
As his resume proves, Marsan is a hugely versatile actor, so it’s difficult to narrow down what part he could be playing in Deadpool 2. He’s mostly known for his dramatic performances, but Marsan has also proven himself capable of comedy in the past, so he should be a great fit for the anarchic stylings of the Merc with a Mouth.
Production on Deadpool 2 has recently started up again, after the tragic death of stuntwoman Joi Harris earlier in the month temporarily put a stop to filming. Previous photos snapped on the set in Vancouver have possibly revealed that fan favourite X-Men villain Juggernaut might be putting in an appearance as well, though this is far from confirmed.
Deadpool 2 is expected to continue shooting until October 6th ahead of its theatrical release on June 1st, 2018.