Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch Cast in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Two new actors have been added to the cast of the X-Men spin-off focusing on Hugh Jackman's character of Wolverine:

First, Ryan Reynolds - fresh off modest hit Definitely, Maybe - will make an appearance as Deadpool in the film.

The 31-year-old Canadian actor will star as "a high-tech mercenary known for his wisecracks, black humor, and satirical pop-culture references (thanks, Wikipedia!).

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Meanwhile, Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch will play Gambit (Remy LeBeau) in the movie.

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Kitsch will be joining Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth), Danny Huston (William Stryker), Lynn Collins (Silver Fox) and Reynolds (Deadpool). in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which opens nationwide on May 1, 2009.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Quotes

Victor Creed: Do you even know how to kill me?
Logan: I'm gonna cut your goddamn head off. See if that works.

William Stryker: My name is Major William Stryker. You boys tired of running? Tired of denying your true nature?
Victor Creed: Why do you care?
William Stryker: Oh I care. I care because I know how valuable you are. I'm putting together a special team, with special privileges. So tell me, how would you like to really serve your country?