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!).


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


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?