by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Just days after Bryan Singer cast unknown actress Lana Condor as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, Tim Miller has done the same and cast a relative newbie as an obscure mutant character in his upcoming Deadpool film.
Brianna Hildebrand has nabbed the role of teenage mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead according to The Hollywood Reporter. The character was an original creation of writer Grant Morrison on his New X-Men run. She was introduced and summarily killed early in his run.
It’s unknown at this time how much of the character will transfer from page to screen. The comic book version was a pale Goth kid with precognitive and telepathic powers. It is being reported that Hildebrand is currently going through stunt training, so it’s a good bet that NTW will do more than just sit on the sidelines and mess with people’s minds.
Deadpool will be Hildebrand’s first major role. She was part of Annie Undocumented, a web series that won the 2014 New York TV Festival for Best Web Series.
Filming is currently under way in Vancouver with Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and Morena Baccarin among others.