Dammit, we are excited about the Deadpool movie and these potential casting calls could reveal a bunch of really great characters who may (or may not) be accompanying Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller as they give this insane character his own feature film.
The names below are all fake, but it doesn't take much to line up these descriptions to existing comic book characters. Simon could be Weasel, Deadpool's sidekick (actor TJ Miller has been whispered about online as a possible contender for this role). Moving on, I'm not sure who Lindsay is, but Shirlie seems like Blind Al. Any other ideas?
[RIDGE] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous, violent, vain, insecure and more than a bit of a dick…. but with a sense of humor. He is not a psychopath, he's practical but morally neutral—he doesn't enjoy torturing people, he just doesn't care. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[LINDSAY] Any ethnicity, 20s, attractive and worldly. Smart, tough, beautiful but a little bit broken. Nothing has ever been easy for her and she's developed a thick skin and cynical outlook. But she's not a victim—she may not have a great life but she's holding it together and does what she needs to get by. She's got a great sense of humor but it leans heavily towards irony and sarcasm. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SIMON] Any ethnicity, late 20s to early 40s. Quirky, great sense of humor. Smart, funny, but more than a little bit slippery. Fast talker, always looking to make a buck. He looks out for himself first and foremost, but reveals loyalty at the end of the day. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[SHIRLIE] African American, late 60s to early 80s. Worldly, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, dry, funny. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KATHY] Any ethnicity, early to mid teens. World weary, great sense of comedic timing, sarcastic, droll sense of humor. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS.
[KEREN] Any ethnicity, early 20s to late 30s. Serious, big, tough. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS
[ALBERT] Any ethnicity, early 30s to early 50s. Big, muscular, dangerous. ROLE REQUIRES THREE SERIES OPTIONS
Rumors have already circulated that Daniel Cudmore will be reprising his role of Colossus for the films (hence the character description being missing from this list).
The script is from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland and is slated for a February 12, 2016 release.