Morena Baccarin

‘Gotham’ Season 2 Promotes Morena Baccarin to Series Regular

‘Gotham’ Season 2 Promotes Morena Baccarin to Series Regular

Fox's Gotham has promoted actress Morena Baccarin to series regular for the upcoming second season. The actress joined the show in January's midseason premiere "Rogues Gallery" as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who met Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) while they were both working at Arkham Asylum. They were introduced shortly after Gordon broke things off with his fiancee Barbara (Erin Richards), and started dating each other shortly thereafter.

Of course, the actress signing on as a series regular is no guarantee that Leslie's romance with Jim will continue, but even if the romance dies, she still serves as the lead medical examiner for the Gotham City Police Department. The first season ended in quite a harrowing fashion for Leslie, since she tried to counsel Barbara after her encounter with the Ogre (Milo Ventimiglia), which ultimately lead to Barbara trying to kill Leslie. It remains to be seen how this will affect Leslie in Gotham Season 2.

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‘Deadpool’: Morena Baccarin Confirmed as Copycat?

‘Deadpool’: Morena Baccarin Confirmed as Copycat?

While it hasn't been officially confirmed that Deadpool has started shooting just yet, we now that some of the cast have arrived on the Vancouver, Canada set. T.J. Miller made his presence known this morning when he officially confirmed that he is playing sidekick and arms dealer Weasel. Later this afternoon, star Ryan Reynolds showed off the movie's cool logo. And now, Morena Baccarin is offering her own tease from the set, seemingly confirming that she will play Vanessa.

Who is Vanessa? Most assuredly, this love interest for Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson is fan-favorite from the Marvel comics Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle. She is also known by her Mutant name Copycat. A shapeshifter, the character was created by Fabian Nicieza and Joe Madureira and made her first-ever debut alongside Deadpool's first appearance in New Mutants #98. In the issue, we first meet Vanessa after she has shapeshifter into other fan-favorite character named Domino and infiltrated the X-Force, set on a mission to kill the mutant team's leader Cable. Her identity wasn't actually revealed until several years later during Marve's 'Flashback Month'. Copycat's full origin story was then told in the pages of Deadpool #1.

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‘Deadpool’ Movie Logo Revealed by Ryan Reynolds

‘Deadpool’ Movie Logo Revealed by Ryan Reynolds

20th Century Fox's Deadpool movie is just about to start shooting in Vancouver, with the cast ready and raring to go. Today, star Ryan Reynolds has unveiled the movie's logo, which is seen on the back of his chair on set. This was followed by star Morena Baccarin's own reveal, who has confirmed that her character, and Wade Wilson's love interest, is named Vanessa!

It's speculated that this Vanessa is actually Vanessa Carlyle. She is better known as Copycat, and made her debut alongside Deadpool's first known appearance in the Marvel comic book New Mutants #98. At the time of her original reveal, she was disguised as Domino. Domino is another character that has been rumored for the movie, but has not yet been confirmed.

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‘Deadpool’ Gets Morena Baccarin as the Female Lead

‘Deadpool’ Gets Morena Baccarin as the Female Lead

After testing earlier this month, actress Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead role in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. The actress was believed to be the front runner for the role, beating out others in contention such as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society).

While her character's exact identity wasn't revealed, Morena Baccarin will play a potential love interest for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), although she grapples with falling for a man with a disfigured face. The story centers on Wilson, an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but the operation backfires, leaving him twisted and scarred while also giving him super powers. Morena Baccarin joins a cast that also includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as an unknown comedic character and Ed Skrein as a mysterious character who may be the villain.

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‘Deadpool’: Four Actresses Are Testing; Who Are They?

‘Deadpool’: Four Actresses Are Testing; Who Are They?

Deadpool is on the hunt for it's female lead. It's being reported that Fox has lined up four actresses for the job, with test deals in place. The Marvel adventure stars Ryan Reynolds and will be directed by Tim Miller, who is best known for his VFX work. The movie has been in the planning stages for a number of years, and finally got the green light from Fox after test footage leaked on the internet. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing the screenplay.

Morena Baccarin is the first of two actresses believed to be the frontrunners for the role. She recently starred as the long-tormented wife of POW-turned-terrorist Brody on Showtime's Homeland. Genre fans know her for her work in the short-lived V reboot, and she has a recurring arc on Gotham. Next in line is Taylor Schilling, star of Netflix's breakout series Orange Is the New Black. The other two actresses mentioned for the role, which has not been disclosed, are Crystal Reed, known for her role on Teen Wolf, and Rebecca Rittenhouse, who gained quite a following for her Fox series Red Band Society.

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‘The Flash’ Gideon Voice Revealed as Morena Baccarin

‘The Flash’ Gideon Voice Revealed as Morena Baccarin

During last night's episode of The CW's Flash title "Power Outage", fans were introduced to new character Gideon, the A.I. personal assistant to S.T.A.R. Labs' Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Several wondered who voiced this mysterious addition to the series, who first appears when Wells is re-evaluating his plans for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), regarding the events that take place in the year 2024. Today, TV Line confirmed that Morena Baccarin was the one who provided the voice of Gideon.

It isn't known quite yet if Gideon will be appearing in future episodes. The actress will be introduced next year on another DC Comics series, Fox's Gotham, portraying Dr. Leslie Thompkins in a recurring role, with the potential to become a series regular in Season 2. Since she is only providing her voice for Gideon, it's possible that the actress may be able to pull off double duty, contributing to both shows at the same time.

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‘Gotham’ Casts Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins

‘Gotham’ Casts Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins

Morena Baccarin will recur on ‘Gotham’ as DC Comics character Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a friend of the Wayne's who starts working at Arkham.
‘Homeland’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Melissa McCarthy in ‘Spy’

‘Homeland’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Melissa McCarthy in ‘Spy’

The actress will play a deadly CIA spy in writer-director Paul Feig's action-comedy, which co-stars Jason Statham and Jude Law.