Karan Soni and Leslie Uggams are returning to Marvel’s Deadpool franchise to play Dopinder and Blind Al, respectively, in Deadpool 3!
Casting announcements for Deadpool 3 are heating up, and today we’ve learned Karan Soni (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Deadpool) and Leslie Uggams (Roots, Black Girl) will return for Wade and Wolverine’s wacky adventure! Soni plays Dopinder, Wade’s driver-turned-friend and eager sidekick, while Uggams plays Blind Al, Wade’s roommate, and confidant. They join Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, and Matthew Macfadyen for the highly anticipated Marvel threequel.
Corrin’s character remains a mystery, though we know she’ll star in a villainous role. As for Macfadyen, the Succession actor’s role has yet to be confirmed. However, sources say he’ll play a “third wheel” character to Wade and Wolverine.
Shawn Levy will be entering the franchise with this entry as the director. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will write the screenplay, who will work from a previous draft by Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin. Also, this being the first Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of Deadpool, Kevin Feige will join the project as a producer along with Reynolds and Levy.
Plot details for this film are not yet known and will be kept secret in true Marvel fashion. Not only will this be the first time the rated R property will be working within the official Marvel Studios brand, but this marks a surprise performance by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine since he donned the claws for the James Mangold-directed Logan. Addressing fans, Reynolds and Jackman said the events of Deadpool 3 would not change the outcome of Logan, in which the Canadian superhero died during the film’s finale.
Dopinder and Blind Al’s return to the franchise should be music to the ears of Deadpool fans. Although their screen time was brief, both characters added plenty of laughs and heart to the R-rated superhero romp. I wonder if either will play a more significant role in future events. Will Dopinder be upgraded to a proper weapon-wielding sidekick? Will the cantankerous Blind Al use her charm and marksmanship to put bad guys in their place? How will either character react to the heated bromance between Deadpool and Wolverine? I have so many questions and look forward to seeing how this all shakes out.
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