Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling and Homeland's Morena Baccarin have emerged as the frontrunners to feature opposite Ryan Reynolds in the planned X-Men spin-off movie, Deadpool.

The Green Lantern star is preparing to reprise the role of the comic book killer, aka Wade Wilson, following his appearance in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and now producers are narrowing down their wishlist for the leading female part.

Teen Wolf actress Crystal Reed and The Red Band Society's Rebecca Rittenhouse are also in the mix, in addition to Vikings star Sarah Greene and Arrow's Jessica De Gouw, reports

Deadpool will be directed by Tim Miller and filming is scheduled to begin in March (15).