After years of anticipation and fan outcry, 20th Century Fox finally commissioned a solo “Deadpool” movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Released on Valentine’s Day weekend of 2016, the R-rated X-Men spin-off grossed over $780 million (via Box Office Mojo) and was the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time upon release (it became since surpassed by “Joker” and its $1 billion win). In the film, Wade Wilson (Reynolds) is a mercenary who is diagnosed with cancer. In order to stay alive, he undergoes an experimental procedure that attempts to reveal the potential mutations within him. The proceedings are led by Ajax (Ed Skrein), who takes the opportunity to torture Wilson. Joining Ajax is super-powered Angel Dust, played by actress Cara Dune.
Angel Dust is one of the main villains in Deadpool. Speaking to Screen Rant, Carano opened up about how she knew director Tim Miller before the film was announced. Shortly after it was confirmed that the film would go into production, the director personally called Carano to see if she would be interested in joining the X-Men universe. “He called me and he was like, ‘Hey, I have this role for you. I don’t know if you care. But it’s yours if you want it. ‘ Karano said.
Carano’s tenure with the Deadpool franchise seems to be over as Angel Dust hasn’t been brought back for Deadpool 2. After making an impression with superheroes, the martial artist-turned-actor journeyed to a galaxy far, far away and joined The Mandalorian, although it remains to be seen how Cara Dune will be treated in future episodes.