'Deadpool' Adds an Important Marvel Comics Character

'Deadpool' Adds an Important Marvel Comics Character
While many fans are expecting to see Deadpool at Comic-Con tomorrow, during 20th Century Fox's Hall H panel, the superhero adaptation has recently added a new cast member. Actress Leslie Uggams confirmed on her personal website that she has been cast as Blind Al in the superhero movie. The casting has yet to be confirmed by the studio, but the character could have an important role in Deadpool.

In the Marvel Comics, Althea, a.k.a. Blind Al, occasionally lives with Deadpool in his San Francisco abode known as "the Deadhut." She was formerly a U.K. intelligence officer who fought alongside Captain America in World War II. At one point, when Wade Wilson was a mercenary, before the Weapon X program, he was tasked with killing Blind Al in Zaire, but ended up killing everyone else but her. After the Weapon X program, when he turns into Deadpool, he kidnaps her,
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