To be clear, Joey King’s horror movie career has not been completely thankless, as she did play a member of the Perrons in The Conjuring when she was 14. In fact, her character, Christine, is probably the one child whose suffering due her family’s haunting appears the most visible in James Wan’s 2013 “fact-based” thriller. Well, you know what they say: “if you can’t beat them, join them.”
That is, essentially, what happens to Moonbeam – a young, aspiring actress whose murder unleashed her mutant abilities, including communicating with the deceased, regrowing severed limbs, and eternal life (or, more accurately, the state of being undead). This would earn her a spot on the X-Force team, which was brought to the big screen in Deadpool 2 and, hopefully, again in future installments. That being said, Dead Girl could be Joey King’s ticket to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3, as I feel she gives off the right amount of adventurous spunk to pull off the role.