• Brian Flinchbaugh

Deadpool 2 is Bringing New Characters to the Screen


Deadpool 2 is almost upon us! I know we’ve been consumed by Infinity War, but let’s take a moment to see what Deadpool 2 has in store for us.


Let’s focus on the new characters we’ll be introduced to, starting with Domino, being portrayed by Zazie Beetz. Domino’s most interesting power in the comics is the ability to telekinetically manipulate probability in her favor, giving her an advantage against her opponents. She’s also an expert marksman and martial artist.


Bedlam, played by Terry Crews, is able to scramble the neural responses of a living brain. In other words, he can make a person feel pain, sadness or fatigue.


Shatterstar has superhuman strength and speed, accelerated healing and the ability to generate shockwaves. He’ll be played by Lewis Tan.


Zeitgeist’s primary power? He can spew acidic vomit from his mouth. Don’t stand too close. Bill Skarsgard has the pleasure of playing this mutant.


Firefist, played by Julian Dennison, can psionically control and manipulate fire. He can also turn his body into flames.


Of course, the biggest new addition to the big screen is Cable, played by Josh Brolin (what a year he’s having) and is debuting as the villain in this movie. Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, is Cyclops and Jean Grey’s time-travelling son from the future. In the comics, he also possesses telepathy and telekinesis, as well as increased strength through his cybernetic body parts (including enhanced vision through his cybernetic eye).


This cast can be considered a preview of what X-Force will look like.


And don’t take for granted that there will be a third Deadpool movie. We know X-Force is happening, but Ryan Reynolds indicated through recent comments that there may be a lot left for Wade Wilson to do; though of course, he was far from shutting the door on the franchise.


And let’s not forget, Deadpool may very well be joining the MCU in the next few years, opening up vast new possibilities.


Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18. Look for it to finally knock Avengers: Infinity War out of the top spot.

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