DEADPOOL fans have been delighted to discover that the ultimate comic-book anti-hero will be back – and will be bringing friends as part of a new X Force movie.
Fans who went to see the final Wolverine film Logan were surprised with a teaser clip for the upcoming Deadpool 2 before the movie started – confirming that the merc with the mouth would be returning.
Now, X-Men series producer-and-writer Simon Kinberg has revealed that Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, is joining the X-Force in a brand new growth of Fox’s Marvel Universe.
He said: “We are working hard on New Mutants, ‘Gambit’ with Channing Tatum, ‘Deadpool 2’ and the new ‘X Force’ movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters.”
Eagle-eyed fans of the teaser trailer spotted that Cable’s real name – Nathan Summers – was written on the wall of the telephone booth the superhero is getting changed in, along with the words ‘Coming soon’.
Cable has yet to be seen on screen, but is an former mercenary and government agent who possesses psychic abilities including telepathy and telekinesis.
Actors in the frame to play the role include Pierce Brosnan, Bloodline’s Kyle Chandler, Jon Hamm,
Colossus and Domino have also been confirmed to be appearing in the film.
“Its purpose is not to set up ‘X-Force’. It will likely set up ‘X-Force’, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on movie three.”
He added: “We want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognisant about making sure that ‘Deadpool’ is above all a ‘Deadpool’ movie.”
‘The Grey’ director-and-writer Joe Carnahan and Reynolds have been penning the ‘X-Force’ script together, before the 40-year-old Canadian actor begins shooting his return as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in June.
The X-Force black ops group has at times featured Wolverine, Psylocke, Cyclops, Deadpool himself, Domino, Cable and Colossus among many other characters.
via The Sun