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Meet the characters of Deadpool 2

by Brandon Russell | April 20, 2018April 20, 2018 11:00 am PST

The final trailer for Deadpool 2 has been released, introducing fans to the X-Force team and Peter, who is just some everyday schlub. What’s notable about the new footage is it gives us an idea of what the movie will be about. Apparently, Cable wants to eliminate a mutant kid, but we don’t know why.

While many questions remain unanswered, we at least have a better idea of who will be in the film. Characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are returning from the first movie. But there are a lot of new faces, including Bedlam (Terry Crews) and Shatterstar (Lewis Tan).

Here are the confirmed characters in Deadpool 2. Hopefully, we’ll see a reprisal of Deadpool’s hilarious take on Bob Ross, the legendary TV host and painter. Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18.

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds): The Merc With a Mouth is back, and he’s as snarky as ever. It’s unclear why he wants to protect the mutant kid, but it must be important enough for him to put his neck on the line. The first movie was all about revenge—Deadpool 2 changes the stakes, we just don’t know what those stakes are.

Cable (Josh Brolin): A cybernetic mutant soldier who is hellbent on destroying a young mutant. And he time-travels! Judging by the trailer, Cable has an imposing physical presence and the skills necessary to challenge Deadpool. He also seems to be a psychological match for the quick-witted Deadpool. “You’re just a clown dressed up as a sex toy,” Cable says to Deadpool. Harsh.

Russell (Julian Dennison): A mysterious mutant who is found imprisoned in some kind of futuristic Guantanamo Bay. Presumably, the contraption around his neck prevents him from using his powers. When he does unleash, he’s able to propel a powerful burst of energy. His importance is unclear, but he’ll be a centerpiece of the plot.

Domino (Zazie Beetz): As the trailer reveals, Domino is very lucky. Which doesn’t in an of itself sound like a superpower, but it allows her to avoid bodily harm in deadly situations. And despite what Deadpool says, her lucky power is very cinematic.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand): Making her return (now with more hair), Negasonic Teenage Warhead seems to have matured beyond her blasé persona of the first film. And she has a new friend now other than Colossus.

Colossus (Stefan Kapičić): A big steel beast who has no sense of humor. He’s like the metallic version of Hulk.

Bedlam (Terry Crews): Not much is known about Bedlam. In the comics, he has the ability to disable EM-powered equipment and scan for energy fields. Later, he gained the ability to scramble a person’s neural chemistry, which would no doubt come in handy against Cable.

Shatterstar (Lewis Tan): First of all, Shatterstar has the best costume in the movie. That hair is so good! In the comics, Shatterstar has an accelerated healing factor and the ability to create teleportation portals through his swords.

Blind Al (Leslie Uggams): Deadpool’s elderly roommate who doesn’t put up with any nonsense.

Dopinder (Karan Soni): Dopinder had a silly arc in the first movie and returns again for an expanded role as Deadpool’s dedicated taxi driver.

Vanessa (Morena Baccarin): Introduced in the first film, Vanessa returns as Deadpool’s fiancée.

Peter (Rob Delaney): There’s nothing special about Peter. He’s just some guy who saw Deadpool’s X-Team ad. Expect Peter to die a horrible death.

Surge (Shiori Kutsuna): Kutsuna appears in the trailer in a mysterious role we think is Surge, a character with the ability to generate and manipulate electricity.

Chamber (Bill Skarsgård): Another character who hasn’t officially been named, so we’re merely guessing. In the comics, Chamber the telepathic abilities.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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