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This may come as a total shock to you – but I am a big Marvel comic books fan. I’m kidding – that should not shock you. And if it does, well then you just don’t know me well enough yet. Stick around and you will figure me out. Over the years I have collected a lot of comic books, but X-Force has always been in my top 5. My favorite run is probably volume 3, which was 2008 to 2010, or Uncanny X-Force, which was the one right after that. The teams were amazing and filled with some of my favorite characters.
In the final Deadpool 2 trailer, he introduces us to the X-Force team that we will see come to the big screen alongside him. While it is lacking some of my favorites like Wolverine, Psylocke, and X-23 (will we see them, maybe?!?! Likely not due to pesky rights….), 20th Century Fox selected some of the best. Bedlam, Domino, and Shatterstar (and Peter) are confirmed in this trailer, but there are still a couple mystery members. Although I think I have them figured out.
Bedlam will be played by Terry Crews (although I was totally hoping he would be George Washington Bridge but, I will survive). He is a new-ish addition to the X-Force, so clearly 20th Century Fox is pulling from all sorts of story lines here – which I can dig. He is super strong and can affect the human brain’s neural chemistry. Making him a pretty cool character if you ask me.
Domino is played by Zazie Beetz, who I adore in the show Atlanta. If you have never seen it, you are missing out. Anyways, she has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters, so I was excited to see her. Her power? Basically she is lucky. Like REALLY lucky. She can basically escape any situation unscathed. In the final trailer, Deadpool tries to convince us that luck is not a super power. But trust me, it is. Domino always comes in handy on the X-Force missions and I cannot wait to see her in action on the big screen!
Shatterstar is part of the original X-Force line-up, and a pretty badass dude. He is more or less just a really strong fighter. In the comics he has a little bit of history with Cable, as Mojo took them both captive at the same time. But that is a story for another day. One of my favorite storylines is when he and Rictor start dating. I just love them together in the comics so maybe, just maybe, he will meet his boyfriend in this movie. Shatterstar is played by Lewis Tan in Deadpool 2.
Peter, played by Rob Delaney, doesn’t have any powers. As he explains in the trailer, he just saw the ad. This is a classic Deadpool move to bring him in. He kind of reminds me of Deadpool’s friend Bob that hangs around throughout many of the comics, and was even referenced in the first film. He could also be Peter Wisdom – who is a mutant and a spy in the comics – just saying!
Of course we know Bill Skarsgard is part of the team, but we still have not been given a name for him. Based on his costume, I am willing to bet he is Zeitgeist whose ability is basically puking acid. Seems right up a Deadpool movie’s alley, doesn’t it? He was killed pretty quickly in the comics but I hope he sticks around a little longer in the film. We also see (who I can only guess is) Surge again, without confirmation. Her ability is pretty cool – she absorbs electricity and then can discharge it at will. I am looking forward to seeing her kick some butt!
Go ahead and watch my reaction to the final Deadpool 2 trailer. I promise you it is entertaining – I even dance a little bit. I couldn’t help it. The music took me over.
See, I told you it would be fun to watch! This trailer is everything! I especially enjoyed the Thanos and DCU references – and of course the reference to Josh Brolin’s role in The Goonies. Now get ready to see Deadpool 2 in theaters on May 18th – you really do NOT want to miss this one!
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.