I was a big fan of the first Deadpool. I was so pleased that Ryan Reynolds got another shot at a character he was honestly born to play. The comedic beats were perfect and the screenplay was better than the Marvel NOW reboot of the comic series (which I really wasn't into as Gwenpool was a better version of what it should have been, despite being a parody of it). In the latest trailer we got to see a glimpse of Deadpool's new team of super powered companions which he dubbed X-Force. To anyone not in the know it was a funny pun on X-Men, however X-Force is a group I'm well aware of, one incarnation of the team are my favourite group of anti-heroes. So, who is in Deadpool's?
Deadpool's group contains no heroes I am familiar with sadly, however some have most definitely been in X-Force before. We get both Colossus and Negasonic back as well as, so far, four(ish) more. You can see below the heroes that have been 'confirmed'.
Without knowing much more about these characters I can't really suggest what we can expect from this team of misfits but I'm sure it will be fantastic. Especially if Domino's romantic entanglement from the comics bleeds over to the screen and creates conflict within the group as they go up against Cable. Speaking of Romantic entanglements, it has been confirmed that Negasonic and Surge are girlfriends, which is kind of adorable.
A team I do know a lot about and would LOVE to see a film about is Uncanny X-Force. This team consists of Wolverine, Psylocke, Fantomex, Archangel and Deadpool. This version of X-Force was designed to be a covert arm of X-Men, that Wolverine kept quiet from Cyclops and Co. This is going to make me sound terrible but Uncanny X-Force was designed to answer the question I always had, why don't heroes kill the villains? They'd save so many lives, the bad guys always come back. Enter Uncanny X-Force.
Uncanny X-Force is a dark series, throwing morality into the world of heroes. It's the, would you kill infant Hitler if you could, kind of questions. In the first volume, the team have discovered that the super villain Apocalypse (seen cinematically as Oscar Isaac in Xmen: Apocalypse where we also saw a pretty good Psylocke played by Olivia Munn) has been reborn and, knowing what he will do in the future, set out to kill him before he grows to full power. Upon reaching him, finding he's a child, they cannot bring themselves to do the deed and decide to bring him in for re-education in the hope his destiny can be averted. Fantomex fires a kill shot, positive the future cannot be averted which creates a massive rift in the group going forward. There are five volumes in this series before it was rebooted in the Marvel NOW reshuffle and lead by Storm (which I know nothing about).
I sincerely recommend picking this title up. See below for a little more about the roster:
What do you think of the new team in Deadpool 2? Are you looking forward to the film from what you have seen of the trailers or maybe you've avoided them completely? Comment below or tweet us @ghoulishent.
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