Last month when the first trailer for Deadpool 2 arrived online, we caught our first glimpse of what has now been confirmed as X-Force, with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Zazie Beetz (Domino) joined by three mystery mutants.
We’ve since learned that Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is playing Bedlam, with Bill Skarsgard (It) as an as-yet-unrevealed character, and now Iron Fist and Into the Badlands actor Lewis Tan has confirmed via Instagram that he’s also part of the team (second from right on the above image) and is portraying Shatterstar.
Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Shatterstar made his first appearance in The New Mutants #99 in 1991 and has since went on to featuring mainly in Marvel’s X-Force title. Shatterstar is a genetically engineered time traveller from the planet Mojoworld who is sent back in time to Earth to get the X-Men’s help in defeating the tyrant Mojo. Instead, he meets Cable, Domino and the New Mutants, who promise to assist him, and he goes on to become a founding member of the X-Force team.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider), Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Bill Skarsgard (It) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 15th 2018 in the UK and May 18th in North America.