Will the fabled Hope Summers factor into Deadpool 2? It’s the piping hot theory currently doing the rounds online, and today, CBM has compiled a new report that will only fan the flames of speculation.
Citing the sequel’s delightful little teaser trailer that screened before Logan back in March, CBM seems to have identified a rather cute Easter egg that’s sprayed onto the interior of Wade Wilson’s
personal changing room phone booth. It says the word “Hope!” and nothing else, but considering that the defaced frame also reads, “Nathan Summers, coming soon,” ardent fans have theorized that this is much more than just a throwaway reference to Nathan’s foster child.
Held up as the mutant messiah (sorry, Magneto), Hope Summers has a storied history in the X-Men comics. After inheriting the iconic Phoenix Force – expect that mystical ability to feature quite prominently in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Hope becomes a force to be reckoned with, leaving the fate of mutantkind in her hands as Earth braces for another apocalyptic event. In order to circumvent the end of days, Cable (Josh Brolin) travels back in time to meet Hope as a child. With the mutant population dwindling, her arrival is celebrated as something of a catalyst to jump-start the birth rate for those with special abilities.
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And that, in a nutshell, is the moral conundrum surrounding the character of Hope Summers. But the real question is whether she’ll have a role to play in Deadpool 2. This all started after Ryan Reynolds unveiled a full-body shot of Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) decked out in costume – a costume which featured a cute little teddy bear.
There are those who believe this particular fan theory is merely clutching at straws, and both the teddy bear and aforementioned Easter egg are a means of fleshing out Cable as a character, rather than signaling the introduction of his surrogate daughter.
One way or another, all will be revealed once Deadpool 2 slinks into theaters on June 1st, 2018 – assuming the relentless onslaught of set photos doesn’t spoil any surprises, that is.