“We’re going to form a super-duper fucking group. And we’ll call ourselves…X-Force!”
That’s Wade Wilson speaking there, who along with his ragtag group of crooks and time-traveling bandits are about to break new ground in Deadpool 2 with the formation of the X-Force. Like the Merc himself, the team are a Rob Liefeld creation, taking a more militaristic and aggressive approach to their enemies than those lily-livered, do-gooder X-Men.
They also take center stage – once again – in this new promo for the sequel (up above). Though made up mostly of recycled footage, it does give us another look at both the pic as a whole and the X-Force’s role in it – with a particular focus on Terry Crews’ Bedlam, a mutant with the “ability to create and project a bio-EM field. This has the effect of temporarily disabling any similarly powered technology in the vicinity.”
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As for Wade’s motivation for creating the team in the first place, according to director David Leitch, he just wants to do the right thing.
“Building a team in the classic style of all action movies, there’s great opportunity for conflict, but it’s not because he doesn’t want to. Maybe his fun, never-stop-talking personality is a little grating and people get tired of him. It’s not for lack of his good heart. At the end of the day, he wants to be a better person and do the right thing, and sometimes his thinking is flawed, like all of us.”
Also starring Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Karan Soni, Deadpool 2 has been scheduled for release on May 18th. The one-month countdown has begun, people! And remember, you can secure your tickets over on Deadpool.com.