“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.
Over the past few weeks, the film’s marketing campaign has allowed us to get pretty familiar with the group and that continues today, with a brand new photo placing the spotlight 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.”
As you’ll see below, it’s hardly the most revealing shot, but we’re excited to have the actor join the franchise nonetheless, having already more than proven both his action and comedy chops thanks to his roles in The Expendables films and on television’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among others.
As for Wade’s motivation for creating the team in the first place, well, 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. And remember, you can secure your tickets over on Deadpool.com.
Source: Black Film