Now there’s word that three other members from the militant mutant team will appear in Deadpool 2: Sunspot, Feral and Shatterstar.
If you thought Deadpool 2 couldn’t get more exciting than it already is, a new rumor has surfaced that may change your mind. Fox is expanding the X-Men universe with it, New Mutants, #DarkPhoenix and X-Force. Unlike the former three, X-Force has been surrounded in mystery for a long time.
In fact, the only things we know about it is that Deadpool and Cable will be part of the film’s roster and that Deadpool 2 will be involved in teasing the film in some capacity, a detail revealed last year by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick:
“There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into ‘Deadpool 2’ and then setting up ‘X-Force’ and beyond. Its purpose is not to set up ‘X-Force’. It will likely set up ‘X-Force’, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.”
Last year, reports emerged that Fox was planning a third Deadpool film that would include the X-Force team featured alongside the merc with a mouth. Surprisingly, while Deadpool 2 (June 1, 2018), The New Mutants (April 13, 2018) and Dark Phoenix (November 2, 2018) were all recently given new release dates, X-Force is still waiting in the wings. There have been recent reports that both Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and the recently-cast Cable (Josh Brolin) will headline the X-Force movie together.
As for the mutants themselves, Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it for use as physical strength, Feral is a cat-like mutant with sharp claws, fangs, pointed ears, a prehensile tail, as well as acute senses including enhanced strength, agility, reflexes, coordination, speed, balance, and endurance paired along with an enhanced healing capability. Shatter star has superhuman physical and mental attributes such as strength, speed, strength, speed, reflexes, agility, flexibility, stamina, senses and intelligence.