It really wouldn’t be much of a Deadpool movie without the Merc with a Mouth mocking his fellow castmates, both on screen and off. But as the title character pointed out in the first film, there wasn’t much of a budget for a lot of X-Men characters. With Deadpool being a box office smash, fans are expecting the sequel to be bigger and better. That means they’ll have to introduce new characters for even more hilarious mockery and insults.
We’re expecting to see Cable and Domino in the film, but their roles have not been cast yet. However, in a new interview with screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, it’s confirmed that Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will also be making a return. The two scribes also spoke about how they will work Cable into the film, despite his rather confusing timeline. Check out what they had to say below.
Reese and Wernick spoke to Collider about the news. On the return of Colossus and Negasonic, they could not elaborate on the size of their role but said they would be making an appearance in the sequel:
Wernick: “I can’t say how much they are…”
Reese: “I think we can say. Yeah, they’ll be in the sequel.”
Wernick: “Yeah, they’ll make at least an appearance.”
Colossus and Negasonic may not be the most well-known members of the X-Men, but the banter they had with Deadpool fueled all the laughs, with the former trying to dispense some wisdom and the latter taunting because of his age. Of course, let’s not expect them to have a huge role in the film, especially since the sequel will introduce new characters. Plus, Wernick’s statement doesn’t give us much confidence that the two characters for the same amount of screentime. If anything, Deadpool will just make fun of them again.
As for Cable, Wernick says they are still in the process of writing the character while also trying to find the right actor:
“It’s intimidating because we have to find his voice, and we don’t have an actor yet so we don’t know who we’re writing for. Most screenwriting happens without cast in place, but sequels it’s a little bit different and it’s likely that part will get cast, and we’ll get to continue writing it and honing it for that actor, which I think is a good thing. There’s been so many diverse people that have been brought up as possibilities for Cable, and who have not been brought up but we’re considering. And that, much like with Ryan [Reynolds], that decision will greatly impact his cadences, his rhythms. And we’ll certainly make him like he is in the comics, and we’ll certainly be faithful, but I do think that voice will inform us quite a bit.”
Reese chimed in saying that they wanted to continue the success of Deadpool by staying true to the characters.
Then Wernick added this interesting tidbit about addressing Cable’s rather complex backstory:
“So with Cable, he’s got such a convoluted past, and such a convoluted origin story that I think we’re going to try to leave that, not mysterious, but there are a lot of twists and turns, cloning and all this stuff where you go, “Oh my God. How do we get that across in a two hour movie?” I think we’re going to distill him down to his essence. It will be authentic and faithful, but it’s not going to include the 18,000 details if you were going to read a Wikipedia page about Cable you’d roll your eyes.”
Adapting a character for a film is never easy, especially since fans are always on the lookout for what they left out or what they added in. Wernick’s approach is probably best for the film, and it’s tone. The film will most likely focus on the contentious relationship between the two, and really, that’s what the fans want to see.
[Source: Collider (Colossus and Negasonic) | Collider (Cable)]