The Strain and Baywatch star Jack Kesy has joined the cast of the upcoming Deadpool sequel, Deadpool 2, as a mystery villain. According to the report, the role could be none other than Marvel villain Black Tom.
In the comics, Black Tom a.k.a. Thomas Cassidy, has the ability to manipulate, connect with and project energy through plant life. Cassdy is also related to the X-Men character Banshee who appeared in X-Men: First Class, played by Caleb Landry Jones. Kesy joins Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz who have been cast in the roles of Cable and Domino respectively.
Deadpool 2 is just one of the three X-Men related films that are coming out in 2018. First we got The New Mutants on April 13, 2018, followed by the Deadpool sequel in the summer and the year will end with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Jack Kesy, is set to come out on June 1, 2018. John Wick’s David Leitch is directing the untitled sequel, which was written Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first installment.
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big-screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focus on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Did I miss your favorite character? Well, let me know in the comment section why they should be included! So hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big-screen next!