‘Deadpool 2’ Receives Backlash Over [SPOILER’S] Death

Deadpool 2 X-Force FoxWarning: This article contains spoilers for Deadpool 2.

Deadpool 2 has been on the receiving end of mostly positive reviews since its release last weekend, and though the film got away with killing off a number of characters, one in particular hasn’t been sitting so well with fans.

The character in question is Deadpool’s girlfriend Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin. Vanessa, who played a prominent role in the first film, is killed in the opening minutes of the sequel, the inciting incident which drives Wade Wilson’s story throughout the remainder of the movie. Fans have been accusing writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of “fridging” Vanessa, a term commonly used in comic fandom when a female character is killed off solely in service of a male hero’s narrative arc. The response has been so negative, the writers issued a response when the topic came up in an interview.

Check out some of the reactions below:

Of course, if you’ve seen Deadpool 2, then you know Vanessa, along with others, are brought back from the dead after Wade travels back in time during the end credits. Does that help mitigate the issues fans have with the way the character was killed? What did you think of Vanessa’s death? Let us know in the comments!

Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al,  and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.

Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters!

5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’

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Josh Brolin Cable Deadpool 2Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.

Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.

Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.

Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!

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Traise Rawlings

Contributing Writer. Traise collects too many comic books, blu-rays, and comic book art. To be honest, he collects too much of everything.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    Wow some people will never be happy.