Lewis Tan who plays Shatterstar in Deadpool 2 has attributed DC Comics and specifically Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman for giving him and his family its start.
Tan is no stranger to comic book properties. The actor whose previous credits include the Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist is stepping onto the silver screen as Shatterstar, the Marvel mutant hero who is a product of bio-engineering from an other-dimensional world. He is also the son of actor and stuntman Philip Tan who faced off against Michael Keaton’s Batman as a sword-wielding baddie.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Tan was asked about his martial arts background and family history when he dished on his father’s appearance in the classic Batman film:
“I kind of owe it to DC and Batman in a way because they kind of brought my family here into the business. They gave my father a huge start. He was national champion of gymnastics and taekwondo in England. He got one of his first starts on Batman. He was the fight choreographer and did a lot of the crazy stunts.”
Tan then went on to liken the similarities of his role in the new Deadpool film to his father’s performance in Burton’s Batman flick :
“[He was] the goon that flips over the fence, lands with the swords and pull them out. Now it comes full circle because I’m doing the same type of thing. Then Batman kicks him in the face.”
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.
After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on May 18, 2018.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now 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!