One of the characters that was in the original Deadpool script but didn’t actually make it into the movie adaptation is Taskmaster. While director Tim Miller wanted to use the villain in the movie, the rights to the character had already reverted back to Marvel Studios by the time the project was green lit, so he had to go with another choice.
The identity of the villain who will be going up against the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool 2 is currently a mystery, but while speaking with IGN, star Ed Skrein revealed that he’d like to see Taskmaster as the antagonist of the follow-up:
“The Taskmaster is just you know, so fun. To see Taskmaster and Wade Wilson/Deadpool together is so funny – watching them play in the Daniel Way collection they have these incredible riffs. He’s a mercenary like Wade Wilson but he’s a mercenary without morals. The only redeeming factor of Deadpool is his morals, right? Taskmaster does not have those morals so he back-stabs and stuff like that. He’s a hilarious character, and he looks so cool, you know? The skull head, the hood, and his superpower is he can copy anyone’s fighting style; can you imagine that visually? If he fought Deadpool and started whipping things around and doing all the flips, and then he fought Wolverine? It would be phenomenal – he’s an incredible character.”
The Taskmaster is definitely an interesting choice and a character that many fans have been waiting to see on the big screen for a while now. He was actually supposed to get his very own standalone movie back in the day, which would have been directed by The Grey helmer Joe Carnahan, but those plans were eventually scrapped.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Taskmaster as the villain of the yet-to-be titled Deadpool sequel? If not, which Marvel comic book villain would you like to see instead of him? As always, sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.