Superhero movies are everywhere. But between the three shared universes and their respective small screen projects, it can be hard to separate upcoming films from other installments in the genre. And then there’s Deadpool, which destroyed expectations for both superhero movies and R-Rated blockbusters. With the highly anticipated sequel is currently in development, rumors and fan theories seem to be in constant flux. The latest of these involved Deadpool’s future team X-Force, with rumors claiming the team’s casting will be announced during Deadpool 2‘s post credits scene. But now it looks like that was bogus.
Well, that’s certainly cut and dry. It looks like the X-Force won’t be introduced in the credits, like the announcement of Cable’s inclusion at the end of the first Deadpoolmovie. Case closed.
The contents of Deadpool 2 are still very much under wraps, so these types of rumors will likely continue until a more concrete sense of the film’s contents are available. While Deadpool director Tim Miller originally revealed that the formation of the X-Force would be a major plot point, there have been some major changes and shakeups, including David Leitch replacing Miller as director.
Forming the X-Force would be a major departure from the original Deadpool film, which was rather small in regards to scale. This is part of what made the movie such a game changer for the genre; Deadpool focused on one singular mission and a small cast, filling in the gaps with flashbacks and Wade Wilson’s asides to the camera. But adding an entire team of mutants would make the film feel like the X-Men franchise proper, which has been considerably less well received.
Then again, if the same irreverence and self-awareness from the first film continues on to Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds and company can likely include whichever assortment of characters that they want. The first film was a welcomed breath of fresh air into the superhero genre, so if Deadpool 2 sticks to its roots, it should find similar success critically and financially.
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