‘Deadpool 2’: Talks Of Varied New Mutant Abilities And ‘X-Men’ Crossover

Deadpool was a large hit at the box office, and now Deadpool 2 is already in the works by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. In the first movie, there was a lot of wisecracking, gore, sex, and violence, most of which entailed the Merc with the Mouth.

However, mutant abilities weren’t all that strong in the movie. The prime powers demonstrated were Wade’s healing factor and the impressive “revving up” of the multi-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her impressive pyrotechnic ramming speed.


Deadpool 2 writers and producers revealed a variety of mutant powers in the sequel, and there seems to be a focus on diverse abilities, according to Cinema Blend.

“I do think that’s fair to say you’re going to get some more fun powers, and we don’t like to… I guess the best way to say it is that we like to see diverse mutant powers. So, I don’t think you’ll see like five strong characters, you know, super strong characters in the sequel. I think you’re going to see people with a diverse range of powers.”

This looks to have been demonstrated already in Deadpool, with Ed Skrein’s Ajax and Gina Carano’s Angel Dust, which didn’t have eye candy-like abilities that could bedazzle audiences.

Of course, Deadpool 2 is said to have the time-traveling mutant Cable in it, and he is a very strong mutant with telekinetic and telepathic abilities. He’s a genetic mix of Scott Summers/Cyclops and of Jean Grey’s clone, who are both mutants. It will be interesting to see how his powers will be demonstrated.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s comic book rendition had the ability to be precognitive and telepathic. She was killed as a teenager during an attack on her entire race. Her real name in the comics was Ellie Phimister, and when Kitty Pryde found out her code name, like Deadpool, she thought it was quite a mouthful stating, “Wow, we really have run out of names.” Deadpool had his own explicit response in the movie.

Regarding Deadpool and the encounter with the X-Men and Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, writers Reese and Wernick spoke about a possible crossover, according to a report at Blastr. They hinted at minimal connections between the two movie franchises, however, there will likely not be an immersive crossover experience. Reese gave an explanation that was comparable to the Iron Man movies.

“If you look at the ‘Iron Man’ model they had two ‘Iron Man’ [movies] before they had an ‘Avengers,’ and if left up to us, I think that would be a very prudent path.”

Then there’s the era to consider between X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Deadpool takes place in present day, so Wernick seemed to infer a challenge in scribing such a movie write-up.

“The second issue at hand is the X-Men universe timeline. The X-Men series is currently set in the 1980s, Deadpool, is set three decades later in our present day.”

Also, the Deadpool franchise shouldn’t merge “sandboxes” in haste, as there is some catching up that would be needed. Writer Simon Kinberg is said to oversee the X-Men universe.

“But [‘X-Men’ producer] Simon [Kingberg’s] more the keeper of that universe and maybe we’ll see more X-Men playing in Deadpool’s sandbox and probably Deadpool playing in their sandbox at some point.”

Last year, Kinberg addressed the mixing of the two, citing that they would all come together, telling a “sort of massive story,” according to Cinema Blend.


Wernick continued to mention how it’s nice that 20th Century Fox now has two franchises in one even though he thinks Deadpool stands alone.

Deadpool is currently in theaters and stars Ryan Reynolds as the leading man as he saves the girl, helps the X-Men, and stars in his own end-credits scene, so stay until the end.

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