Deadpool 2: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The X-Force

Fox Studios has recently released the second and maybe the final trailer for the upcoming Deadpool 2. The movie hits theatres on May 18, 2018, and the studio seems to be creating hype for the upcoming movie. Fans have religiously waited for the iconic Deadpool to get a sequel. Wade Wilson was an unsuspecting assassin who got involved in some very shady human experiment after he was diagnosed with inoperable. At death’s doorstep Wade took the only option he had, he voluntarily enrolled himself in human experiments. This lab was were Ajax *cough* FRANCIS *cough* tortured Wade for months on end forcing his body into a state of mutation. When Wade’s Body finally did mutate, his healing powers merged with cancer in his body making him Deadpool.

Deadpool’s enhanced healing factor enables him to survive all him of fatal injuries. Deadpool has survived being constantly gutted by Wolverine, being put into a Vat of acid by Deathstroke just to name a few. This cycle of undeath or rather curse of life has left the character with a cynical attitude towards life. He perceives all and sees all, most importantly Deadpool is aware of the fact that he is a comic character. We saw the fourth Wall breaks in the first trailer, but it seems that the second trailer was rolled out to showcase the story.


During the trailer of Deadpool 2, we see a bunch of mutants assemble themselves into a team for the purpose of keeping the mysterious Kid safe (presumably) from an enraged cable. When this unruly bunch of misfits come together (comprising of Deadpool, Colossus, Shatterstar ?, Domino, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Surge etc) in the movie Deadpool dubs them the X-force in his ideal fourth wall breaking style. To which a teammate replies, “Isn’t that a bit derivative”, and Deadpool goes,”Of course”. Classic DP.

However, fans will be glad to know that the story of the X-force is much deeper than they could have ever dreamed.

The first ever iteration of the team appeared in the New Mutants#88 as an anonymous group of mutants working in association with the X-men to the benefit of mutant rights. The interesting fact here is that this team was then given its independent series and dubbed the X-force with Cable as their Leader. Quite surprising considering the hints we received from the trailer itself which tries to dub him as the villain. This kid is the most crucial plot point of DP2’s plot.

Although the very fact that X-force is forming might be the biggest hint the trailer has dropped. It seems that cable will be the ally of Wade Wilson in this iteration of Fox’s Marvel universe. In the comics, The X-Force was a derivate team, a derivative of both the X-men and the New Mutants.  A reformed and refurbished version of the new mutants working as a hit squad for the X-Men. Willing to do what the x-men will never do, crossing the lines they did not. Perhaps this was the reason that after the departure of Rob Leifield from the original X-force resulted in the downfall of the original X-force team.


The X-force has always been a team of anti-heroes led by mutants such as Wolverine and Cable (apparently now Deadpool). X-force has always had a more hands-on approach to combat. The team of mutants that is usually on the X-force is a bunch that never shy away from “getting their hands dirty”.

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X-Force’s hardcore attitude and no bullshit approach is suited for an action intensive movie like Deadpool 2. All we have to do is wait and see what the movie makers do with the team on screen. Do they turn the Team into the one comic fans have adored in the old X-men books or do they showcase a bunch of action clips edited together and call it a movie. What? Don’t look at me like that. Fox has done it before. Remember X-men Origins: Wolverine. Arghhh, the mere thought gives me shudders. But the studio has Ryan Reynolds to attract crowds and Deadpool to hold the audience’s interest.

Deadpool 2 hits theatres on May 18, 2018, starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool.

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