Deadpool 2: The Real Identity of The “Mystery Kid” Has Been Finally Revealed

Deadpool came like a breeze yet created a thunderstorm. It made Ryan Reynolds an ever bigger Hollywood star. He brought his A-game to the table and gave one of his best ever performance as Merc with the mouth. The movie made an obscene amount of money at the box office, to the tune of over $800 million while the cost of production was just $60 million. It became the highest-grossing R-rated movie and most profitable X-Men movie ever. Such huge success immediately paved the way for a sequel but with different director as Tim Miller left.

David Leitsch was hired to direct the sequel and he seems to have done a phenomenal job going by what has come out into the public domain. Here’s what he said:

“The success of the first film has given us license to explore opening up the world and actually being more provocative. That’s what people are going to expect. They did such an incredible job with the first film — I’m such a huge fan, that it’s exciting to get to play in that sandbox. The fun thing about Deadpool is, there are no rules. Look at the comic book series. There aren’t any rules. We break them! That’s what is fun”.

Deadpool 2 is supposed to carry on the success of the original Deadpool movie. Its trailer was released not long ago and we couldn’t be more confused. Why is Deadpool holding a paintbrush? Why is Cable so grumpy? Does Cable jerk off with his bionic arm? Is Terry Crews continuing his role from Brooklyn Nine-Nine?


And most importantly, who is the fat kid? While we may not have answers for each and every question, we might be sitting on something to answer at least one of them. The real identity of the Mystery Kid of Deadpool 2 has been finally revealed.

Deadpool 2 has a brand new ticket sales teaser and it has revealed the much-needed information about the mystery mutant kid of the Deadpool sequel. Julian Dennison plays the mutant kid in the movie. The young New Zealand Star has been known for his acting and humor chops in the H-Town.

His most well-known venture is the critically acclaimed Hunt for the Wilder people. After watching the movie, we knew Dennison has a quirk for humorous roles but is he in Deadpool 2 just to up the laugh quotient? Why is Cable after the kid then? Did the kid make a racist joke or something? Believe it or not, the Kid plays a very significant role in the movie as per the Ticket Sales Teaser.

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There has been a busload of fan theories as to who this mystery mutant might be. Some said the kid is a gender-swapped variation of Hope Summers aka the Mutant Messiah. Some said the Kid could be Nate Grey aka X-Man, a mutant with godlike psychic abilities. While looking at his knack for pyrokinetic, some said the Kid could be Kid Apocalypse, a childlike version of the First ever mutant and supervillain extraordinaire known as Apocalypse. All those theories have been proved false.

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The new teaser for Deadpool 2 is here and it shows a peculiar snippet of the movie showing the Kid’s true colors for everyone to see. While most of the trailer is old footage that everyone has seen, one scene, in particular, caught everyone’s attention. Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, in the said scene, is heard shouting “Russell”.

Wade is referring to the Mystery Kid then. Russell may have a lot of different character connections to the Marvel universe but since Deadpool is connected to the X-Men franchise, in particular, Russell can be narrowed down to one individual character.

Mystery Kid In Deadpool 2

Russell Collins aka Firefist was a late 80’s and early 90’s Fire Generating Mutant Russell was created for the X-Factor #1 of 1986 by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton. Firefist has been a member of the Acolytes, the New Mutants and the Mutant Liberation Front.

The Mystery Kid has only been seen in a few shots so far but the way the Kid manipulates flames, it is as clear as day as to who the kid might be. Kid Apocalypse could have been a close call for the Kid character in Deadpool 2 but all clues point otherwise.

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The Kid is indeed Firefist, someone so obscure and unsung it makes us flinch. Marvel has had a long history of creating characters just so they could kill them off but for the first time, a character came back from the comic book afterlife to star in Live Action movie.

Russell Collins died in X-Factor #42 and is clearly a product that Marvel doesn’t care about much. Deadpool has had along history of using and exploring characters that have been long forgotten and the publication house not giving a shit about. Deadpool 2 will continue the trend when the X-Force manages to break into the Theaters.

Hopefully, Firefist can do the sequel enough justice and make it a blockbuster on the same lines as its predecessor, the legendary 2016’s Deadpool.

But the two most bad-ass things that fans are looking forward to are Cable-Deadpool chemistry and formation of X-Force. Luckily, director David Leitsch has taken care of it and claims that tone of the movie is lifted straight out of Deadpool and Cable comics. Here is what he said:

“Cable has a really interesting and complex backstory. Obviously, no film could ever encapsulate the entire backstory, so I think we’ll find the first introduction is about who this character is. When you look at the Cable and Deadpool comic book series, you see how there is banter between them. Whether they are on opposite sides or not, they are definitely formidable to each other. One is frustrating to the other. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin is amazing. It’s not unlike what you see in the Cable and Deadpool series”.

As far as X-Force is concerned, the script-writers have said that it will be shown in the movie but not with the intent of setting up a spin-off. They said:

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“There is a responsibility we have towards the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2. Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.”

“We never want to let the tail wag the dog. We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.”

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Deadpool will release on May 16, 2018. It is directed by David Leitsch who have promised a sillier and edgier tone in the sequel. The Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is very excited about the movie and had this to say:

“The Game is afoot! Oh man, this could not be more exciting for the fans as well as for all the great talent bringing Deadpool 2 to life! Deadpool! Cable! Domino! Colossus! Fans, brace yourself, you have no idea all the awesome that is coming your way! The best news is that June 1 is closer today than it was yesterday!!”

The official plot description reads:

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy’s life.

But recently another synopsis has been released by Fox and its just epic. Read it below:

“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”.

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Bibhu Prasad

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