According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has hired actor Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) to play a major Deadpool 2 villain in the upcoming sequel. The unofficial word is that Kesy is portraying the Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy, who first appeared in the Chris Claremont-penned “Uncanny X-Men” #101 in 1976. A frequent foe of both the X-Men and Deadpool, his main ability is to project energy through plant life and wooden objects.
Kesy will next be seen opposite Bruce Willis in Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake, as well as co-starring with Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon in Horse Soldiers.
Deadpool 2 is set to introduce two key characters from the X-Force world, including Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Cable (Josh Brolin), the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Leslie Uggams will return as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus. It’s also been confirmed that both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3 are being planned as separate follow-ups to Deadpool 2.
John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds is again serving as a producer on Deadpool 2 alongside X-Men franchise caretakers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
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