The first Deadpool movie surprised audiences with how well it handled the title character, taking both the serious and comedic aspects of the film’s source material and crafting one of the best comic adaptations to date. Not only did Ryan Reynolds do justice to Deadpool, but the film’s supporting characters fit well into the world that director Tim Miller brought to the big screen. Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead played exceptional “straight men” to Deadpool’s madness, and many fans hoped to see them return for the sequel in some capacity.
Speaking to Collider, Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that both Colossus and Negasonic will show up in the sequel. Fans may want to keep their expectations tempered, however.
WERNICK: I can’t say how much they are…
REESE: I think we can say. Yeah, they’ll be in the sequel.
WERNICK: Yeah, they’ll make at least an appearance.
It’s possible that the mutants’ roles in Deadpool 2 may still be in flux, considering that the movie is still in pre-production. From the sound of Wernick’s comment, it’s likely that they may either only appear in a single scene or short sequence, but this could still change before the movie begins filming.
It makes sense that Colossus and Negasonic would have a smaller part in the sequel. The focus of the film will be on Deadpool and Cable, after all, and the filmmakers wouldn’t want to diminish the screen time available for that pair in order to shoehorn supporting characters into a bigger role. However, it’s important to remember that Colossus has spent some time as a member of X-Force and Negasonic’s powers in Deadpool were borrowed from Cannonball (a founding member of X-Force). If they remain popular in Deadpool 2 and have some on-screen chemistry with Cable and Domino, they might turn up in larger roles in the upcoming X-Force movie.
Deadpool fans are probably happy to hear this news. Even if they enjoyed the guest mutants from the first movie, the main draw to the franchise is Deadpool himself, and he may not be best served by having the same supporting cast to pop up in every film. By preventing the movie from turning into Deadpool and the X-Men, the writers leave open the possibility of more cameos and team-ups in the future.