As far as “Deadpool 2” goes, there is some more good news coming from the camp, namely for a major in the movie.
As of now, it has been revealed that actor Jack Kesy will be a part of the cast of Deadpool 2, serving as a major villain in the movie, though it hasn’t been confirmed exactly who that will be apart from some sources calling him “Black Bob” for the moment. This all comes after news has been relatively quiet, apart from Josh Brolin being cast as Cable and Leslie Uggams returning as Blind Al.
Something to consider is that in the comics, there is a real villain named “Black Tom Cassidy,” so it’s really not a stretch to suggest this could be the role, though the production crew may be using that name as a cover. Black Tom, in the comics, is a mutant with the power to bond with and project energy through plant life and create blasts with wooden objects.
The casting of Kesy is quite different from others for the film, because Kesy hasn’t quite had a breakthrough role in film, but this role might be just the one to do it. Kesy is most well known for playing as Gabriel Bolivar, or The Master in the horror drama series, The Strain. As opposed to casting Cable, which had other big name actors like Michael Shannon and Brad Pitt looking at and auditioning for the role before Brolin came in and won out in the end.
One perk of Kesy taking on the role is that he is a fairly new face in the industry for movies and as a result he might find himself having an easier time slipping into the role and working everything out for himself. He won’t have to worry about living up to the expectations of other actors who came before him in a similar role. This is made easier with the fact that he is starring in a war drama film called Horse Soldiers, set to be released in early 2018.
20th Century Fox has been responsible for the release of Deadpool and X-Men Apocalypse this year. Both movies have been extremely successful as far as the box office numbers go.
Deadpool was easily the more successful of the two movies that were released, but now the studio is working towards future movies in the franchise, the next one being the third movie in the Wolverine solo series. This movie will reportedly be Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the role of the titular character. Beyond that, there are several other projects being developed beyond the last Wolverine movie.
Currently, there are three different X-Men spinoffs in the works now, which are a Deadpool 2 film, a New Mutants film and Gambit, which actor Channing Tatum is still attached to. Interestingly enough, Simon Kinberg is set to begin working on the next main X-Men movie in the film series, and he even spoke on the schedule of what’s going to happen for future movies at the 2016 Saturn Awards.
Kinberg, who worked as the screenwriter and producer for X-Men: Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, praised director Josh Boone’s work on the script for New Mutants and added that he liked the script for Gambit and hoped that shooting for the movie would start early next year.
As far as the sequel to Deadpool, Kinberg suggested that would likely be shooting also early on in 2017 so it could be released that fall.