How Negasonic Teenage Warhead Has Changed In Deadpool 2

Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool 2

While most X-Men enjoy using their special abilities to protect the world, Negasonic Teenage Warhead couldn't have been any more apathetic about being a superhero in Deadpool. Still, she was among the many highlights in the Merc with the Mouth's first solo movie, and Brianna Hildebrand is reprising the explosive young mutant next year in Deadpool 2. Aside from the quick shot of her above shown in the Bob Ross-themed Deadpool 2 footage released today, we've barely heard anything about what to expect from Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the sequel, but according to Stefan Kapicic, who plays Colossus, she'll have graduated from apprentice to full-fledged X-Man. Kapicic revealed:

She's progressing, as you can see. She is not my trainee anymore. She definitely has approached the new level of X-Men as you can see. Even the haircut, all of the characters...the good thing is we have upgraded on so many levels.

In Deadpool, Negasonic Teenage Warhead accompanied Colossus when they went to recruit Wade Wilson into the X-Men, but it was made perfectly clear that she couldn't care less about his redemption and was more comfortable giving him grief. You know, like teenagers often do. It's doubtful her attitude will have changed much when we reunite with her in Deadpool 2, but as Stefan Kapicic informed THR, she'll be considered Colossus' equal rather than his student. Evidently such a transition is commemorated with a new uniform and haircut.

In contrast with the Negasonic Teenage Warhead from the comics, who has telepathic and precognitive abilities, Brianna Hildebrand's version is able to telekinetically detonate the area around herself, similar to Cannonball's mutant ability (though this change with her powers required making a trade with Marvel Studios). After she and Colossus intercepted Wade Wilson as he was putting the hurt on Ajax (which led to the villain escaping), the duo aided the Merc with the Mouth with rescuing his girlfriend, Vanessa, and defeating Ajax's minion, Angel Dust. Judging by what's been reported about Deadpool 2 so far, it sounds like we can expect these two to remain the primary X-Men representatives, which probably suits Negasonic Teenage Warhead just fine. Even though she's an X-Man, I suspect that she's not exactly chummy with her other teammates.

Along with Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus and Wade Wilson (obviously), Deadpool 2 will see the return of Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Weasel (T.J. Miller), Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) and Dopinder (Karan Soni). The new players being introduced include Cable (Josh Brolin), Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Black Tom Cassidy (Jack Kesy), among others. John Wick's David Leitch is directing, and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returned to pen the script with help from Ryan Reynolds and Drew Goddard. No specific plot details for the sequel have been revealed yet.

Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018. To find out what other blockbusters will be released next year, scan through our 2018 premiere guide.

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