When Deadpool was released in 2016, it caused a serious stir within the X-Men franchise community. Very quickly it seemed like every actor associated with the Marvel movies was coming out and saying how much they wanted to see their character team up with the Merc With The Mouth in a future big screen adventure. We admittedly haven't heard about a ton of follow-ups since then, but now that Deadpool 2 is just a few weeks away from release, we find ourselves wondering which of them may have potentially gotten their wish.

In addition to franchise actors who have expressed their desire to be a part of the Deadpool world, there are many heroes and villains from the comics who fans would love to see team-up with DP in live-action. It's with those two ideas in mind that I've put together this list of established characters I'd love to see cameo in Deadpool 2. There is a bit of informed speculation going on here, but mostly I'm being led by my heart... and with that in mind let's dig in with Pick #1:

Hugh Jackman

I'm bending the self-imposed rules on this one, because while I know many would love to see a Wolverine cameo in Deadpool 2, that's not really what I'm personally interested in. Hugh Jackman has retired the role, and Logan was a wonderful send-off for the character. Any kind of future appearance would only serve to undercut its power, so he should really stay gone. That said, Jackman has never said anything about not appearing as himself in a future X-Men franchise movie, and that could be the perfect avenue to take in the Deadpool sequel.

The most recent trailer for Deadpool 2 suggests that the titular anti-hero will be doing a bit of recruiting to assemble his X-Force lineup -- and that sequence would be a fantastic opportunity to involve Hugh Jackman for a quick moment (perhaps with DP begging him that he join the team, and Jackman refusing). It's a silly idea to be sure, but it would also totally fit the tone, and would be a great treat for fans.

X-23

Dafne Keen made an impression like few first-time actors do starring as young Laura Kinney a.k.a. X-23 in James Mangold's Logan. Being the cloned daughter of Wolverine, the character required a serious amount of ferocity, and Keen was truly remarkable in that respect -- and while she didn't exactly have a ton of dialogue, she still delivered one of the most emotional performances in the movie. We hope to see a lot more from her very soon, and Deadpool 2 would be a great place to start.

The key to this cameo could potentially be tied up in the introduction of Josh Brolin's Cable to the X-Men universe. The rugged hero is a time traveler who famously originates from a horrific version of the future, and one has to wonder if it's possible X-23 could be from the same timeline -- possibly even being Cable's ward following the death of Wolverine. To take the idea even further, it's possible that she is the reason that Cable has a teddy bear strapped to his belt, serving as a memento of what he's fighting for.

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