For years, the idea of a Deadpool movie actually happening was slim at best given all the time it spent in development hell, but the leaking of animated test footage finally got the ball rolling. A couple years later, Deadpool was a critical and commercial success, and 20th Century Fox wisely didn't wait long to greenlight a sequel. Fast forward to now, Deadpool 2 is less than two months away from arriving in theaters, as it was moved from its previous June 1 release date to May 18.
We have a basic idea of what Deadpool 2 has in store thanks to the three trailers that have been released so far, but there's still plenty of mystery that surrounds the sequel. As we count down the days until this long-anticipated movie finally hits the silver screen, here are the biggest questions on our mind concerning Deadpool 2.
Who Is The Pyrokinetic Kid?
Until now, Julian Dennison was best known for playing Ricky Baker (who has a reputation of being a bad egg) in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but Deadpool 2 will introduce him to a lot of American moviegoers. We saw a couple of quick shots of Dennison's character in the first two Deadpool 2 previews, and in the full-length trailer, not only was it seemingly confirmed he's pyrokinetic (he can manipulate fire), but he's also being targeted by Cable. However, this kid has yet to be officially identified, and fan speculation about who he is has ranged from Pyro (who was notably played by Aaron Stanford in the original X-Men movies) to Neal Shaara (one of several to go by Thunderbird) to Kid Apocalypse. Whoever the kid is, the other question that needs to be answered is why Cable is after him. I suspect Cable believes that by killing this mutant, the horrific future he grew up in won't come to pass, but if that's the case, what did the boy do that led to the future becoming so depressing?
What Has Happened In Cable's Future?
Just like in the comics, Cable hails from the future, and boasting impressive mutant abilities and technological upgrades, he's come to the present on a mission to kill Julian Dennison's character. As seen in the Deadpool 2 preview where the VFX on Cable's metal arm wasn't completed, Cable's time period doesn't exactly look like it's a fun place, somewhat echoing the future seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In this future, however, there is a group called the DMC, and Cable has to deliver a beating to some of its soldiers. There isn't a DMC in Marvel Comics, so if I had to guess, I'd say that this yet another group that is responsible for keeping mutants contained or controlled. Still, what specifically led to the DMC's creation, and did that happen before or after Earth entered its post-apocalyptic phase. The specifics of Cable's past will be explored in future movies, but at the very least, let's hope Deadpool 2 provides enough information as to what went down in his time period.