Shatterstar Expects To Return For the X-Force Movie

Shatterstar fighting in Deadpool 2 footage

Spoilers ahead for Deadpool 2.

While superhero movies are everywhere, there are certain franchises that stand out among the competition. Chief among them is Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool movies, which shattered expectations by releasing an R-Rated, fourth wall breaking, comedic romp. Deadpool 2 arrived in theaters a few months ago, once again surprising the fandom with every turn. One of the most shocking moments is when the X-Force members all die gruesomely during their first mission, despite trailers showing the team in action. Actor Lewis Tan played Shatterstar in his brief cameo, and recently revealed that he's hoping to return for the X-Force movie. Why? Because of that time traveling post-credits scene.

You're going to see more of my character in the X-Force film ... that's what it's looking like. Thankfully, Deadpool went back and had a little time machine that he stole, so in the post-credits scene he brought back Peter, and it's assumed that we're all going to come back as well. Hopefully he brings back Shatterstar and everybody, because the fans really enjoyed that scene, and I get a lot of attention online about how they thought it was one of the best scenes in the film.

While we only saw Wade Wilson saving the likes of Peter and Vanessa in Deadpool 2's post-credits scene, it's not beyond the real of possibility for the Merc with The Mouth to have actually helped his entire team. After all, it was Deadpool's poor planning that resulted in Shatterstar, Terry Crews' Bedlam, and Bill Skarsgard's Zeitgeist all dying in hilariously gross ways.

Lewis Tan's comments come from his conversation with Syfy at the Saturn Awards, and show how the actor is eager to return to 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise. While he wasn't in much of Deadpool 2, Tan is the first actor to play Shatterstar in live-action. As such, he's hoping to return for the X-Force movie, especially since he was in the titular team's original lineup.

Although Lewis Tan seems available to play Shatterstar in X-Force, Terry Crews and Bill Skarsgard might not be so eager. They're both very busy guys, and filming a superhero movie is typically a major time commitment. But considering the massive popularity of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds may be able to get the full cast back-- if that's what X-Force even calls for.

Shatterstar isn't the only superhero name that has been surrounding Lewis Tan lately. The actor has been going in for meetings at DC, with fans left wondering what project he could join. Many believe he'd be the perfect actor for Chris McKay's Nightwing movie, given his background in martial arts. If Tan managed to book both X-Force and Nightwing, he could become a bonafide movie star in no time.

Fans are waiting to hear when Deadpool 2 will be available for home purchase, but keep here with CinemaBlend for all the updates. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.