Deadpool 2 will now have at least two LGBTQ superheros in it, but you’ll probably have to be in the know to know that.
In Marvel comics, Shatterstar is known for being a time-traveling warrior from another planet who eventually joins the X-Force (an affiliate team of the X-Men). On top of that, he’s also known for being bisexual and for his relationship with fellow mutant Rictor (who, fun fact, appeared in last year’s Logan film).
In 1991, after having a rollercoaster relationship with Rictor, the two shared a kiss that became the first gay kiss depicted in Marvel comics.
Now, it looks like Shatterstar will be joining his hubby in the big leagues (though, separately).
According to Inverse, Stefan Kapičić, who plays X-Man Colossus, confirmed that Shatterstar will appear in the sequel.
“That’s not CGI of Terry Crews, that is Terry Crews. You can see it clearly,” he said. “You can see behind him, Shatterstar, a really cool thing for people to geek out.”
That said, we’ve grown tired of Hollywood’s game. We won’t hold our breath that his sexuality will be addressed or at least lightly touched on. (Though at the same time, what's the right level for addressing someone's sexuality?)
When the first Deadpool film was being promoted, director Tim Miller shared that Deadpool would be the pansexual jokester that he always is in the comics.
Fans who love the merc with a mouth and his interaction with his forever crush Spider-man were excited at the possibilities. (Though even with the possible Fox/Disney merger, Tom Holland’s Spider-man may be too young for that fantasy to turn into movie reality).
Then, after the first film came out, lead actor Ryan Reynolds repeated that he’d be open to giving Deadpool a boyfriend.
Yet, the character had a girlfriend in the first film, and we’re not holding our breath for the sequel.
But, we’ll keep our fingers crossed that maybe he and Shatterstar will share a kiss for classic Deadpool shock factor. (Or would that be considered offensive? What do you think?)