Ladies and gents, we told you that there would be an LGBTQ character in Deadpool 2 (besides Ryan Reynolds’s titular pansexual character), and we’re more than pleased to introduce his actor to you.
Though the official list of who’s in the movie and what roles they’ll be playing hasn’t been released, U.K. actor Lewis Tan himself spread the news of his role.
In an Instagram pic, shared below, Tan hinted towards his role with the now famous shot of Deadpool and his group of X-Force heroes. Tan captioned the picture, “The gang is all here. Recognize someone? #xforce #deadpool2”
Given the fact that 3 and a half of the five people’s faces are clearly visible, most are guessing that Tan’s implying his role is the one face we haven’t seen but who’s name we already knew. Lewis Tan will be playing a Bisexual superhero named Shatterstar.
If you haven’t already read our post sharing that Shatterstar would be in the film, we’ll give you a quick rundown of who the character is.
Shatterstar originated as a time-traveling warrior from another planet. Once he found his way on Earth and a part of the X-Men affiliate team called the X-Force, Shatterstar found himself evolving as a person. Not only did he gain a new grip on life, but he also developed a close-friendship-turned-romance with fellow Bisexual mutant Rictor.
In 1991, the two went through a rollercoaster of other relationships and heroic trials before they reconnected and shared what became the first gay kiss in Marvel comics.
Now, actor Lewis Tan will get to represent that historic character on the big screen in Fox’s Deadpool 2.
The Iron Fist and Into the Badlands actor seems to be excited for the role and has plenty of experience wielding two swords and using them in action-packed entertainment. We look forward to see him bring Shatterstar to life in the new film that comes out on May 18.