The latest Deadpool 2 photo reveal, this time debuting Josh Brolin as Cable, also featured a teddy bear, a small detail but one that hints at the possibility of Hope Summers playing some role in the anticipated sequel. Now, a new set picture from the film's Vancouver shoot joins mounting evidence that the young mutant will factor into the upcoming sequel.
The picture, which comes from the YVRShoots Twitter, shows one of Brolin's stunt doubles wearing a cape or parka. Again, it might seem relatively insignificant, but it's a look that is reminiscent of what Cable wore when racing through time with Hope.
There has been no official announcement regarding Hope's inclusion in Deadpool 2 or about how her character will factor into its story. However, evidence is mounting that she will play some role in the film. In addition to the teddy bear clue, she was first hinted at in the first Deadpool 2 teaser, where her name appeared as graffiti on a phone booth.
Hope first appeared in X-Men #205 during the "Messiah Complex" storyline. She was the first mutant to appear after Scarlet Witch de-powered the majority of the mutant population during the "House of M" storyline, and is an immensely powerful psychic. She and Cable forged a father/daughter bond as the latter protected her across a myriad of time periods from being hunted and killed by another time-traveling X-Man, Bishop.
Directed by David Leitch (John Wick), Deadpool 2 is filming in Vancouver, British Columbia. Premiering June 1, 2018, the sequel will see the return of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy.