WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Deadpool 2, in theaters now.
In 2016, 20th Century Fox hit a much-needed turning point with its comic book movies. Deadpool started the franchise's upward trajectory thanks its blend of humor and action, then James Mangold maintained the momentum with the critically acclaimed last Wolverine story Logan a year later. Now, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has done his best to live up to the standard Tim Miller set with the Merc with a Mouth's debut.
Leitch pulls no punches in his follow-up to the surprise hit movie, spinning a story of revenge and family, intertwining Wade Wilson's (Ryan Reynolds) life with Cable's (Josh Brolin), a superpowered liability named Russell (Julian Dennison) and a bunch of other mutant misfits. In the process, Deadpool 2 brings the violence, bloodshed and, as expected, a lot of death to the table as Wade tries to save the world.
So without further ado, let's look at who died in the movie.
In the movie's opening sequence, we see Wade trying to kill some New York gangsters. After botching the hit, Dopinder hustles the Merc home in his cab, all so he and Vanessa can get intimate. But just as the couple starts talking about having a family, tragedy strikes. The gangsters track Wade to his apartment, and armed with knives and guns, they attack. Wade slaughters everyone -- except the leader who shoots Vanessa in the heart, murdering her. It's a dark turn of events no one anticipated, especially so early on in the film.
Most of X-Force
Clearly outmatched, Deadpool recruits X-Force to get to Russell before Cable is able to kill the young mutant. However, as they jump out a plane to Russell's prison transport, things go haywire because Deadpool ignored the warning of high winds. As they parachute down, Bedlam slams into a bus; Shatterstar gets shredded by helicopter blades; Vanisher's electrocuted in some power lines; Zeitgeist gets sucked into a wood chipper, and as he dies, he also kills Peter (albeit temporarily). Only Deadpool and Domino survive, painting this first version of X-Force as an abject failure.