WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Deadpool 2, in theaters now.
Despite mention of the X-Men in 2016’s Deadpool (directed by Tim Miller), we never saw any of the classic members other than Colossus. According to Wade’s fourth-wall-breaking quip, it was because the studio couldn’t afford to cast another X-Man, which may have been true.
Well that all changes in Deadpool 2, where not only do we get a closer look at the X-Mansion, but we’re given a look (however brief) at many, many more mutant heroes. The thing is, like most of the jokes and jabs, the smaller cameos flashed on screen so quickly, you might’ve missed some. Which is why we’re listing out every X-Man in the film right here. See how many you spotted!
Negasonic Teenage Warhead
When we last saw Brianna Hildebrand’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead (still an incredibly awesome name) in Deadpool, she was snarky teenager spewing angst all over Deadpool’s world, a situation made deadly thanks to her exploding mutant powers. This time around, even though she doesn’t explode anywhere near as much, she still offers up her fair share of surprises. She appears in Deadpool 2 alongside her new girlfriend, in the X-Men movie franchise’s first queer relationship, which is a pretty huge step forward.
Negasonic’s girlfriend seems to be the complete opposite. Yukio (played by Shioli Kutsuna) is bright and cheerful. Perhaps most shockingly, she actually seems to like Deadpool. We don’t get to see her that much in the film, but when we do, she’s just as enjoyable and surprising in terms of superpowers as Negasonic was in the first film.
Ever the dedicated X-Man, Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) once again appears in Deadpool 2, still trying to turn Deadpool into a member of the team. More than that, he’s there to guide Wade out of his misery after sudden and tragic death. He literally picks up the pieces of a broken Wade Wilson and drags him to the X-Mansion where he finally seems to make progress with the mercenary.
Unfortunately, the friendship between Colossus and Deadpool temporarily sours after the latter shoots the men who hurt Russell. Despite witnessing that brutality (evidently, he had no idea Russell was being abused in the Essex House), Colossus ultimately keeps trying to reach Wade as we can see when he fights alongside him in the final act of the film.
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