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Deadpool 2 May Have Cast Villain Black Tom Cassidy

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The Strain actor Jack Kesy has reportedly been cast in Fox’s Deadpool 2 as a “major villain” that Deadline contends is likely longtime X-Men foe Black Tom Cassidy.

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Introduced in 1976 in Marvel Comics’ X-Men #99, Black Tom is the cousin of the X-Man Banshee and a frequent criminal partner of Juggernaut. The Irish mutant is capable of utilizing wood to generate thermokinetic blasts, but a secondary mutation gave him several more abilities related to plants, including telekinesis and growth abilities.

The villain has faced off against Deadpool several times over the decades, and once sought to use the Merc with a Mouth’s healing factor as a cure for a plant growth spreading across his body.

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In addition to playing Gabriel Bolivar on FX’s The Strain, Kesy appears in the upcoming Baywatch film and co-stars with Chris Hemsworth in Horse Soldiers.

Arriving in theaters June 1, 2018, director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 sees the return of Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand and Karan Soni, along with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable.

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