Today is the day many comic book fans have been waiting for, with Deadpool finally hitting theaters nationwide. Star Ryan Reynolds had been trying to get this comic book adaptation off the ground for nearly a decade, and it's been nearly six years since screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick came aboard. The writers actually stayed on board through the entire development and production process, which is rare for screenwriters these days. Of course, scripts will often change quite a bit, especially with a development process as lengthy as this project, and writer Rhett Reese told CinemaBlend that the movie almost had three more villains from the Marvel Comics. Here's what the writer had to say below.
"We consolidated, in the first draft, Ajax (Ed Skrein) has really three underlings. It was Wyre, it was Garrison Kane and it was Sluggo. And then ultimately due to budget, we had to consolidate those into one character. And we wanted the movie to have a really strong kick-ass female presence. That was a mandate from (director) Tim (Miller), so we introduced, we introduced Angel Dust as sort of a combination of those three to provide the muscle for Ajax."
None of these comic book characters have been seen on the big screen before, so Deadpool would have marked their movie debut. Wyre is a mutant who has the ability to control strong tendrils of fiber that protrude from his body. Much like Wolverine, Wyre has regenerative powers, along with super strength, speed and he possesses an expert knowledge of weapons and combat. Garrison Kane is also known as Weapon X, and was actually created by Deadpool creators Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in 1991, who was a former member of X-Force leader Cable's mercenary team known as Six-Pack. Kane is a cyborg with metal arms who was created in the Weapon X program.
In the comics, Sluggo was actually part of the Weapon X program and trained with Wade Wilson. He has a unique mutant ability that makes him essentially invulnerable to any form of physical injury. Since none of these characters were used in Deadpool, it's completely possible that we may see them in Deadpool 2. We reported earlier this week that the secret post-credit sequence reveals that Cable will be featured in the sequel, which will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Ryan Reynolds will most certainly be back as the Merc With the Mouth in Deadpool 2, but it isn't known if any other Deadpool stars will be back, or what other comic book characters may be included in the sequel. Would you like to see Wyre, Garrison Kane and Sluggo in Deadpool 2? Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more on this sequel.