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23rd Apr 2018

Scene-stealing character from the last Deadpool 2 trailer has a very cool hidden importance

Paul Moore

This could be very cool.

Given the fact that the marketing campaign for Deadpool 2 can best be described as f**king bonkers, film fans can be excused for missing a few little details from the trailers.

For example, the very first teaser trailer featured the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ chatting about his beloved oil paintings for a minute before unleashing some absolute carnage. What that has to do with the film is beyond us, but Christ it was entertaining!

To quote Mr Wade Wilson, “A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That’s like, sixteen walls.”

Anyways, aside from the great action, sharp one-liners and a brilliant gag about The Goonies, the final trailer for Deadpool 2 also gave us some idea of the plot. We’re getting strong Terminator 2 vibes here as everyone’s favourite assassin protects Julian Dennison’s character – he’ll always be Ricky Baker to us – from the time travelling Cable (Josh Brolin)

Anyways, at the end of the trailer, we were introduced to the newest member of the X-Force, Peter.

As you may know, Peter has no powers, no abilities and no reason to be a superhero, he just saw the ad and was hired!

Good for him.

Well, it appears that Peter is more important than you think because much like Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker, it appears that Deadpool’s latest ally also has a secret identity.

As reported first by Nerdist, it appears that Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Key and Peele) is playing Pete Wisdom.

In terms of his mutation and powers, Pete Wisdom has the ability to shoot extremely hot plasma blades from his fingers. In the comic books, Wisdom was also a member of an X-Force team.

There’s another reason why Delaney’s hapless character could be playing this particular mutant.

Since last month, the character of Pete has an official Twitter account that goes by the name “Peter W.”

Oh yeah, he also happens to be followed by Ryan Renolds and the official Deadpool Twitter account.

Given the fact that Delaney is one of the funniest and most self-deprecating people around, he’s a very welcome addition to the franchise.

All will be revealed when Deadpool 2 is unleashed on May 18th.