Deadpool 2 have found their villain in actor Jack Kesy who is reported to be portraying classic X-Men baddie Black Tom Cassidy.
In the books, Black Tom Cassidy acts as the archenemy of his cousin Banshee – who appeared in X-Men: First Class – and finds his energy through plant life. This usually involves shooting blasts through his weapon – a shillelagh.
Black Tom Cassidy and Banshee are also rivals over a woman named Maeve Rourke – who later married Banshee.
His connection to Deadpool in Deadpool 2 has not yet been confirmed but in the books, he contracts a type of plant mutation, seeking to use Deadpool’s healing factor as a cure. Black Tom Cassidy also raised Banshee’s daughter, Siryn, who would go on to have a romantic relationship with Deadpool.
Jack Kesy is best known for his work as Gabriel Bollivar in The Strain. Deadline reports that he has now been cast as the X-Men adversary.
Preparations for the sequel to last year’s hugely-successful Marvel Comics adaptation are currently underway, with Ryan Reynolds set to return for his role as the titular anti-hero and Josh Brolin cast as Cable. Directed by David Leitch (John Wick) and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Deadpool 2 has been given a release date of June 1, 2018.
Now, according to Comic Book, three more X-Force characters (Sunspot, Feral, and Shatterstar) are being cast for a post-credits scene that will precede a future X-Force standalone movie. X-Force is a Marvel superhero group and offshoot of the X-Men.