Deadpool had to swap a character with Guardians Of The Galaxy in order to include Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her explosive kinetic powers in the movie.
Speaking as part of a Deadpool Q&A over the weekend, writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese loved Negasonic’s name so much they immediately knew that they wanted her in the movie.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead has psychic abilities in the original comics but the filmmakers of Deadpool wanted her to posses kinetic powers.
According to Newsrama, The kinetic powers are similar to Cannonball of the New Mutants, so in order to make the change for Deadpool, Fox reportedly traded Ego the Living Planet back to Marvel, allowing him to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, played by Kurt Russell.
Released in February, adult superhero movie Deadpool was a blockbuster hit and went on to gross a massive $780 million (£595 million) worldwide. A sequel has already been confirmed and is due to start shooting in early 2017.
Reynolds was credited as a producer on the original film, but his influence is said to have grown “exponentially” on the sequel. He and Miller are reported to have “increasingly butted heads over certain creative issues”. Meanwhile, Reynolds and the film’s other producers are reportedly in the process of casting the film’s female lead, popular Marvel mutant Domino.
Numerous actresses have tested for the role according to recent reports, including Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Lizzy Caplan and Sofia Boutella.
Deadpool 2 currently has no official title or release date. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the original film, are also scripting the sequel.