The Merc with a Mouth has an uneasy relationship with the X-Men, to put it mildly. But that’s nothing compared to their rogues’ gallery. Deadpool 2 (opens in new tab) saw a certain behemoth of a baddie make his presence known in spine-breaking fashion and, now, we get our first look at a killer villain who didn’t make the cut – as well as the promise of several more cropping up in deleted scenes.
As revealed by makeup artist and supervisor Bill Corso on his Instagram account (H/T Screen Rant (opens in new tab)), Omega Red’s prosthetics were laid bare for the world to see.
If you’re unfamiliar with the villain, you should know that he’s already been confirmed to appear in the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut (opens in new tab) under the deleted scene ‘Chess with Omega Red’. Which is bound to be interesting as his comic book counterpart is less knight to B4 and more ‘move, before I decapitate you with my super-strong tentacles.’ But, I digress.
What’s really interesting, however, is the hint that, according to Corso, we’re getting even more “blink and you’ll miss them” mutant villains during the Ice Box prison scenes, with Corso and company seemingly scouring through Fox’s Marvel back catalogue to find the best of the best when it comes to obscure baddies
So, not only have we got one helluva X-Men villain ready to geek out over in the extended cut of Deadpool 2, we’re going to have to hammer the pause button into the ground just to see how many deep cuts we can find lurking in the background of each scene. Unless Deadpool literally pauses each scene to point out every Easter egg and, honestly, I wouldn’t put it past him.
We'll be heading a lot more from a certain Wade Wilson this week. That's because San Diego Comic Con 2018 (opens in new tab) is hosting a very special Deadpool 2 panel.