Jack Kesy To Play The DEADPOOL 2 Villain Black Tom Cassidy
We’ve got the first Deadpool 2 villain!
We’ve known for months that Cable will join Deadpool, Negasonic, and Weasel in Deadpool 2, but no one was sure whom Fox would pick as the sequel’s villain. On Wednesday morning, Marvel and Fox announced the film had cast Jack Kesy as a “major villain.”
Since Deadpool’s original film was an origin story, his villain was personally connected to him becoming a superhero. Now that Wade has graduated into being a full-fledged superhuman, it makes sense that his next baddie might just be a jerk who doesn’t know who he is.
Deadline reports that “sources” point to Kesy playing Black Tom Cassidy, an Irish villain who typically appears in X-Men comics. Black Tom, a mutant whose name is actually Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy, first appeared in 1976 in an issue of Uncanny X-Men. His identifying features include the ability to control plant life and the fact that he’s super, super tight with fan favorite villain, Juggernaut.
“Black Tom” Cassidy has fought Deadpool numerous times in comic books, including in the first Deadpool miniseries, 1994’s Deadpool: The Circle Chase. It’s easy to see why he can be the Deadpool 2 villain. In comic books, the Irish villain is Banshee’s cousin – and secretly raised his daughter, Siryn. He is known to work with Juggernaut extensively, and while none of these other characters have been reported as being part of Deadpool 2, all three have appeared in Fox’s X-Men movies.
Kesy is best known for playing the Master in FX’s The Strain, and also appears in this month’s Baywatch.
If you are a fan of the internet, “Black Tom” Cassidy was also a part of the famous viral video “I’m the Juggernaut, Bitch!” which you can enjoy below:
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and is set for release in June 2018. Ryan Reynolds returns as the Merc with a Mouth while also returning to the cast are Morena Baccarin as Deadpool’s love interest Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapacic as the big guy Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Josh Brolin will play Cable and Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino.
What other X-character would you like to see as a Deadpool 2 villain? Let us know in the comments!
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