In the upcoming Deadpool sequel, The Merc With A Mouth protects a young Mutant Kid from the time traveler-hunter Cable.
Although his identity has not been officially revealed, we may have an idea of who the character may be.
In one of the new Deadpool 2 TV Spot released yesterday, new dialogue from the film refers to the mutant kid as “Russel”. The prior footage had shown this character have pyrokinetic (fire) abilities.
Could this mutant be Russel “Rusty” Collins/ Firefist? Rusty first appeared in X-Factor #1, created by Bob Layton and Jackson Guice in 1986. The character has been affiliated with the Acolytes, New Mutants, and X-Factor.
In the Inferno storyline, Firefist and other members of the X-Factor group formed a team of teen mutants called the X-Terminators. Collins turned down a dark road over time.
Perhaps this dark turn prompts Cable to eliminate a future threat.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018.
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Deadpool 2 is set to release May 18, 2018. David Leitch directs with a script from Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. The cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Karan Sony, Leslie Uggams, Terry Crews, Stefan Kapicic, and T.J. Miller.