X-Force Director Drew Goddard Was Surprised By The Team’s Fate In Deadpool 2

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - May 30, 2018

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Deadpool 2 which is currently in cinemas.

Even X-Force director Drew Goddard wasn’t expecting a majority of the X-Force team to end up dying in Deadpool 2.

Though the film’s marketing promised fans that Fox’s Merc with a Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) would be forming his own X-Force team in the Deadpool sequel, the film kills off Bedlam (Terry Crews), the Vanisher (Brad Pitt), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard) and the regular joe Peter (Stefan Kapicic) even before they can begin the mission.

However, Goddard absolutely had no qualms with Deadpool 2’s little twist. The X-Force director didn’t want plans for his film to stop Deadpool 2 director David Leitch from doing whatever he was doing, and honestly, Goddard loved the set-up.

“What I love most about what Ryan [Reynolds] and his crew over there was able to do with the Deadpool movies is bring this certain sense of surprise and danger,” Goddard said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “You walk into those movies, and you really don’t know what’s going to happen.”

According to the director, it the twist was funny and special because superhero movies are usually pretty careful about setting up future franchises.

“I remember reading that scene and just cackling with delight, specifically because it was the very last thing you’d expect to happen in one of these movies,” he added. “These movies are so careful to set up the next thing and the next thing, and it made me so happy.”

The twist was pretty funny, and a lot of fans loved the way Deadpool 2 got rid of the members of the X-Force. Though the Merc with a Mouth did manage to save the team by using Cable’s (Josh Brolin) time watch to go back in time, we doubt that Bedlam and the rest of the guys are going to make it into X-Force.

Deadpool 2 is currently screening in cinemas.



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