Anyone who’s seen the final Deadpool 2 trailer has already been introduced to Peter (the guy with no powers who just saw the ad) played by Rob Delaney who’s already becoming the breakout character weeks before the movie release. As expected, Deadpool continues its off-kilter marketing from an exclusive Birth.Movies.Death interview to a verified Peter W. Twitter account, providing some brief backstory of X-Force’s everyman team member.

Things just kicked up a notch today for everyone’s favorite beekeeper and grillmaster with Peter’s first official day of X-Force training! Peter took to Twitter to post some behind-the-scenes pictures and background into his X-Force teammates; Domino (Zazie Beetz), Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), and Zeitgest (Bill Skarsgård).

Perhaps most notable, Shatterstar, the epitome of mainstream superhero 90’s comics, is retaining an alien origin like in the comics. Given the character’s convoluted backstory (read his Wikipedia entry to see yourself!) one would assume the filmmakers would streamline it by just making him a mutant for the sake of simplicity. That’s clearly the not the case. Let’s see if the film lays the potential ground to see Longshot or dare I say Mojo in future of the franchise.

I don’t think anyone would have expected Zeitgeist let alone any character from Peter Milligan and Mike Allred’s cult favorite re imagining of the X-Force franchise to appear in such a prominent role. Some may remember (or likely have banished from their memory) that the character Phat from their run had a brief appearance in the much reviled X-Men: The Las Stand. The inclusion of Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2 seems much more in line with the spirit and sensibilities of the Milligan/Allred book.

Check out Peter’s tweets below-

Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters May 18

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