Word around the Internet is that Deadpool 2 has cast Jack Kesy in a villainous role for the sequel. Most are thinking he’ll be Black Tom Cassidy, the character created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum during their stellar run of X-Men, the Claremont Era, that lasted 16 years. Let’s take a look at Kesy and how Black Tom might fit in Deadpool 2.

Readers unfamiliar with Kesy can find his work on The Strain television series where he plays Gabriel Bolivar and The Master. Kesy is also in the Baywatch reboot with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron.

Black Tom Cassidy is a mutant who can manipulate and project energy through plant life, usually using a shillelagh. He is most often found in the company of the Juggernaut, which would make sense in Deadpool 2 to give Colossus a strong opponent as well as giving the energy manipulating Negasonic Teenage Warhead a match in Black Tom.

Black Tom also brings a lot of family tie-ins to the table. He’s the cousin of Sean Cassidy, the X-Men’s Banshee, whose daughter in the comics is raised by Black Tom and becomes Siren. Siren went on to become one of Deadpool’s romantic lady friends.

Perhaps we’ll see some more X-Men characters this time around.

As we learn more, we’ll bring it to you.

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