The director of Deadpool 2 has confirmed that the X-Force was only meant to die in the sequel. In an exclusive interview with ScreenRant for the upcoming home video release of Deadpool 2, the director speaks alongside star Ryan Reynolds regarding how the team was designed to be doomed from the very start.
Deadpool 2 was released earlier this May as a sequel to the first film in the franchise and focused on continuing the story of the beloved anti-hero Deadpool – also known as Wade Wilson. The sequel, which was directed by David Leitch, follows the struggles of Deadpool after his fiancée, Vanessa, is murdered. In an attempt to overcome his loss and deal with the grief of losing his future wife, Deadpool tries protect a young mutant from the time-travelling villain Cable. The film, which has since been ranked as the third highest grossing R-rated film ever, introduces the X-Force as Deadpool forms the team to save the young mutant Firefist after he’s been kidnapped. However, all members of the team – apart from Deadpool and Domino – meet their ends before their first mission really even begins.