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Deadpool 2 will feature an LGBTQ character

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Shatterstar – a genetically engineered mutant with the ability to generate powerful shock waves – will make his debut in the highly-anticipated sequel. 

Deadpool 2 has been confirmed to feature an LGBTQ character.

Stefan Kapičić – who reprises his role as Colossus – told Inverse that the character was one of the X-Force heroes we see in the new trailer: “That’s not CGI of Terry Crews, that is Terry Crews. You can see it clearly.”

He added: “You can see behind him, Shatterstar, a really cool thing for people to geek out.”

For those who don’t know, Shatterstar is a genetically engineered mutant from an alternate future with the ability to generate powerful shock waves, and is a trained martial artist.

He made other kinds of waves back in 2009 when he shared a kiss with teammate, Rictor, becoming the first on-panel kiss between two mainstream male superheroes in the history of Marvel.

In the comics, his character is presented as bisexual and polyamorous.

Deadpool 2 will see the return of Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapičić, alongside new stars Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz and Jack Kesy.

See if you can spot Shatterstar in the hilarious new trailer below…

Deadpool 2 arrives in cinemas 18 May. 

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