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This major X-Force character very nearly appeared in Deadpool…

February 10th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


One of the most exciting aspects about Deadpool is that the character exists in the same universe as the X-Men. That basically means the Merc with a Mouth can openly mock the likes of Wolverine in his typical no holds-barred, fourth wall-breaking style.

While we don’t know whether X-Men characters will feature at all in the film, we have now learned that one crazy character from the X-Force was unfortunately cut at the last minute: Garrison Kane. (via Squareeyed) spoke to Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, who explained why they had to cut Kane so late on in the process: “In this film he would’ve been another product of “the workshop,” he said.

“So another enhanced mutant that we introduced to further Deadpool’s connection to the Department K Weapon X program, which in this movie you know as “the workshop.”

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“Kane had huge set pieces, but to get an R rating the budget was revised and not everything survived. I saw some of the models they had made for Kane, and he would’ve been very expensive. He had all these cybernetic limbs that expand and turn into guns. His hand flies off and coils. He’s an X-Force character and he has a history with Deadpool. There’s a lot of animosity there [between the two characters]. But it’s cool – Kane will just go back into the box for another time.”

“Every mutant in the X-Men universe is cataloged,” he says. “They go through the list and decide who would be applicable to the story, and then they submit to Fox. Marvel clears it as long as it’s in the nature of the character. I know Tim [Miller] was very excited that he got the clearance to use Negasonic Teenage Warhead, but he wanted to give her slightly altered powers. He called Marvel – he’s good friends with them – and they said go with it.”

We loved Deadpool (review here) but there’s always room for improvement… see you soon Kane

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.