Jack Kesy Set To Play Villain In Deadpool 2
Posted 2017/05/26 0 0
The Strain's Jack Kesy has been cast as a villain that 20th Century Fox won't identify yet.
The casting for Deadpool 2 is shaping up nicely. Ryan Reynolds, Monica Baccarin (Vanessa), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Stefan Kapacic (Colossus), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), and T.J. Miller (Weasel) are all set to return, and they’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Josh Brolin (Cable) and Zazie Beetz (Domino). And now, according to Deadline, Jack Kesy (Baywatch) is set to join the film and play a major villain.
Sources close to the project haven’t confirmed exactly which Marvel villain Kesy will play, but early signs are pointing to the malevolent mutant Black Tom Cassidy. In the comics, the Dublin-born baddie “can manipulate, bond with, and project energy through plant life. He is also capable of issuing concussive blasts with a wooden object, usually a shillelagh.” That sounds like the kind of ridiculous character who would fit in perfectly with a Deadpool movie.
“Deadpool” gave Fox its biggest hit of 2016 after opening on Valentine’s Day to a surprisingly strong $782.6 million worldwide, supplanting “The Matrix Reloaded” to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history.
John Wick's David Leitch is overseeing the madness, scripted once again by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool 2 is aiming to make tender love to our screens on 1 June next year.
Kesy has no doubt made an impact as the creeper Gabriel Bolivar/The Master, a goth rock star who was one of the early plane passengers infected with the virus that turned them into vampires in the TV series The Strain, but he still has yet to have a breakthrough role on film. He will next be seen in Baywatch, opening for Memorial Day weekend, and the Nicolai Fuglsig-directed ensemble of Horse Soldiers, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.