‘Deadpool 2’ Channels ‘Say Anything’ For A Video And Gives A Twitter Account To Its Best New Character

On Thursday, the final trailer for Deadpool 2 confirmed the identity of some of the mutants (and at least one non-mutant) in the X-Force. Fox also released the promo (first 30 seconds of the video above) showing Deadpool channeling John Cusack’s character from Say Anything to convince Colossus to join the team. Speaking of the team, the final trailer answered some (but not all) questions about who’s on the X-Force.

The final trailer confirmed two characters we expected: Shatterstar (played by Lewis Tan) and Bedlam (played by Terry Crews). We were way off on the character played by a mustachioed Rob Delaney. We assumed he was playing Bedlam’s buddy Peter Wisdom, but it turns out he’s a different 40-something “Peter W.” unless they’ve got some surprise reveal of mutant powers in store. In the trailer, the non-mutant Peter gets a slot on the X-Force just by showing up for a job interview after seeing an ad. This led to a funny stinger scene in the trailer where he’s seen skydiving into the action, plucky non-mutant that he is:


That can-do attitude has already made him some people’s favorite new character:

On Thursday afternoon, Ryan Reynolds revealed the character has his own Twitter account, @PeterW_1974, which is now one of only two people the Deadpool Twitter account follows (the other being — of course — Hello Kitty).

Peter W.’s Twitter bio describes him as, “Husband. Experienced Apiarist (Beekeeper). I like sports and grilling on my deck.” The content of his 99 tweets reveal a guy with simple needs and quotidian tastes. He’s easily fooled by Photoshop, is not a fan of drugs or cursing, is probably allergic to peanuts, and his wife Susan is most definitely cheating on him with her personal trainer.

(Via We Got This Covered, Screen Rant, and SyFy)