While the new additions of Cable and Domino will give Deadpool 2 a different dimension, one of the established characters has barely been touched upon. Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by Brianna Hildebrand, will return for the R rated Marvel romp. Talking with ScreenRant during this weekend's South by Southwest, the actress opened up about the plans for the sequel.
The angsty introvert earned little screen time in the original, but there is every chance director David Leitch and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will delve into greater depths regarding her backstory.
Should Hildebrand's comments be any guide, we will get to see a lot more from the mutant.
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Having only been given a glimpse of her outfit for production, Hildebrand admitted that the aesthetic change will tell a lot about how much her superhero persona has developed since the first installment.
“I’ve not yet actually read the script," she confessed. "But I do think she will be a lot cooler, based on the wardrobe ideas and stuff. I’m very excited.”
Reading nothing on paper other than some concept art for the flick, the actress argues that the punk attitude will never waver.
“Just some ideas, nothing that’s concrete or anything. But I think it’s cool that she’s grown and matured and she still has so much of this essence of a punk kid.”
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20-year old Texas native Hildebrand has had a limited amount of time in the industry but remarked that her role fitted her life experience. The X-Men trainee is given very little respect alongside Colossus and Wade Wilson and going through all the trials and tribulations of adolescence was something that spoke to the actress.
"That was exciting, just because I felt so close to Negasonic in that she reminded me so much of myself," she said. "Like young, teenage/tweenage, angsty like pissed off Brianna is who she reminded me of. It was just like, 'Oh! She's so cute. I get her, you know?' So yeah. That was super exciting to see that people liked her too because it felt like people liked me, or the part of me in there somewhere."
Production stepped up a gear last week with the confirmation that Zazie Beetz will take on the role of Domino after months of screenings.
Although a Cable is yet to be found despite David Harbour being established as the new frontrunner.