Rob Liefeld is the creator of Deadpool. Along with Fabien Nicieza, the comic book veteran helped create everyone’s favorite R-rated superhero. When the first Deadpool hit theaters, it felt like a vindication of everything Liefeld had wanted from the character.
Now, with Deadpool 2 in theaters and doing great business, audiences are getting to meet even more of Liefeld’s creations on the big screen. And even though fans might not have gotten to spend a whole lot of time with most of the members of X-Force, there were still plenty of new faces to add to Deadpool’s expanding roster.
The New Mutants
When asked which characters he was most excited for audiences to see, the man behind the Merc with a Mouth didn’t hesitate to give his answer.
“When Fox rolled out the first look at Brolin as Cable… the world flipped out. It was so important to get the character right the first time around. And when you see the movie, you see that that’s really Cable! He’s got the scar, the robotic arm, the big gun. It was awesome.”
Liefeld’s excitement was certainly shared by fans as Brolin’s Cable has been embraced by audiences around the globe. But, Cable wasn’t the only new character Liefeld was stoked to see on the big screen. He also was pumped to see Domino make her theatrical debut, but he understood why the filmmakers needed to save her for the sequel.
“You know, it was important to have Vanessa [in the first film] because Vanessa was his first love. But now you’ve got Domino on the team and she’s just a badass, man.”
After seeing the film, we have to agree with Rob 100%. Both Cable and Domino have proven to be big wins for fans and audiences alike, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of them in the future. And hopefully, we’ll see even more of Liefeld’s creations come to life.
Deadpool 2 is playing in theaters now.