An X-Force movie had been rumored for years prior to Deadpool 2 featuring the team, allowing everyone’s favorite band of assassins to make their cinematic debut. That said, despite the success of Deadpool 2 and the love fans have for the team, very little is known about the X-Force and its members at this point outside of what we witnessed in the movie.
The X-Force made their first appearance in The New Mutants #100 back in April of 1991 and since then has been featured in various comic book series; most notably, X-Force, which ran from 1991-2000.
Here are 15 things you probably didn’t know about the X-Force:
**If you have yet to see Deadpool 2 or are currently reading The Uncanny X-Force series, potential SPOILERS ahead.**
15. Cable Was The Original Leader
In Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson is depicted as the leader and founder of the X-Force and while we loved every minute of it, the original founder is actually Cable. Initially, the team was known as the New Mutants, a team assembled by Professor Xavier and taught by Magento, but after they both left, Cable assumed the lead and renamed his squad the X-Force. The team was comprised of Cable, Meltdown, Shatterstar, Feral, Cannonball, Copycat and eventually, Domino. Interesting enough, having the ability to duplicate someone else’s appearance and abilities, Copycat tricked the X-Force into thinking that she was Domino for quite some time before her ruse was discovered. It wasn’t until Domino returned and informed the team of her kidnapping that Copycat was outed and forced to spill the beans.
Deadpool’s X-Force from Deadpool 2 featured Domino, Bedlam, Vanisher, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, and of course, the all-mighty Peter.