“The Strain” actor Jack Kesy will be joining Ryan Reynolds in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2”.
According to IGN, Kesy is taking up the role of a major villain and sources suggest that it’s Black Tom Cassidy, a Dublin-born villain who can manipulate, bond with, and project energy through plant life. The Marvel character can also issue concussive blasts with a wooden object.
Black Tom made his first appearance in “Uncanny X-Men” #101 in October 1976. As the cousin of Banshee aka Sean Cassidy and uncle to Siryn, he was also the close friend and ally of major X-Men villain, Juggernaut aka Cain Marko. Besides that, he has also clashed a few times with Deadpool.
Meanwhile, Kesy is best known for playing goth rock star Gabriel Bolivar in “The Strain”. He can also be seen in the “Baywatch” movie (where he plays a man named Leon) and Nicolai Fuglsig’s “Horse Soldiers” alongside Chris Hemsworth.
“Deadpool 2” will be directed by David Leith and is slated for release on 1st June 2018. Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the Merc with the Mouth while Josh Brolin plays Cable.
The highly-anticipated sequel will also star Zazie Beetz as Domino, Morena Baccarin as Deadpool’s love interest Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapacic as Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.