Meet The Red-Hot Actor Playing A Bisexual Ass-Kicking Mutant In "Deadpool 2"

Lewis Tan is known for roles in "Iron Fist" and "Into the Badlands."

There's a queer mutant in Deadpool 2 and, no we don't mean Wade Wilson: U.K. Actor Lewis Tan will be playing bisexual X-Force member Shatterstar in the sequel, premiering May 18.

The full cast of the highly anticipated sequel was being kept under wraps, but Tan recently posted a shot from the film, and hinting at his appearance. "The gang is all here. Recognize someone? #xforce #deadpool2"

In the photo, a character is somewhat obscured behind Bedlam (Terry Crews) and Domino (Zazie Beetz), but his costume is pretty close to Shatterstar's X-Force uniform.

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Tan is best known for playing Gaius Chou on AMC's Into The Badlands He's also appeared on Netflix's Iron Fist as Zhou Cheng. He was in contention for the lead, but lost out to Finn Jones.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Lewis Tan attends Marc Jacobs Fragrances and Kaia Gerber Celebrate DAISY on May 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actor Lewis Tan arrives at the Just Jared's Annual Halloween Party - Arrivals at Tenants of the Trees on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Lewis Tan attends the Zadig & Voltaire and Flaunt Celebration of The FW16 Collection and The Oh La La Land Issue: Ouest Coast at Zadig & Voltaire on October 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine)

In the Marvel comics universe, Shatterstar is a genetically engineered, dimension-jumping mutant most recently paired with another male X-Man, Rictor.


It's not clear whether Star's sexuality will make it into the film, but it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility: The trailer shows Deadpool grabbing Colossus's steel-hard-buns.

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