There’s been a lot of chatter about the upcoming sequel to 2016’s blockbuster Deadpool.
Last month, it was revealed that the character of Shatterstar would appear alongside Ryan Reynolds’ pansexual Deadpool. Now, the identity of the actor playing Deadpool 2’s bisexual, polyamorous superhero has been revealed.
Say hello to actor Lewis Tan.
31-year-old Tan is best known for playing Gaius Chou on AMC’s Into The Badlands and Zhou Cheng on Netflix’s Iron Fist.
The character of Shatterstar first appeared in the comics back in 1991. He was originally presented as asexual, before his character was eventually changed to be bisexual and polyamorous.
His superpowers include accelerated healing and the ability to create shockwaves and teleportation portals using his two swords.
In 2009, his kiss with Rictor was the first gay kiss in a mainstream Marvel comic.
It’s not totally clear whether Shatterstar’s sexuality will be a subplot in the film, but it doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility considering the trailer shows Deadpool grabbing a handful of Colossus’s hard-as-steel buns:
Scroll down for a sampling from Tan’s Instagram page…