The anticipation for the Deadpool movie probably just skyrocketed…and got a little weirder at the same time! Meet Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a Gothic mutant, and the latest comic book character to make their cinematic debut in the upcoming Deadpool movie. In the comics, she was Ellie Phimister, a Genoshan (from Genosha, an island and mutant nation formerly ruled by Magneto) teenager and student of Emma Frost. She has the power of precognitive nightmares and premonitions; one of which warned her the night before that everyone in Genosha would be exterminated. She told her teacher and classmates, but at that point Sentinels arrived and killed half the world’s mutant population–16 million people! She did not survive, but was later briefly resurrected by an enemy o the X-Men, Selene, to be a pawn in her desperate attempt to exact revenge on Emma and her allies. Dark, right?
Well the character is being given new life in the film it seems. However, there is nothing but speculation at this point about what that life could be. Is she going to be Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds) love interest? Or maybe she will be sidekick to the “Merc with a mouth? Like some kind of morbid Robin to his comical Batman. It is probably a good thing the actress portraying her, Brianna Hildebrand, is a virtual unknown. It lets us focus on the character, and not the star. Then there is her code name, which even other heroes poke fun at.
Check out a few of the new images released below. You can catch Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool, Friday, February 12, 2016.