Deadpool 2's Shatterstar Actor Sparks Deadpool 3 Return Speculation

Shatterstar actor, Lewis Tan, leaves speculation over a possible return in Deadpool 3. The X-Men film franchise is widely regarded as helping kick off the superhero movie boom in the early '00s with its more grounded approach to portraying larger than life characters from the comics. As 20th Century Fox's film franchise grew, so did the rest of Hollywood's spiking interest in adapting more obscure comic book properties to the big screen. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to watch any movie or television series that has been adapted from a comic without seeing a fresh face or new character that casual audiences will suddenly find themselves discovering for the first time.


The character of Deadpool was introduced in the X-Men film series with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. While the casting was considered perfect, his portrayal on screen at the time was maligned for straying too far from the source material by infamously silencing the Merc with the Mouth. Reynolds would eventually get his way with 2016's Deadpool, which not only did the character justice, but also proved that an R-rated superhero movie could be successful. It was followed up by the sequel, Deadpool 2, which introduced other obscure characters such as Cable, Domino, Bedlam, Zeitgest and Shatterstar, and with Deadpool 3 moving forward at Marvel Studios, one of these recent heroes wants a chance to return.

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Following the announcement that Hugh Jackman would return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, actor Lewis Tan responded with a strange message on his Twitter account. Tan portrayed Shatterstar in Deadpool 2, an alien from Mojoworld who is well skilled in martial arts and carried twin katana with him to fight. He along with a couple of other minor superheroes were introduced, only to quickly be killed off for a gag. Despite his death, Tan seems to be implying that audiences have not seen the last of his short-lived character. Check out his Tweet below:

How Can Shatterstar Return After His Deadpool 2 Death?

Deadpool 2 Shatterstar

Lewis Tan has had a long history of trying to break into big budget properties on film and television. Long ago, he auditioned for the role of Iron Fist in the television series of the same name, but lost the part to Finn Jones. He did manage to get a guest spot in one episode as the drunken fighter Zhou Cheng. He lobbied hard for the role of Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but lost that part as well to Simu Liu. Tan finally managed to snag the lead role of Cole Young in the 2021 Mortal Kombat film, though his performance was considered divisive.

With his character having met a terrible fate with a helicopter blade, it is not known how Shatterstar could make a Deadpool 3 return. The introduction of the multiverse would be an obvious solution, though the X-Men movies have also offered other solutions for bringing characters back from the dead. At the end of Deadpool 2, Deadpool used Cable's time-traveling device to prevent the deaths of several characters. While Shatterstar was not one of the characters shown, it is not outside the realm of possibility that he could have saved him as well. Audiences will have the chance to see who will show up in Deadpool 3 when the MCU threequel arrives in theaters on September 6, 2024.