Six Pack Hero

Rob Liefeld wants to see his Six Pack characters in future Deadpool movies

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May 17, 2018

When it opens this weekend, Deadpool 2 will expand the world of Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth by introducing audiences to Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino. All three characters were created at the height of Rob Liefeld’s run on New Mutants and X-Force with writer Fabian Nicieza. But if Liefeld has his way, future Deadpool movies will dig even deeper into his roster of Marvel characters. 

"Let's keep going," said Liefeld while speaking with ComicBook.com. "Let's get the entire Six Pack who Cable used to run with. Let's get Bridge, let's get Hammer, let's get Grizzly. No, no, no, especially if there's more Cable we can go in that direction... There is so much great stuff yet to come."

The Six Pack was Cable’s first team of mercenaries when he traveled to the present, and most of them came to hold a serious grudge against the mutant freedom fighter. In the cover below from the first Cable miniseries, you can see Grizzly, Domino, Kane, and Hammer on the left side, while Cable and G.W. Bridge take up the right side. 

Cable #! cover by John Romita JR

Credit: Marvel Comics

Cable fell out with his team when he shot Hammer in the back to prevent him from giving sensitive information to Stryfe when the villain held Kane hostage. Both Hammer and Kane were crippled during the incident, but Cable eventually made amends with both men.

Deadpool also had a history with Kane, as he was the man who won the heart of Vanessa, Deadpool’s first real lover. If Kane is introduced, he could be Deadpool’s romantic rival in the films as well.

Additionally, Liefeld offered some strong words of praise for Beetz’s performance as Domino.

“She is so charming and so charismatic and she plays so well off Ryan [Reynolds] and Josh [Brolin]. I think audiences are gonna be like, 'I want more Domino!' Ryan is tops. Josh, you know what you're getting, you're getting Josh Brolin! Zazie, I told Ryan, 'This is a star turner. This is a star turner. People are gonna flip for her."