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Understanding Deadpool 2, the X-Force, Cable’s wild backstory and the future of the MCU

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Deadpool 2 - Ryan Reynolds in costume 20th Century Fox

In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic about a new game, movie or piece of gear. In this episode, Susana Polo and Dave Tach talk about Deadpool 2.

Join us for a discussion that looks at Deadpool as a movie that almost didn’t happen to the current day where its sequel is poised to be a summer blockbuster. How did Deadpool get made? What’s different between the movie and the comics? What did the movie do right? Is it better than the original? What’s the X-Force? And whose son is Cable, exactly? (Spoiler alert: It’s super complicated.) If the Disney/Fox merger goes through, what does that mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? You’ll find the answers to all of this and more on this episode of Quality Control.

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