Who could this secret Mutant be? With Deadpool officially entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the hotly anticipated Deadpool 3, several rumors have emerged on what the Merc with a Mouth’s next movie will be about and who will join him.
One such theory is that Deadpool 3 will introduce a secret mutant character who appeared in Deadpool 2. After a catastrophic initial appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool was given a second shot in his first solo film and has since become one of Marvel Comics’ most famous characters.
Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, told the narrative of Deadpool’s (the character’s) genesis while maintaining the character’s characteristic sense of comedy, thanks to the chronology reset in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In response to the critical and commercial success of Deadpool, a sequel simply named Deadpool 2 was released.
The film follows Deadpool as he unwillingly joins the X-Men following the death of his fiancée Vanessa and fights a young mutant named Russell with the help of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus. However, Deadpool resolves to defend the young mutant, Russell, when he learns that Cable, a robotic soldier, has traveled back in time to murder him.
Domino, Bedlam, Zeitgeist, Shatterstar, Vanisher, and Peter are all members of Deadpool’s X-Force, which he puts together to aid Russell and get him out of prison. Peter was the only one who wasn’t extraordinary in some way; he was just an average person with the unusual condition of having both types of diabetes.
When everyone else on the squad perished after falling out of the chopper, Deadpool cheered for Peter, dubbing him “Sugar Bear.” When Peter tried to rescue Zeitgeist after he had landed in a wood chipper, Zeitgeist accidentally vomited on him, killing him. But in the Deadpool 2 post-credits sequence, Deadpool traveled back in time to save Peter, opening the door for Peter’s return.
In Excalibur issue #86 from 1995, Marvel Comics introduced readers to Peter Wisdom, a British Secret Service operative. Peter Wisdom, a secret mutant able to absorb heat and sun radiation, projects semi-solid energy projections from his fingers that he calls “hot knives.”
Pure thermal energy, they are reported as hot as the sun’s surface, and he can utilize them to build shields, burn ballistic threats, shoot them as projectiles, or keep them clinging to his fingertips like claws. Peter is also incredibly bright and has extensive training in espionage, intelligence collection, and the use of guns.
In the comics, Peter eventually becomes the team’s captain after recruiting them to assist him to defeat Magneto and retrieving a cybernetic brain from Genosha. After a while, Peter reportedly gets killed and returns to work for MI6 in Britain.
There were rumors that Peter in Deadpool was actually Peter Wisdom long before Deadpool 2 came out since one of the trailers showed Deadpool gathering the X-Force squad, and Peter’s very professional photo, in which he is wearing a suit and black tie, only fueled the fire.
The hypothesis that “Sugar Bear” is actually Peter Wisdom, considering that Wisdom is a covert spy, and Peter might have been faking being helpless, gained traction despite Deadpool 2’s surprising reveal that Peter was just a regular person. Since Deadpool traveled through time to save Peter, Peter may come back in the third installment of the Deadpool series and finally declare that he is a mutant and partner up with Deadpool in a serious way.
Peter was a regular guy with a few health problems who was eager for an adventure, and that’s what made him endearing to fans and Deadpool alike. Peter’s complete and utter uselessness in X-Force provided a funny counterpoint to the team’s other unusual abilities, like those of the mutants and the invisibility of one of the members.
If Peter were to be exposed as Peter Wisdom in Deadpool 3, it would be an interesting surprise and give him a larger part in Deadpool’s next adventure, but it may also diminish what made “Sugar Bear” so memorable in the previous film.