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Meet the actor playing a bisexual superhero in Deadpool 2

Written by gaytourism

Model and actor Lewis Tan

Deadpool 2, the much anticipated sequel to the 2016 smash film Deadpool, hits theaters on 18 May. The upcoming movie features a new character named Shatterstar, a bisexual X-Force member.

The actor behind Shatterstar

Played by British-Asian actor Lewis Tan, Shatterstar is a character pulled from the Marvel comics universe. In the comics, he is a genetically-engineered, dimension-hopping mutant hero. He is frequently paired with another male X-Man named Rictor. And yes, Shatterstar and Rictor kiss in the comic books.

As of now, it’s unclear whether Shatterstar’s sexuality will play a role in the film, but fingers crossed!

Who is Lewis Tan?

Lewis Tan has previously had roles in the Netflix series Iron Fist (also based on Marvel comics) and AMC’s show Into The Badlands.

Check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Tan’s Instagram. On top of being an actor, Tan is also a model and sword fighter/boxer. Try not to swoon too hard!

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