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'Deadpool 2' Hero Peter (Mistakenly) Breaks His Silence to Playboy About X-Force

Ever since we first caught a glimpse in the Deadpool 2 trailer of Peter, the mustachioed member of the X-Force, we’ve been obsessed. Peter, played in the film by Rob Delaney, doesn’t have any superpowers. He just joins up with Deadpool, a.k.a. Wade Wilson, because he wants to help save the world. (Minor spoilers ahead!)

We don’t know a ton about Peter, except that he is a beekeeper, and his last name begins with a “W.” He has an active Twitter page (as well as a LinkedIn), and he loves threatening to block people. Peter doesn't get nearly enough screen time in Deadpool 2, currently in theaters, but the moments that feature him are deeply important and hilarious, and we’re sure he’s got a bright future in the X-Force. With the film dominating the box office over the weekend, Playboy spoke with Peter about his work with Wade, his feelings on superheroes and his love for Sears.

What prompted you to answer Deadpool’s ad?
I’m kind of a homebody, so my wife, Susan, is always encouraging me to get out of the house more. This seemed like a great way to meet new folks and learn some new skills. It’s a real win-win, since my wife, Susan, also gets more time to spend on her newfound passion: personal training with a real nice guy named Gus. Say, which magazine did you say this was for again?

Did you have any prior experience in the superhero game?
No, but I do have over 20 hours of training in Krav Maga. And I feel like being a world-class husband should count for something.

Where did you get your headshot taken—and why did you have a headshot?
Sears! They have such great sales. Name one other store where you can get discount hardware, a headshot and a few new pairs of khakis, all in one trip. I’ll wait … LOL. Seriously, though, what publication are you with?
Had you ever jumped out of a plane before? You seemed like a natural.
That’s very nice of you to say. That was a new experience for me. Wade and the team helped me prepare, but there’s nothing quite like the rush of stepping out of a moving airplane—except maybe a well-organized closet.

What do you think is your greatest skill?
I feel like being a husband is a skill, and every day, I get better at it. I’d also have to say beekeeping. When you become an apiarist (that’s what we “in the biz” call beekeeping), you’re taking thousands of precious, tiny lives into your hands. No room for mistakes!

Did Deadpool ever give your email address to Domino? Any luck there?
I gave Wade my email address when I signed up, but I don’t think he gave it to Domino, no. I have been getting a lot more email solicitations for male … um, “enhancement,” since he took it, though. Also, I don’t think you ever answered me—what website is this for?

How often do you and Deadpool keep in touch?
Whenever X-Force is needed! Rain or shine, my wife’s birthday or not … If he calls, I answer. The amazing thing about Wade is that he never stops working. A good work ethic is one my favorite types of ethics.

How did you get the nickname Sugar Bear?
You know, you’d have to ask Wade. I’m just glad he quit calling me Paul.
I gave Wade my email address, but I don’t think he gave it to Domino, no. I have been getting a lot more email solicitations for male … um, “enhancement,” since he took it.
What have you been up to since your time in X-Force?
A lot. 

Based on your experience in X-Force, do you think anyone can become a superhero?

You know, I do think that. But it’s not because of my time with the X-Force. After my dad left us, my mom could have just packed it in called it quits. But she didn’t. She dug deep inside herself and found the strength to be a great parent and a strong role model. And she even found it in herself to look for love and remarry. I think about that strength every day. If you ask me, that’s a real superhero.

Do you prefer DC or Marvel?
Frankly, I’ve never understood why we need two different types of electricity.

Are you on any dating apps?
Why would you even ask this question? Not sure how it’s relevant to X-Forcing and/or being a good husband. If someone asked me this while I was Twittering, it would get them a big bowl of #Blocked. 

Who is the best villain of all time?  
Melanoma. Wear sunscreen, people.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I try to just focus on the here and now. That’s what bees do. They don’t question why or when—they just get to work on what needs to be done. That’s really inspiring to me. If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I’d be traveling the world with Wade and the team and being interviewed by—who did you say you were again? Anyway, I’d have told you you were crazy. I’m just Peter!

Do people ever tell you that you look like Rob Delaney?
Loved her in China Beach, but no.

Thanks for your time, Peter. Everyone here at Playboy is a big fan!
Wait, wait—this interview is for Playboy? Nudity is never appropriate. This interview is over. I love my wife, Susan.

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