The first Deadpool film was the surprise breakout of the last year. With filming underway on the second installment of the franchise, fans have been itching for a look at what they can expect. Their prayers have been answered.
Deadpool star and all-around foul-mouthed cretin Ryan Reynolds released the first look at the sequel today via his Instagram.
Reynolds’ commentary is just about what one would expect. Its rare to see an actor whose personality so closely mirrors his most iconic role, but there are few who would argue that Reynolds wasn’t born to play Wade Wilson.
The image shows Deadpool situated in front of Hastley Castle, which has served as the X-Mansion in several of Fox’s X-Men films, including the first Deadpool film. The sequel is currently filming on location, and is set to release in theaters on June 1, 2018.
The film stars Reynolds in the title role, Josh Brolin as Nathan “Cable” Summers, and Zazie Beetz as Domino. The film is being directed by David Leitch (John Wick), who took over for the departed Tim Miller after Miller and Reynolds clashed over the casting of Cable. Despite such hiccups, the success of the first film has seen 20th Century Fox continue to place their full support behind the franchise, including a huge trailer preceding the recently released Logan, in which the studio secured the original John Williams theme music from the Superman franchise. That didn’t come cheap.
Should Deadpool 2 match or exceed the success of the first film, it will go a long way towards allaying fears that Fox has over-mined the X-Men franchise.
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