2-3 years ago, people would have laughed if you told them Deadpool 2 would be the most highly anticipated upcoming superhero blockbusters. But now, following the immense success of the first Fox movie and another classic Marvel Studio Movie, which starred Ryan Reynolds, the world cannot wait for more R-rated, hyperkinetic action comedy, the way only the mouthiest merc can deliver it! Here you can find all you need to know about the Deadpool sequel.
The Deadpool 2 Release Date
When you consider that the first film was more than 10 years in the making, it is remarkable how quickly the sequel is moving. Of course, everyone is hoping this won’t have an impact on the movie’s quality. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are back on board, along with Drew Goddard, so the project is in good hands. And we have seen plenty of footage in the form of teasers and trailers.
The original movie’s core creative team didn’t all make it into the second round. Director Tim Miller was originally said to be on board, but he left the project after differences with star Ryan Reynolds on the direction the film was taking. There have been rumors that these differences were related to the casting and tone of Cable, and differing stories as to whether the differences were amicable. Eventually, David Leitch, the co-director of John Wick, took the reins for Deadpool 2 instead.
Shooting on the project began back in June 2017. Simon Kinberg, the leader of Fox’s X-Men franchise, said that Deadpool 2 should be out in 2018. The release date was originally set for June 1, but it was subsequently moved up to May 18, 2018, coinciding with a lengthy delay to the other X-Men spinoff The New Mutants. The working title for Deadpool 2 is Love Machine, which is presumed to be about Cable, who has some mechanical body parts. We also learned that the character Deadpool would play a part in the team movie X-Force.
New Mutants in Deadpool 2
The Deadpool 2 announcements are still in the relatively early stages, but there is no question that Ryan Reynolds is returning as the titular character. He truly owned the character in the first movie, and no-one would accept a sequel without him. Morena Baccarin is expected to return as Wade’s partner Vanessa Carlysle, and sidekick Weasel is likely to be played again by TJ Miller. Furthermore, we expect to see Nagasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus and cab driver Dopinder return, played by Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kopic, and Karan Soni respectively.
After much rumor and speculation, and plenty of competition to land the role, the coveted part of Cable was finally granted to Josh Brolin. He worked hard on getting the right look for the part, and everyone is pretty convinced by the pictures that have been released. There will also be the inclusion of a new mercenary in the form of Domino, whose association with both Deadpool and Cable is extensive. Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has been announced for that part.
The movie’s villain is rumored to be Black Tom Cassidy, who is the cousin of the X-Men’s Banshee. Jack Kesy from The Strain has landed this part, and there also seem to be unknown parts for British actor Eddie Marsan and Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s Julian Dennison. But don’t worry; Deadpool 2 is still all about Deadpool as a solo hero. No ensemble films here.