Deadpool 2 has the lofty task of following up the film industry’s biggest surprise story of 2016 in Deadpool, which turned a meager (for a blockbuster), $58 million-budgeted freshman effort into a $783 million global phenomenon. With Ryan Reynolds set to reprise his role as the Marvel Comics Merc with a Mouth, he will be joined by a classic comic book rival in Cable, played by Josh Brolin, who makes a detour from his Marvel Studios gig as Thanos in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War to play an equally-iconic antagonist to our antihero.
John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2. While the Deadpool 2 script is still officially in the hands of original film scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it was revealed to Collider that screenwriter extraordinaire Drew Goddard has been brought onboard to work on the film’s script as a consultant.
Deadpool 2 is now in production, so expect news to hit faster than bad chimichangas! Here’s everything we know:
Deadpool 2 News
Check out some new looks at Josh Brolin as Cable from the set!
Earlier Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram to reveal yet another image of Cable, this time with the Merc with the Mouth… kind of. In the below image you can see Cable holding a plush mini-Cable. Among Reynolds’ comment about his co-star, he wrote, “The camera really does add 10 pounds” and “Josh Brolin and I just love to hang out and chat between takes. He calls me his lil’ Shake Weight.™”
Josh Brolin also posted a picture of his character on Instagram, which you can check out below:
Emulating Ryan Reynolds’s habit of scooping his own stories, Domino actress Zazie Beetz took to Instagram to post a second Domino photo, this time a close-up.
Interestingly, this new Domino photo seems to explain Deadpool 2‘s version a bit more. Of course, in the pages of Marvel Comics, the character – a government-bred experiment to create the perfect assassin – is depicted as having chalky white skin, blue eyes, with a black circle tattoo around her left eye. Here, we have an approach that’s arguably more grounded in reality, with Domino’s signature eye mark manifesting as a spot that appears to be whitened by vitiligo (this is not yet confirmed). We can also see that her eyes are heterochromiac (each different colors).
Ryan Reynolds, who has made himself the #1 source for official Deadpool 2 news in the universe, was the first to (officially) announce that Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz landed the role of Domino. In true Ryan Reynolds fashion, he did it on social media. And now he’s done it again, revealing the first official look at Ms. Beetz as Domino, mirroring how Reynolds’ Deadpool costume was first revealed.
Domino is an assassin for hire, and founding member of X-Force, who first appeared in the very same comic that first introduced Deadpool, New Mutants #98. With an X-Force movie set to follow Deadpool 2, we can see where this is going.
Anyway, don’t expect this to turn into an X-Force movie or anything like that.
Deadpool 2 Release Date
Production on Deadpool 2 is now underway, which gives it plenty of time to make its June 1, 2018 release date.
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Deadpool 2 Trailer
Logan didn’t have a post-credits scene. Instead, it has kind of a pre-credits scene, which is basically a wacky teaser for Deadpool 2. It’s not quite a trailer, but it’s 100% legit, stars Ryan Reynolds, and was directed by David Leitch. This won’t appear in the movie, but there’s definitely a touch of what you’ll see in it here in terms of tone.
And by “tone” we mean “exactly what you expect/want out of a Deadpool movie.” There’s some nice symmetry to letting Ryan Reynolds drop this one before 20th Century Fox, since he’s apparently the person responsible for the test footage leak that finally got this movie the greenlight in the first place a few years back. He continues to “deny” that.
Watch it here. It’s pretty great. ALSO it has come to our attention that mobile users are having trouble seeing the video, so you can click here to watch it if it isn’t coming up. Sorry about that.
A couple of things worth noting here:
1. You can see the word “Hope” scrawled on that phone booth. This could be a joke, considering the Superman: The Movie theme is playing, that Superman’s “S” is “a symbol of hope.”
However, it probably refers to Hope Summers, who is Cable’s adopted daughter and holy moley does this get too confusing to get into right here.
2. You can also see “Nathan Summers coming soon!” written on there. In other words, that’s Cable, and it’s no secret whatsoever that Cable is in this movie.