The Merc with a Mouth is back in front of cameras as production on Deadpool 2 commenced yesterday.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds made the announcement via Instagram, see below, stating “The sun sets on day 1. Feels good to be back. This dog can hunt.”
The first Deadpool was a big hit for Twentieth Century Fox, considering they made the movie for just $58 million and raked in over $783 million at the box office. Such a return guaranteed a sequel, while validating star Reynolds’s insistence that the film stay true to the character’s raunchy comic book roots.
The sequel will see the introduction of X-Men comics fan favorite Cable, a mutant from an apocalyptic future who travels back to our present. Playing Cable is Josh Brolin, making this the second major Marvel Comics the actor will be playing on the big screen. Over at Marvel Studios’ mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brolin is appearing via motion capture performance as the intergalactic despot Thanos.
Joining Reynolds from the first film are Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic and Karan Soni with newcomers Jack Kesy, Zazie Beetz and Shioli Kutsuna rounding out the cast.
Deadpool 2 is set for a June 1, 2018 release.