Deadpool 2 Concludes Filming, Confirms the Writer
Posted 2017/10/19 172 0
According to Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese, filming on the upcoming sequel as officially wrapped. “That’s a wrap! Deadpool 2 is in the can!” Rheese wrote on Twitter. This puts the sequel’s production at a stop four months after it began filming back in June. With the sequel already done filming, the post-production process will now begin, which means a poster and trailer will not be too far away as the marketing campaign begins for Deadpool 2‘s summer 2018 release.
UPDATE: Ryan Reynolds additionally commemorated the end of filming with a post on Instagram joking about the film’s official title. “That’s a wrap on DEADPOOL 2: A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE!” the 40-year-old actor wrote. “Thank you to our beloved Captain, Mr. @davidmleitch… words are too clumsy to properly acknowledge your giant heart and talent.”
“I love my hometown of Vancouver and our obscenely gifted crew,” he added. “From our PA’s, (who are first in and last out) to our set decorators and prop departments, riddling this film with Easter Eggs in almost every scene… Thank you. I already miss being on set. Which is why I’ve decided to continue shooting the film in my underwear from Josh Brolin’s well appointed living room. #MaximumEffort.”
News of the movie wrapping comes after a tragedy the production faced back in August. A female stuntwoman by the name of Joi “SJ” Harris died in motorcycle accident on the set of Deadpool 2. Harris reportedly lost control of her motorcycle, hit a pole, and then crashed into a plate-glass window at Shaw Tower near the Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, where the sequel’s production was held. Her death halted filming, which resumed a few days later. It seems the cast and crew doubled down on their efforts to complete filming in a timely fashion following Harris’ passing, a mission that has now been proven successful.
Directed by David Leitch, the Deadpool sequel stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.