One of the many things that helped make Deadpool the surprise success story of 2016 was the brilliant use of marketing, especially through the various social media sites. Star Ryan Reynolds fully embraced the wacky & out there sides of the character to reach out to fans in various ways and it looks like the film’s sequel will be no different.
Filming has already begun for the movie that will settle into a prime June release date next year, June 01 to be precise, and Reynolds has shared the first set shot that features a very familiar location.
That is indeed Xavier’s mansion, or Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia as it’s known in the real world.
The caption of course calls back to the gag from the first film about Negasonic Teenage Warhead & Colossus being the only X-Men to appear since the film’s budget was very small. Both of those characters are confirmed to return for the sequel & a bigger budget for the film, expected after the giant amount of cash the first brought in, makes shooting at the actual castle used for the X-Men mansion something that can be done this time around.
With the film already stacked with newcomers like Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz) it’s hard to say if any other X-Men will make any appearances alongside Negasonic and Colossus or if the joke of a big house with very few people will stick around. Having already made a joke about how screwed up the X-Men film continuity is they could take the joke even further and throw in various actors from the different films and comment more on that.
The slew of social media items and eventual bigger marketing for the film to come should be a lot of fun.
Directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Reynolds, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapacic as Colossus, Brolin as Cable, Beetz as Domino, Karan Soni as Dopinder and reportedly Jack Kesy as possibly Black Tom Cassidy.