James Gunn Congratulates Deadpool 2 Cast and Crew on Their Big Opening

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn posted an adorable congratulatory message to the Deadpool 2 cast and crew this morning, celebrating their big opening. Opening weekend, not… you get the idea.

The image shows a potted Baby Groot holding a paintbrush, having apparently painted himself Deadpool's signature red and black hues.

"Enormous congrats to @VancityReynolds, @DavidMLeitch, @RhettReese, @missmorenab & company on Deadpool 2 opening to what looks like over $130 million this weekend. Keep the fun stuff coming," James Gunn said.

As of this morning, BoxOffice Mojo has the current domestic box office take for Deadpool 2 at $53,300,000 with the total likely to rise as true reports come in.

The sequel did actually break the previous R-rated opening record, bringing in $18.6 million on Thursday night alone, bumping previous record holder It.

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds posted a thanks this morning as well, mentioning the fans and crew, pets, families, communicable diseases, and more.

James Gunn is reportedly working on completing the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 right now, having posted to Instagram that he's in the process. Hopefully seeing Deadpool 2 will help his process, but if the previous 2 GotG films are anything to go by, Gunn doesn't need the help.

Deadpool 2 is currently in theaters now.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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