It seems that Deadpool 2 has started production. The sequel, which is due out in a little under a year, is the third X-Men movie coming out in 2018, next to Dark Phoenix and New Mutants. Star Ryan Reynolds posted a picture of himself in the Deadpool suit at the Hatley Castle, the national historic site in Colwood, British Columbia.
The location has become known for being used as the exterior for Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in most of the X-Men movies, including X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, and X-Men: Apocalypse. For X-Men, Casa Loma in Toronto and the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada stood in for the school, and in X-Men: First Class it was the Englefield House, an Elizabethan manor in Berkshire, England.
"Dropped by the X-Mansion. Big fucking surprise. No one's home," Reynolds tweeted. The tweet references back to a joke that Deadpool made during the first movie about how no one was ever home because they couldn't afford any other X-Men. Reynolds is a star that knows how to work social media, so now that the movie is shooting we can expect the antics to once again kick in.
While the movie is less than a year away, we don't know much about the plot of Deadpool 2. We know that Zazie Beetz is playing Domino and that Josh Brolin is on as Nathan Summers, AKA Cable. Cable has one of the most ridiculous origins in Marvel comics — and that is truly saying something. He is listed as Nathan Summers, which could mean they're going to play that origin story straight. It would make for a decent joke for Deadpool to stare at Cable as he explains how insane it is, and then make a crack about how comics are ridiculous.
Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Zazie Beetz. It will be released on June 1st, 2018.
Dropped by the X-Mansion. Big fucking surprise. No one's home. pic.twitter.com/svbUMEdKbb
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 17, 2017