Deadpool was Fox’s run away hit making almost $800 million worldwide, which all but guaranteed a sequel! But, with the success of Deadpool came difference of opinions on the direction of where to go next with the sequel. The sequel saw early troubles with the departure of director Tim Miller. Miller, who was an integral part of the first Deadpool, which opened in February, exited the project over “creative differences” with star Ryan Reynolds.
For months there was very little word about the future of the movie. Then we got news that the studio has hired a new director David Leitch. Leitch is well versed in action-movie parlance. He made his directorial debut in 2014 with Wick, the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller, with Chad Stahelski. Before that, however, he spent years as stunt coordinators and second unit directors, creating a stunt company named 87eleven.
Fans had been speculating that Deadpool was going to appear in an after credit scene in Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine Fox’s Logan. But, it turned out that Ryan and crew had shot a short that played before Logan called, “No Good Deed” which there are two versions. Theatrical without Stan Lee and Online With Stan Lee. I’m partial to the Stan Lee one myself!
After the release of the trailer Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter and announced to the world that “Atlanta” actress Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino in the “Deadpool” sequel.
In an interview with IGN screenwriters spoke Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about what made Zazie right for the role of Domino.
” Rhett Reese: Well, you know, it’s tough to say. There’s this very wonderful alchemy that happens when an actor starts to read the lines that we came up with. She just really sparked, and it really just flew off the screen. I think that we now will be able to write with her voice in mind more, which always helps too. So yeah, I think you’re right, it’s a very exciting casting choice and we think it’s going to pay off.
Paul Wernick: And she, you know, in the read and in the test she went toe-to-toe with Ryan and that’s not an easy task, he’s such a brilliant actor. She kept face with him and that’s reason enough to see how that plays out over the course of the next movie and franchise. ”
What everyone including myself is still waiting on the announcement of who is playing Cable. Nathan Summers, a few of names have been linked to the role with contenders like
Pierce Brosnan, Russell Crowe and most recently Stranger Things star David Harbour being mentioned as well. Divant Art star Boss logic made some renderings of what they may look like as Cable.
The good news is we won’t have to wait much longer to find out who ends up with the role! According to screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick *I will update when news is announced of the casting*
* UPDATE CABLE CAST!!!!
Josh Brolin cast as Cable, in a surprise move the folks involved in making Deadpool 2 cast Brolin. Brolin was a name that had been on no ones radar to play the time-traveling fan favorite character. Brolin who is already playing Thanos in the MCU and is going to have his hands full with that character, its being reported that his Cable deal is for 4 movies. quite excited to see how he plays Cable.
Deadpool 2 will begin shooting later this summer, and is expected in theaters March 2018. Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are also set to return alongside Weasel. No plot details have been shared yet, but it will help set up the X-Force spin-off.
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