Did you catch Logan in theaters? Did you see that oh-so-cool and funny teaser for Deadpool 2? You know, the one where our hero fails to save a mugging victim because he’s too busy trying to change into his costume in a phone booth?
Well, obviously, success has done nothing to blunt the subversive humor of Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With A Mouth, Wade Wilson—and thank God for that. All we’d need is some studio honcho to decide that they were lucky the first time out with an R-rated superhero movie, and that they’d need to go more mainstream with the sequel.
Well, it ain’t gonna happen.
When Deadpool was released last February, it took a lot of the audience by surprise, particularly considering how botched Reynolds’ first appearance as a different form of the character was in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
From the first frames of the film, it was obvious that this was going to be different than any other superhero film—or hero—out there.
Now production has begun on Deadpool 2, and details are slowly being revealed, the most recent of which is that the first photo of Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman/Domino has been released. Part of the X-Men in the comics, Domino — besides being an amazing fighter and an ace sharp-shooter — is a mercenary who has the mutant ability of manipulating luck. She also happens to be the sometimes girlfriend of the film's villain, Cabel (Josh Brolin). The actress portraying her is German-born and her most prominent role to date as been in the TV series Atlanta. Ryan Reynolds tweeted the following image, commenting, "Some people just know how to work a red carpet."
What follows is our guide to everything we know about the upcoming film so far—which is set to release sometime in 2018.
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A secret weapon of the first film was the use of supporting characters, three of whom will be returning. Brianna Hildebrand is Negasonic Teenage Warhead, an X-Men trainee, who can launch atomic bursts from her body. When you see Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 this summer, fans of Negasonic can offer thanks to Marvel producer Kevin Feige, who struck a deal that she could be a part of Deadpool if writer/director James Gunn could use the character of Ego The Living Planet in that film.
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