‘Deadpool 2’ – release date, cast, trailers and everything you need to know
Bucking the trend of superhero blockbusters in more ways than one, 2016’s Deadpool shot to unexpected success after being made on a reported budget of $58 million – a fraction of everyday global smashes. NME’s review called it a “stylishly salty antidote to bloated recent superhero movies,” and it became one of the year’s biggest hits.
How do you follow-up a low-budget smash with ten times the expectation, especially when the original took 11 years to complete? Work is already underway on a follow-up – and here’s everything you need to know about Deadpool 2’s story, cast and release date. Anyone unfamiliar with Deadpool’s plot, do not read on – it’s spoilers o’clock down there.
The film has a provisional release date of early 2018. Shooting is set to begin in June 2017, according to What’s Filming.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds last week (March 4) shared a short film called No Good Deed, which acts as the first glimpse of what to expect from a sequel. It shows alter ego Wade Wilson going full Superman by witnessing a mugging take place, before heroically racing into the nearest phone booth and, in true Deadpool style, taking an age to get changed into superhero gear. By the time he exits the booth, the villain in this piece has already a hasty exit. But fear not – there’s still time for a cameo from Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. The video, launched on Reynolds’ YouTube channel, comes with the description: “Wade and the other girls from theSisterhood of the Traveling Pants plan a trip to Cabot Cove.”