Filming on Deadpool 2 has been delayed by one week.
Deadpool 2 will return to Vancouver for principal photography. Production sources in the area have begun updating their listings for Love Machine, Deadpool 2's production title, to indicate that the start of production has been pushed back from June 19 to June 26. Filming will now wrap on Oct. 6 (via Omega Underground).
There has been a flurry of activity surrounding Deadpool, 20th Century Fox's surprise hit of 2016. After a prolonged casting process and the loss of director Tim Miller, Deadpool 2 finally cast its Cable. It shortly thereafter got an official release date and began preparations to enter production in June.
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David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver.
Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
In the Marvel Comics Universe, Cable's real name is Nathan Christopher Summers and he is the son of Scott Summers, Cyclops of the X-Men. As an infant, Nathan was infected with a techno-organic virus for which no cure or treatment exists as of the present day. To save his son's life, Cyclops sent him into the future, where the boy learned to use his telekinetic mutant gifts to control the spread of the disease, though his left arm was consumed and now appears metallic. In the future, Cable battled the mutant tyrant Apocalypse and later traveled back in time to try to stop his desolate future timeline from ever coming into existence, forming the paramilitary mutant group known as X-Force along the way.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
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