'Deadpool 2' Now Being Referred to as Untitled Deadpool Sequel

It turns out that Deadpool 2 may not actually be called Deadpool 2 after all.

On the film’s official website and in press emails from 20th Century Fox following the release of the first trailer, the movie is referred to as the “Untitled Deadpool Sequel.”

It isn’t unusual for movies to be referred to in this manner before a studio is ready to reveal the true title. Logan was referred to as “Untitled Wolverine Sequel” for some time, and the fourth Avengers movie is still being referred to by Marvel Studios as “Untitled Avengers Sequel.”

However, knowing how meta Deadpool is, and the fact that the movie is referred to this way on its own official website, make us believe there is at least some chance that “Untitled Deadpool Sequel” will be the actual title the movie is released under.

Today's trailer release follows the movie's first poster reveal and a spread in Good Housekeeping magazine. Whatever the movie is called, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld tells ComicBook.com that fans should be excited for more.

"The Game is afoot!" Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld told ComicBook.com when the magazine feature was revealed. "Oh man, this could not be more exciting for the fans as well as for all the great talent bringing Deadpool 2 to life! Deadpool! Cable! Domino! Colossus! Fans, brace yourself, you have no idea all the awesome that is coming your way! The best news is that June 1 is closer today than it was yesterday!!"

Ryan Reynolds returns to star as Wade Wilson in the sequel to 2016’s irreverent superhero hit. Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic will also reprise their roles from the first film. The film will introduce Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz at Domino, and Jack Kesy as the film’s unrevealed villain.

Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Filming began in Vancouver in June 2017 and wrapped in October 2017.

Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Other upcoming X-Men movies include The New Mutants on April 13, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018, and Gambit on February 14, 2019.