Production on Deadpool 2 hasn’t been going on for long, but set photos of the sequel are already flooding the Internet. Ryan Reynolds has shared a slew of photos himself whilst fan-photographers have scoped out dozens more. Now, one brand-new image from the Deadpool movie has been revealed, and it show off the movie’s first easter egg.
Over on Twitter, Hollywood North got fans buzzing when it shared a close-up photo from the Deadpool 2 set. The site, which covers productions based in Vancouver, shared the photo as seen below with fans.
The picture zooms in on a taxi advert which promotes a company called Alpha Flight. The travel company offers cheap flights, last minute deals, and travel insurance to those looking to fly into Canada judging by its maple leaf logo. There’s no telling if the ride belongs to Dopinder, the taxi driver from the first Deadpool film - but fans at least enjoy the prop’s subtle easter egg.
If you are not familiar with Alpha Flight, then you should know there is a team within the Marvel Universe that operates under the name. The group was introduced way back in 1979 in X-Men #120. Alpha Flight originally consisted of heroes such as Guardian, Northstar, Aurora, Shaman, Sasquatch, and Snowbird. The group is known to be made up of a fully Canadian roster, and Alpha Flight has an involved history with the X-Men Universe. Reports have even suggested that 20th Century Fox is even looking to make an Alpha Flight film, but this Deadpool 2 teaser just seems to be a simple easter egg. That is, unless the film wants to prove netizens wrong and introduce some rather unexpected heroes.
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David Leitch 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.
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.