Marvel’s favorite merc is making a return trip to Professor Xavier’s mansion. Ryan Reynolds posted a photo from the set of Deadpool 2, featuring himself in character as Wade Wilson in front of the institute on social media.
“Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely for Beast’s lawn bombs before taking well deserved nap,” Reynolds wrote on Instagram. On Facebook, he captioned the same photo, “Now filming Deadpool 2: Xavier’s Lust.” On Twitter, he poked fun at the big reveal: “Big f—ing surprise. No one’s home.”
The photo confirms a report published earlier Saturday morning from Comic Book Resources. The mansion played a small part in the first Deadpool as the home of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, leading to the joke, “It’s a big house. It’s funny that I only ever see two of you. It’s almost like the studio couldn’t afford another X-Man.”
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Maybe this time they will be able to, since the first film racked up a worldwide box office tally of $783.1 million.
Deadapool 2, directed this time by David Leitch, returns familiar faces like Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Leslie Uggams alongside newcomers Josh Brolin (as Cable), Zazie Beetz (as Domino), and Jack Kesy (as the reported villain). Brolin has been getting jacked for the role of a psychic gunslinger with a bionic arm, posting video of his workout regime (and new haircut) from the gym.
The sequel is set to open in theaters on June 1, 2018.