Production on the Deadpool sequel is currently underway and a new set photo has revealed an Easter egg that references the Canadian superhero team named Alpha Flight. The photo was shared by HollywoodNorth and features the name Alpha Flight on a Taxi ad, though it appears to be for a travel agency that shares the team’s name rather than a direct reference to the Canadian mutants.
You can check out the image in the post below!
— HollywoodNorth.buzz (@yvrshoots) June 28, 2017
Of course, while the Easter egg may simply be a nod to the Canadian superheroes, their existence in the X-Men film universe is not out of the question. Earlier this year producer and X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg mentioned the superhero team as potential characters who could be utilized in future projects.
Speaking as a Canadian, it is always nice to see my country’s superhero team receive some acknowledgement, especially right before the country celebrates it’s 150th anniversary.
Directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Jack Kesy.
The Deadpool sequel will be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.
8 Reasons Why Fox Is Giving The MCU A Run For Their Money
20th Century Fox has been successful making superhero films for the last 17 years with the highly-popular X-Men franchise. Several films in this series have been regarded as some of the best superhero films of all time. This year’s Logan and last year’s Deadpool have proven that they are worthy competition to that of DC and to the MCU itself.
The quality of those films have set them apart from what is being done over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the original superhero cinematic universe, it is easy to compare them to the MCU. They are and will probably continue to give the MCU a run for their money when it comes to making Marvel superhero epics. Click Next to continue!