‘Deadpool 2’ To Finally Begin Production In January

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The past couple of weeks have not been nice for Deadpool fans. Not only has the first film’s director, Tim Miller, departed the upcoming sequel, but the film’s composer, Junkie XL also left the project. However, 20th Century Fox are dead set on finding a replacement before the new year, as they desire Deadpool 2 to begin production this January. Last week, it was revealed that John Wick director, David Leich is the front runner to direct the film, while Cabin In The Woods‘ Drew Goddard is also in contention.

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According to What’s Filming? The upcoming film is set to begin production this January in Vancouver. While that does not leave much time for the studio to find a replacement for Miller, as well find actors for the coveted roles of Cable and Domino, respectively. It was previously rumoured that Miller left the film due to an difference in opinion regarding who should play the time travelling badass, Cable. Miller wanted Friday Night Lights‘ Kyle Chandler, while the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, wanted a bigger name. The role of Domino is currently in active casting with Ruby Rose, Lizzy Caplan, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead all being top picks.

But what do you guys make of all this? Are you excited for Deadpool 2 or are you a little on the fence following all the behind the scenes drama?

Deadpool 2 is set to hit theatres everywhere in 2018.

Source: What’s Filming? (Via Omega Underground)

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.

  • Maxi Iroh

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead*

  • Bruce Norris

    Said it before, Eric Dane for Cable.

  • SAMURAI36

    There’s no way this film starts filming in January, which, (checks calendar) is less than 2 months out. No director, half the roles still uncast, no composer, & they are still arguing about the budget. Of they don’t push it back, the film is gonna be a mess.

    • AKA

      You’re absolutely right. Besides that date could be fixed before the latest events and will be pushing. Simon Kinberg hoped he could start production in January in which this information is not surprising (but he spoke of this possibility just a few months).
      However I keep telling me that they were (maybe) most advanced in pre-production than we think. What is interesting is that we seem to have a lot of information but in reality we know very little (except rumors that come amplify the conversation) What is really striking is that even the the most insignificant information takes proportions exaggerated.

      • SAMURAI36

        You know, I actually agree with you here. The reality is, most of the audience doesn’t really know how the sausage is made, and NONE of the studios are exactly forthright about how it’s made either. Nor should they be.

        I just wish the audience (which includes blog sites like this one; because let’s be honest here, there are no REAL journalist sites out there, that are covering comic book related content. They’re all just run by fanboys, with no academic journalism training, who bring their own personal biases to their reporting) would stop creating, and/or following fabricated narratives that are based on little to no real info or truth.

        There are those of us who work really hard, to try to debunk the nonsense that gets disseminated over the internet, in regards to this stuff.

      • SAMURAI36

        Here is an example of what I’m talking about:

        http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/business/media/warner-bros-quietly-thriving-recasts-its-own-story.html?_r=1

        These are the people we should be listening to. That, and the numbers. Everything else is irrelevant.

  • WarrenWII

    this was the intention months ago, but with Miller gone, the new director will need more time. So filming will be pushed back at least 3 months, imo

  • Joseph Chaisson

    It will be fine.