Ryan Reynolds has announced via Instagram that 14-year-old New Zealand actor Julian Dennison is joining the cast of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Deadpool 2.
Best known for his role opposite Sam Neill in Taika Waititi’s 2016 indie hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Dennison’s work also includes the 2013 coming-of-age film Shopping and the Australian drama Paper Planes. Though details about his role in Deadpool 2 are not yet available, Reynolds did share the following picture of himself with Dennison.
The young actor boards a cast that so far features returning stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T. J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus and Karan Soni as the taxi driver Dopinder, as well as franchise newcomers Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino, with Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna in undisclosed roles.
John Wick co-director David Leitch is at the helm, working from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also wrote the first movie. The highly anticipated project begun shooting earlier this week in Vancouver, Canada.
Fox has dated Deadpool 2 for a June 1, 2018 release. Make sure to stay tuned for many more updates on the project.