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Di­rec­tor David Leitch star­ring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Morena Bac­carin eta 1 June 2018

When To­tal Film spoke to Ryan Reynolds in New York a cou­ple of months ago, he said the script for Dead­pool 2, writ­ten by re­turn­ing screen­writ­ers Rhett Reese and Paul Wer­nick, was al­ready in the can: “We’re in a place where we’re just writ­ing al­ter­na­tive jokes,” he grinned.

Ex­pect re­turns for Morena Bac­carin as Wade’s part­ner Vanessa Carlysle and T.J. Miller as side­kick Weasel, as well as Bri­anna Hilde­brand as Ne­ga­sonic Teenage War­head, Ste­fan Kapi­cic as Colos­sus and Les­lie Uggams as Dead­pool’s flat­mate Blind Al. But the big news is that At­lanta’s Zazie Beetz is set to play mer­ce­nary Domino. And the re­ally big news is that a pumped-up Josh Brolin is cross­ing uni­verses (he is, of course, Thanos in the MCU) to throw

se­ri­ous shade as the iconic Ca­ble. “No sugar, no breads, no pas­tas, no drugs, none of it,” tweeted Brolin. It’s a strong fit af­ter Kyle Chan­dler, Brad Pitt, Michael Shan­non and Pierce Bros­nan were all mooted in the lead-up to the an­nounce­ment.

The plot, for now, is firmly un­der wraps, though Reynolds and new di­rec­tor David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) are keen to not fall into the big­geris-bet­ter se­quel trap; it was, af­ter all, Dead­pool’s scrappy un­der­dog qual­ity that made it fresh. Well, that and Dead­pool’s huge gob: “I think Dead­pool 2 will com­ment on any­thing that’s hap­pen­ing in movies to­day, es­pe­cially in su­per­hero movies,” says pro­ducer Si­mon Kin­berg. “The sort of glut or sat­u­ra­tion of these movies and the pro­lif­er­a­tion of se­quels is def­i­nitely some­thing we’ll play around with.” JG

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