With production on Deadpool 2 getting underway this week, we’ve already seen a few photos from the set of the hotly-anticipated sequel featuring Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth crashing a children’s party and running around in casual clothing (albeit masked, with gun in hand!).
Well, now we have another set photo, and while this one looks a lot less interesting – it’s Dopiner’s yellow taxi cab – it does feature a rather nice little Easter egg with a reference to the Canadian superhero team Alpha Flight. Take a look here…
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If you’re unfamiliar with Alpha Flight, they are a team of heroes who work for Canada’s Department H and have close ties to Wolverine. They are yet to feature in any of Fox’s X-Men movies, although Simon Kinberg has indicated that they could feature in the franchise at some point going forward. That being said, don’t expect an appearance in Deadpool 2 based upon this set photo, unless they’ve decided to give up the superheroics in favour of setting up a travel agency.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on June 1st 2018.