After a lot of waiting and a few false starts, the Deadpool movie is absolutely, without-a-doubt, 100% happening and filming has kicked off in Vancouver. A number of set photos and a set video have surfaced online across social media, giving fans their first look at Ryan Reynolds all suited-up and in action. It looks like they’re currently re-shooting the scene featured in the test footage that finally got the project off the ground. Earlier today Reynolds tweeted:
Check out the full video of the on-set action below: I like what I’m seeing. Reynolds looks perfect in the suit, and they’re clearly going all out on the production, shutting down a major a major overpass and piling it up with battered cars. So far, the folks behind Deadpool have hit every mark to getting fans behind the project. Reynolds in the lead, a perfect costume, and the glorious R-rating announcement have all got me firmly on board. Before the video went online a number of set photos surfaced, check ’em out below.
Looks pretty great, right? Here’s the official synopsis.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Ryan Reynolds will star in the title role of the film along with Ed Skrein, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Morena Baccarin as Copycat. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, though Daniel Cudmore has confirmed he will not appear as the character.