Yesterday, two X-Men projects from 20th Century Fox, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix wrapped production. Both Simon Kinberg, the director of Dark Phoenix, and Ryan Reynolds, star of Deadpool 2, took to Instagram to celebrate.
First, Kinberg’s image of him watching a monitor with a very familiar symbol lit in blue in the background. He even included the release date of November 2, 2018.
Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds posted a picture of himself with director David Leitch, thanking everyone from the people of Vancouver, his hometown where the film was also shot, to the production assistants and props department, promising the latter had really upped their Easter Egg game.
That’s a wrap on DEADPOOL 2: A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE! Thank you to our beloved Captain, Mr. @davidmleitch… words are too clumsy to properly acknowledge your giant heart and talent. I love my hometown of Vancouver and our obscenely gifted crew. From our PA’s, (who are first in and last out) to our set decorators and prop department, riddling this film with Easter Eggs in almost every scene… Thank you. I already miss being on set. Which is why I’ve decided to continue shooting the film in my underwear from Josh Brolin’s well appointed living room. #MaximumEffort
Of course, Reynolds couldn’t help but get a little dirty at the end there. He is Deadpool, in real life, after all.
Next year is going to be a busy one for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, starting with The New Mutants — which just got a trailer on Friday — set for release on April 13, 2018. Then, Deadpool 2 follows on June 1st, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for November 2.
Three movies a year! That’s the same delivery rate as Marvel Studios! If only Fox was as consistent with their Marvel movies as the Marvel Cinematic Universe is.
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