It looks like Deadpool 2‘s production start has been delayed by more than a couple of months.
We previously posted that Deadpool 2 would begin production in January that information was indeed outdated due to the exit of director Tim Miller and the eventual director search that led to John Wick‘s Davie Leitch.
Now, Vancouver production site What’s Filming? has updated their production list to include a new possible start date for Deadpool 2. That date is June 2017.
This makes sense considering the update from actor/producer Ryan Reynolds in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly mentioning they’re still in development stages.
“We’re just in the development stage but we’re about to move into production,” he says. Reynolds confirms that they’re currently casting for Cable and “we’re looking at” telekinetic female merc Domino as another character for the sequel.
We’d assume some re-tooling and adjustments would be made with the introduction of director David Leitch into the creative mix and expertise in staging awesome action set pieces. Leitch is known for extensive training for his actors to prepare for fight/stunt work and spending months mapping out action scenes with the stunt teams.
Other X-Men projects are also seemingly gearing-up for production as well.
We learned from New Mutants director Josh Boone recently that he hopes production will begin this April, which likely will be shooting in Montreal starting in May.
There is also a rumor circling via IMDB that The Mist and Shawshank Redemption’s Frank Darabont is attached to rewrite and possibly direct Channing Tatum‘s solo Gambit movie.
We’ve expected that Gambit would be headed to New Orleans, due to previous statements and commitments made by the studio. The area has been a hot-bed for film productions that include Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Django Unchained, Expendables 2, Oblivion, Ender’s Game and Looper. Tatum also spend time there while shooting 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street and This Is The End.
Yet, since the exit of former director Doug Liman there hasn’t been any official word from 20th Century Fox or producers.
It’s going to be hard to pin-down release dates for these movies until Fox finally announces them. Then again, they’ve been shifting their entire schedule around every couple of months making things even tougher to predict.
SOURCE: WHAT’S FILMING?