Last month, 20th Century Fox finalized their deal with actor Ryan Reynolds to return as Deadpool, reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with shooting scheduled to begin this March. Today, GlobeNews.ca reports that the production will shoot in Ryan Reynolds' hometown of Vancouver starting in late March. The movie has booked two months at Vancouver's North Shore Studios, although it isn't known if the production will shoot in any other locations around the city. Just one month after Deadpool starts shooting, the studio's other upcoming superhero adventure, X-Men: Apocalypse, will begin production on the other side of Canada, in Montreal.
After years of speculation, 20th Century Fox finally announced in September that they are moving forward with Deadpool, handing out a February 12, 2016 release date for the comic book adaptation. That news came just a few months after test footage leaked earlier that summer, which was received positively by the fans. Tim Miller is directing Deadpool from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg producing. No story details were given for Deadpool, although it's possible that the story may not even address The Merc With the Mouth's first appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but that has not been confirmed.
We reported last month that actors T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are in talks to join the cast in supporting roles, although it wasn't confirmed which characters they are playing. T.J. Miller is said to be providing, "an additional comic voice to compliment Deadpool," while Ed Skrein is rumored to play the villain. Vancouver has been used for a number of superhero adventures, including Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.