We had the chance earlier this week to visit the Vancouver set of Deadpool, where the first non-Wolverine X-Men spinoff is more than halfway through production. We won’t be able to share details until we near the film’s theatrical release but while there we were told something special is coming on Mother’s Day.
As it turns out, Ryan Reynolds suited up in Wade Wilson’s iconic red and black mercenary gear for a Deadpool-themed Mother’s Day greeting and the star shared it via social media in appropriate Deadpool style, with an R-rated caption to go with it. Some would say it’s perfect.
Adding to official costume images, behind-the-scenes photos of supporting characters and the antihero himself (on a toilet), all shared via Twitter, Reynolds has this to add to his growing Wade Wilson collection.
The 1991 date reference refers to the introduction of Deadpool in Marvel Comics. Creators Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld included the “Merc with Mouth” in New Mutants #98 which debuted in February 1991.
Reynolds later followed up on Twitter with a real shout out for his mom but the above tweet and image continues the trend of smart marketing on the part of Reynolds, the creative team and Twentieth Century Fox’s marketing department. Since announcing the film, unveiling the official costume and later, confirming (on April Fools Day, no less) that Deadpool would be rated R, they’ve been doing everything to make the project stand out as something unique, because it is unique and it needs to be. That’s Deadpool.
Got pretty lucky in the Mom Lottery. This amazing lady KNOWS how to raise 4 boys. She also knows advanced krav maga. pic.twitter.com/VGBAfhCzKN— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 11, 2015
Official Deadpool 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.
As Deadpool enters its final stretch of principal photography, the next film in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse began production just days ago in Montreal – both shooting in Canada. Later this year, Gambit will also being shooting for a 2016 release as well – making it three X-films all in just one year.
Fantastic Four opens August 7th, 2015, Deadpool on February 12th, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, Gambit on October 7th, 2016, Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017,Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018.