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Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds Hinting at Pierce Brosnan as Cable?

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The Ryan Reynolds fronted Deadpool was the breakout superhero success story of 2016, generating $783.1 million worldwide to become the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. It's also garnered plenty of awards buzz, winning big at the Critics Choice Awards and a nomination for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. This unprecedented success has led to the suggestion that Deadpool could be a serious Oscar contender, despite its deliberate irreverence and some strong, more conventional competition in the form of Damien Chazelle's acclaimed musical La La Land (and several other dramas). In the face of all this hype, momentum is already building for Deadpool 2, which is due to begin shooting in June 2017.

Deadpool poked fun at the formulaic nature of superhero movies, culminating in a quirky post-credits sting which claimed outright that Cable would be appearing in the sequel. Rumors have circulated ever since as to who could play the telepathic warrior, and now a former James Bond could be in the mix.

Ryan Reynolds has added to the rumor mill with a new Instagram post featuring himself, Hugh Jackman, and Pierce Brosnan hanging out. The nature of the meeting is uncertain, with the three actors striking a 'hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil' pose, which suggests that they won't be elaborating any time soon. Hugh Jackman later circulated another image from the meeting on Twitter, following up on a series of images from his upcoming standalone X-Men movie LoganYou can check out the pictures below:

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Wolvie. Bond. Wade.

A photo posted by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on

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