06 April 2015

DEADPOOL Begins Filiming | Check Out Set 20 Photos of Ryan Reynolds Suited Up As The "Merc with a Mouth"

Deadpool is based on a Marvel Comics’ anti-hero. It will tell 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.

Deadpool is set for release on February 12th 2016, with Reynolds reprising the role of the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller as Weasel, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Ed Skrein in an as-yet-unrevealed role.

Filming has begun in Ryan Reynolds' hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Earlier this morning, production crews filmed a scene on the Georgia Viaduct involving Deadpool being pinned in by a gunman in a flipped over SUV. The scene had gunfire and simulated explosions while Reynolds planned his attack in his red and black sword-clad spandex Deadpool costume.

It is one of the film’s most significant and expensive scenes, requiring a two week closure of the arterial road that connects the downtown core with the eastern suburbs.

The Georgia Viaduct feeds traffic eastbound out of the downtown peninsula. It will be closed during most daytime hours until April 16, reopening in time for the evening rush hour on most days.

Check out some set photos of Ryan Reynolds suited up as the "Merc with a Mouth". (The small circles on the eyes are for CGI tracking. Deadpool's eyes will be added in later to give them their expressive qualities from the comics.)