In recent years, reshoots have become a common step in the blockbuster filmmaking process. Long after principal photography has concluded, the cast and crew will reunite for a few days or weeks and film anything from slightly altered scenes that had already been shot to brand new material, but in the end, the goal is to make the movie even better than it was before. Deadpool 2 underwent its own reshoots in February, and apparently during this time a secret cameo was shot for the sequel.
Buried in its report about how recent Deadpool 2 test screenings reportedly scored high, THR noted that in addition to the six days of reshoots that happened in Vancouver last month (three days fewer than the ones done for its 2016 predecessor), there were also two hours dedicated to filming a secret cameo in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, no details were provided about who was involved with this, so we’ll have to spend the next two months wracking our brains about who the subject might be, assuming that the information doesn’t leak out ahead of time.
Superhero movies inserting secret cameos is nothing new, but as far as Deadpool 2 is concerned, I’m particularly intrigued as to who the sequel brought in this late in the game. The first Deadpool movie’s only major cameos were Stan Lee and Rob Liefeld, the former of whom has popped up in nearly every Marvel-related movie and the latter of whom was definitely deserving of a quick appearance since he co-created Wade Wilson. I would imagine that neither of these two men returning for Deadpool 2 would warrant being kept a closely-guarded secret, so for now, let the guessing of this individual’s identity commence!
Personally, I’m hoping that it’s Hugh Jackman, but instead of reprising Wolverine, he’s playing himself. Jackman may have bid farewell to Wolverine in Logan, but ideally that wouldn’t prevent him from appearing in Deadpool 2 to poke fun at his long tenure as the clawed mutant and/or chew Wade Wilson out for all the crap both the Merc with the Mouth and Ryan Reynolds have given him over the years.
Whoever this making this secret cameo in Deadpool 2, they’ll be part of a solid lineup of on-screen talent. In addition to most of the cast from the first movie returning, the sequel’s new players include Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople‘s Julian Dennison is an undisclosed role. The most recent Deadpool 2 trailer also that revealed Terry Crews is appearing as someone who looks an awful lot like G.W. Bridge.
Deadpool 2 is now scheduled to open in theaters on May 18. As for what else is arriving theatrically this year, you can find release date information in our 2018 premiere guide.