Good news for fans who have been patiently waiting for the sequel to 2016’s hit Deadpool: production on Deadpool 2 has just wrapped up. To celebrate, star and producer Ryan Reynolds shared some new photos via his personal Instagram account, even revealing the sequel’s first Easter eggs.
Included in the photos were shots of Deadpool’s katana with the names “Bea” and “Arthur” engraved on the bottom. The names are reference to late American actress/singer/comedian Bea Arthur, best known for her performances in Maude Findlay in 1970s sitcom Maude and as Dorothy Zbornak in the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. In the Marvel Universe, it is known that Deadpool has an obsession with The Golden Girls and Arthur.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018. Reynolds wrote:
“That’s a wrap on DEADPOOL 2: A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE! Thank you to our beloved Captain, Mr. [director David Leitch]… words are too clumsy to properly acknowledge your giant heart and talent. I love my hometown of Vancouver and our obscenely gifted crew. From our PA’s, (who are first in and last out) to our set decorators and prop department, riddling this film with Easter Eggs in almost every scene… Thank you. I already miss being on set. Which is why I’ve decided to continue shooting the film in my underwear from Josh Brolin’s well appointed living room. #MaximumEffort.”
That’s a wrap! Deadpool 2 is in the can!
— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) October 14, 2017