Back in February, the David Leitch-directed sequel headed back into production in Vancouver in an attempt to shoot some additional photography and pick-ups before its release on May 18th. That’s all well and good, but a number of half-baked rumors followed and only served to muddy the waters, leading to a scenario in which factoids were circulated online and fiction passed as fact – i.e. those reports claiming Fox’s summer tentpole had bombed with its test audiences.
Whether that’s the case or not, we can’t say for sure, as we’ve heard too many conflicting reports at this stage. What we do know, however, is that those aforementioned reshoots made way for a “secret cameo.” And while there’s no confirmation from Fox yet on what said cameo may involve, MCU Cosmic is now reporting that they’ve uncovered the details on it and unfortunately, it’s not Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
Instead, the cameo belongs to none other than The Vanisher, “a mutant with the ability to teleport to any place he can think of.” According to MCU Cosmic, this is who that “Invisible Man” in the trailers – and even that recent poster – is, and at one point in the movie, he’ll become visible. And when he does, he’ll look like Brad Pitt.
The outlet likens the cameo to Hasselhoff’s appearance in Guardians Vol. 2, where it’s just a “quick reveal,” though still exciting for those in the audience – especially because Pitt was once said to be in the running for the part of Cable. Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve got to go on in regards to this cameo at the moment, but MCU Cosmic has been fairly reliable in the past, so we’re inclined to believe this particular scoop.
Either way, we don’t have long left before we find out if it’s true, as Deadpool 2 arrives on May 18th. That’s six weeks earlier than initially expected, and the fact that 20th Century Fox was bullish enough to place it in the company of Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story ought to have allayed any fears that the film was in trouble. Because, frankly, it seems Leitch’s sequel is safe as houses.
Source: MCU Cosmic