Since filming began last week on Tim Miller’s Deadpool, the web has been inundated with hastily-snapped images taken by set onlookers. Over the course of seven days, we’ve been granted up-close looks at Ryan Reynolds as the titular jokester sporting a ton of prosthetics on his face, Morena Baccarin in character as Copycat, and Deadpool’s sidekick, Weasel, lurking outside a seedy strip club.
Production on the long-awaited comic book movie is set to continue throughout the Vancouver area of B.C. until the end of May, and the first unit moved into a heavily-trafficked zone today. The city’s Georgia viaduct has been temporarily shut down so the bridge may be incorporated into the movie, and now we know which specific moment is being recreated.
This newest batch of snaps begin with a couple of images from a Vancouver breakfast show’s Twitter account, which offer a bird’s eye view of the action:
— Breakfast Television (@BT_Vancouver) April 6, 2015
Shortly afterwards, another onlooker secured a series of close-ups from the scene. Reynolds, kitted out in his full Deadpool garb, takes center stage as the Merc with a Mouth dives into action, brandishing his two iconic sabers.
You can check out the full gallery above and the original test footage that’s being recreated below.
The R-rated Deadpool co-stars Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Ed Skrein, and arrives in theaters on February 12, 2016.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells 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.