'Deadpool 2': Behind the Scenes With Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, and the Gang (Photos)

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It’s time to put down the chimichangas and get back to work. Ryan Reynolds and his merry band of mutants are looking to recapture the bleepin’ magic in Deadpool 2. After getting off to a bumpy start with the firing of director Tim Miller, the sequel to the 2016 blockbuster is humming along under the stewardship of new helmer David Leitch (John Wick). In addition to the returning players, the new film, due out June 1, 2018, adds fan-favorite character Cable (Josh Brolin), among others. With the cast and crew documenting the fun on social media, Yahoo Movie has collected the best behind-the-scenes pics for your viewing pleasure.

<p>Our initial glimpse at Josh Brolin as Deadpool’s longtime frenemy in the comics, the time-hopping mutant Cable. “We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE,” Reynolds tweeted on Aug. 7. (Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/894579873301311490" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ryan Reynolds/Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ryan Reynolds/Twitter</a>) </p>
Cable Guy

Our initial glimpse at Josh Brolin as Deadpool’s longtime frenemy in the comics, the time-hopping mutant Cable. “We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE,” Reynolds tweeted on Aug. 7. (Credit: Ryan Reynolds/Twitter)

<p>Reynolds followed the Cable close-up with this shot revealing more of Brolin’s costume, including a <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-2-why-cable-has-a-bear-first-josh-brolin-photo-1027332" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:curious Teddy Bear." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">curious Teddy Bear.</a> (Credit: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BXf3bk_jrni/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ryan Reynolds/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ryan Reynolds/Instagram</a>) </p>
‘Your Premium Cable Provider’

Reynolds followed the Cable close-up with this shot revealing more of Brolin’s costume, including a curious Teddy Bear. (Credit: Ryan Reynolds/Instagram)

<p>On July 30, Reynolds posted this first look pic of <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/movies/deadpool-2-recruits-another-mutant-atlanta-star-zazie-beetz-as-domino-224629411.html" data-ylk="slk:Zazie Beetz as fellow mutant Domino" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zazie Beetz as fellow mutant Domino</a> which echoes his bearskin-rug fireside pose from <em>Deadpool</em>. The caption read: “Some people just know how to work a red carpet.” (Credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/892049064858075136" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ryan Reynolds/Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ryan Reynolds/Twitter</a>) </p>
Domino-trix?

On July 30, Reynolds posted this first look pic of Zazie Beetz as fellow mutant Domino which echoes his bearskin-rug fireside pose from Deadpool. The caption read: “Some people just know how to work a red carpet.” (Credit: Ryan Reynolds/Twitter)

<p>Reynolds introduced a new castmember, New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, in this June 27 post: “Giving Julian Dennison a warm Deadpool welcome as we stare off into our beautiful future together.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BV33VF8DqSz/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vancityreynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vancityreynolds</a>/Instagram) </p>
Look, Up in the Sky…

Reynolds introduced a new castmember, New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, in this June 27 post: “Giving Julian Dennison a warm Deadpool welcome as we stare off into our beautiful future together.” (Photo: vancityreynolds/Instagram)

<p>Brolin preps for work on June 28, writing: “insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BV5Bcbiho9Z/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:joshbrolin/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">joshbrolin/Instagram</a>) </p>
Cable Cometh

Brolin preps for work on June 28, writing: “insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard.” (Photo: joshbrolin/Instagram)

<p>“Essentially, how i feel about starting deadpool 2 tomorrow,” a freaked-out-looking T.J. Miller wrote on Instagram on June 27. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BV24IPbA0yM/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:teenagemillionaire/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">teenagemillionaire/Instagram</a>) </p>
Dread-pool?

“Essentially, how i feel about starting deadpool 2 tomorrow,” a freaked-out-looking T.J. Miller wrote on Instagram on June 27. (Photo: teenagemillionaire/Instagram)

<p>Director David Leitch posted this pic of his clapboard to mark the official start of filming on June 26, 2017. Reynolds posted similar image later on with the caption: “The sun sets on day 1. Feels good to be back. This dog can hunt.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BV1F1MbHS3J/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:davidmleitch/Instagram)" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">davidmleitch/Instagram)</a> </p>
Action!

Director David Leitch posted this pic of his clapboard to mark the official start of filming on June 26, 2017. Reynolds posted similar image later on with the caption: “The sun sets on day 1. Feels good to be back. This dog can hunt.” (Photo: davidmleitch/Instagram)

<p>Reynolds took his suit out for a spin on June 17, writing on Instagram: “Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely for Beast’s lawn bombs before taking well deserved nap.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVc-oWajSzK/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vancityreynolds/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vancityreynolds/Instagram</a>) </p>
X-Man Marks the Spot

Reynolds took his suit out for a spin on June 17, writing on Instagram: “Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely for Beast’s lawn bombs before taking well deserved nap.” (Photo: vancityreynolds/Instagram)

<p>Reynolds continues faux feud with Brolin, taking a shot at his tuned-up physique with this June 5 zinger: “Thought you might like some updated training shots from <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/deadpool2/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#deadpool2" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#deadpool2</a> Check out <a href="https://www.instagram.com/joshbrolin/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@joshbrolin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@joshbrolin</a> on the left… Getting RIPPED. Soon he’ll step deep into the soul of CABLE. On the right, you can see me doing some light flexing while being silly in my dressing room. I have a long way to go still. PRO TIP: ‘Leg Day’ is important. But ‘Smile Day’ is essential.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BU-Y3FajLEz/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vancityreynolds/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vancityreynolds/Instagram</a>) </p>
Beefin’ Up

Reynolds continues faux feud with Brolin, taking a shot at his tuned-up physique with this June 5 zinger: “Thought you might like some updated training shots from #deadpool2 Check out @joshbrolin on the left… Getting RIPPED. Soon he’ll step deep into the soul of CABLE. On the right, you can see me doing some light flexing while being silly in my dressing room. I have a long way to go still. PRO TIP: ‘Leg Day’ is important. But ‘Smile Day’ is essential.” (Photo: vancityreynolds/Instagram)

<p>Reynolds revealed casting of Brolin on April 12 with typical irreverence, cheekily referencing his role as Thanos in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Fox … What in the horrendous f**k!? You can’t play two different characters in the same universe!!! It’ll never work. Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSzNot7Dn_R/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vancityreynolds/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vancityreynolds/Instagram</a>) </p>
Thanos vs. Deadpool?!

Reynolds revealed casting of Brolin on April 12 with typical irreverence, cheekily referencing his role as Thanos in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Fox … What in the horrendous f**k!? You can’t play two different characters in the same universe!!! It’ll never work. Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.” (Photo: vancityreynolds/Instagram)

<p>“Hard at work on Deadpool 2: Ragnarock,” Reynolds quipped in this April 1 shot of the film’s brain trust. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSW47FOjb4T/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vancityreynolds/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vancityreynolds/Instagram</a>) </p>
Trolling Thor

“Hard at work on Deadpool 2: Ragnarock,” Reynolds quipped in this April 1 shot of the film’s brain trust. (Photo: vancityreynolds/Instagram)

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