The sequel to last year’s highly successful superhero film – “Deadpool,” officially wraps filming and will now start post-production. Shooting began in June of this year and only lasted four months. The exciting news came from Ryan Reynolds himself, who plays the lead role in the film, via an Instagram post where he captioned it “That’s a wrap on Deadpool 2: A Song of Fire and Ice,” according to a report by Looper.

This means that fans of the film should expect a full trailer anytime now from 20th Century Fox when the studio begins marketing the highly anticipated “Deadpool 2.” The film is set to be released in the summer of 2018.

The reasons fans are excited about ‘Deadpool 2’

One of the reasons fans of the film are eager to see in the sequel is the character named Cable played by Josh Brolin. Cable is a gun-toting time traveler who has a special bond with Deadpool based on the comics. The character was teased at the post-credit scene of “Deadpool,” and fans were delighted when the studio announces that Brolin will be playing Cable.

Brolin’s character should mesh well with Reynold’s Deadpool persona, which is a wise-cracking and narcissistic character.

Another reason why fans couldn’t wait for the sequel is the fact that David Leitch directed “Deadpool 2,” the same director who helmed the action-packed movie “John Wick.” The director of the first “Deadpool” movie, Tim Miller, had to drop from the sequel after a few behind-the-scenes drama unfolded prior to the film’s pre-production.

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Furthermore, fans will be glad to see the return of beloved characters like Weasel, played by TJ Miller, Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin and the very funny Blind Al, played by Leslie Uggams. TJ Miller promises that the sequel will bring more laughs to the audience. He stated, “Let me just tell you that the second installment will be even more Weaselicious,” cited by Looper.

Filming had to stop due to a tragedy

In August, a stuntwoman named Joi Harris died on the set in Vancouver while filming “Deadpool 2.” She was performing a stunt that involved a motorcycle but lost control of the vehicle. Harris hit a pole then crashed into a window. She was reportedly traveling at 60 kilometers per hour right before impact.

Because of her death, production of the film was temporarily shut down to give cast and crew time to grieve and recollect themselves after the tragedy. A few days later production has resumed, and the people behind the film worked extra hard to finish filming the sequel on time.