Leaked Deadpool Set Photos Offer Chaos And Car Crashes

Especially now that an R-rating has been confirmed, we can definitely expect director Tim Miller's upcoming Deadpool movie to deliver with a lot of hardcore action. But if you need hard evidence of this, you need look no further than some set pics that have arrived online, showing off one of the movie's blockbuster sequences.

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As you can probably tell, this picture comes to us from Instagram user bigcitygirl_66, and shows off some massive car chaos on the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver, Canada. As you can see, there are not only a ton of cars around, but also a whole bunch of people. I wonder if they might not be drivers and passengers fleeing away from what's just up the road. Speaking of which, you notice that little red dot in the bottom left hand corner?

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As this zoomed-in image shows, that's actually Deadpool in full costume (and while we can presume that's Ryan Reynolds standing there, we can't say for certain). He's standing next to a black SUV that looks like it has been rolled over about 30 or 40 times. If you've been following the production of Deadpool for a while now, this image probably looks very familiar, as there was a black SUV very similar to the one seen in here in the all-CGI test footage that was released last summer and wound up being key in the film getting the green light at Fox.

It's certainly possible that there is more than one scene on a highway involving destroyed black SUVs in Deadpool, but I'd say it's a pretty fair bet that what we're seeing above is the live-action version of the animated test.

Deadpool is very clearly in the heart of filming at the moment, and it's expected to be in that stage for the next few weeks (if not the next couple months). Once principal photography has wrapped, we'll just have to sit and anxiously await its release on February 12, 2016. Hopefully we'll continue getting fleeting glimpses like this and last week's fun April Fools prank - provided that they don't wind up being too spoilery, of course.

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