Some of you may remember Deadpool's epic April Fool's joke that featured the movie's titular Merc With A Mouth killing Mario Lopez with a stage light. Well, it seems that psychotic mercenary isn't quite done delivering pain to the man who once known as Slater, as seen in this brand new social media post:
Ryan Reynolds opened an Instagram account yesterday to show off a shot of himself in action as Deadpool, but today it is actually Mario Lopez who has revealed the latest image from the set of the upcoming comic book movie. This time around Reynolds doesn't have his full costume on, but he is still channeling his character's murderous spirit by trying to kill the Extra host with some kind of metal doohickey. And he looks pretty relaxed about it
The fact that Reynolds doesn't have his Deadpool mask on here is interesting, if not just because that's almost certainly not what he's going to look like with his mask off in the actual film. In the comics, Deadpool (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) has a horrifically scarred face that came as a result of both cancer and torturous medical experiments - and as a result he really hates taking his mask off in public. Reynolds has promised fans that the upcoming film will be as loyal to the comics as X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't - so there's a very good chance that most mask-off scenes in the actual movie will involve a lot of horrific makeup.
For those of you who haven't been following the development of Deadpool, this isn't the first time that the anti-hero and Mario Lopez have crossed paths - as hinted in the intro. On April 1st, Ryan Reynolds tricked the internet into thinking that the production's rating battle with the studio was over, and that an agreement had been made to make a PG-13 blockbuster instead of an R-rated one. Later that same day, he released this special internet-only video interview he did with Extra:
As it has been for the last few weeks, Deadpool is still in production up in Vancouver, Canada. Hopefully it won't be long before we get to see other members of the expanded supporting cast, because while Deadpool did take a photo with Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead a few weeks ago, we're still waiting for an official peek at T.J. Miller as Deadpool's sidekick Weasel, Morena Baccarin as the beautiful shape-shifter Vanessa Carlysle/Copycat, and Gina Carano as the adrenaline-controlling mutant Angel Dust.
Deadpool will be in theaters on February 12, 2016.