Marvel's Deadpool: The Second Coming is a 2016 live-action superhero film produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios based on the Marvel Comics anti-hero, Deadpool. It is the overall seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first film of Phase 3. It was released worldwide February 12th 2016.
Plans for a sequel to Deadpool were being discussed by Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller, and Marvel Studios before the first film was even released. Discussing heavily the idea of using the X-Force character Domino in some capacity. After its massive success the sequel gained significant traction and was announced by Kevin Feige to be coming sometime in early Phase 3. This release date was eventually narrowed down to 2016 as production began. Though the official date of February 12th was only confirmed during Comic Con 2015 when the MCU's official Phase 3 slate all the way to 2019 was revealed along with the sequel's title The Second Coming.
During development and a large portion of Pre-Production the character Deadpool was planned to appear in the succeeding film Captain America: Civil War with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff to cameo in The Second Coming in order to help set the stage for it. When 20th Century Fox however, allowed the rights to Spider-Man to join the MCU, he was instead opted to be in Civil War taking Deadpool's place and Black Widow's cameo was scrapped in addition to a new end credits scene being filmed to replace an the original that would've teased Civil War. This caused friction with Director Tim Miller who claimed he wanted Deadpool to be more involved in the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner rather than later. Marvel and Fox tried to come to a compromise but Miller wasn't interested in negotiating and walked from the project.
Fortunately, Kevin Feige was able to get in contact with David Leitch, who was on the directing shortlist for the first Deadpool movie and free to helm the The Second Coming, adapting the majority of Miller's script while complying with Marvel's plans. Principle filming began in early 2015 and the sequel was released on schedule.
- Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool
- Bill Skarsgard as Andrew Anderson/Madcap
- Ken Watanabe as Hamasaki Yamamoto/T-Ray
- Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman/Domino
- Steven Yeun as Jack Hammer/Weasel
- Leslie Uggams as Blind Al
- Rob Delany as Peter "Pete" Wisdom
- Finn Jones as Robert Frank/Whizzer
- Brianna Hildebrand as Ellie Phimster/Negasonic Teenage Warhead
- Jay Hernandez as Gordon Thomas/Typeface
- Matt Damon as Telford Porter/Vanisher
- Karan Soni as Bill Dingh
- Saoirse Ronan as Katy Anderson (Flashback)