That night, after the pair decides to start a family together, the target tracks Wilson down and kills Vanessa. Wilson kills the man in revenge. He blames himself for her death and attempts to commit suicide six weeks later by blowing himself up. Wilson has a vision of Vanessa in the afterlife, but the pieces of his body remain alive and are put back together by Colossus.
Wilson is left with only a Skee-Ball token, an anniversary gift, as a final memento of Vanessa. Wilson realizes that Collins has been abused by the orphanage staff, and kills one of the staff members.
Colossus stops him from killing anyone else, and both Wilson and Collins are arrested. Restrained with collars that suppress their powers, they are taken to the Ice Box, an isolated prison for mutant criminals. Meanwhile, a cybernetic soldier from the future, Cable , whose family is murdered by an older Collins, travels back in time to kill the boy before Collins ever becomes a killer. Cable breaks into the Ice Box and attacks Collins.
Wilson, whose collar has broken in the melee, attempts to defend Collins. After Cable takes Vanessa's token, Wilson forces himself and Cable out of the prison, but not before Collins overhears Wilson deny that he cares for the young mutant. Near death again, Wilson has another vision of Vanessa in which she convinces him to help Collins.
Wilson organizes a team called X-Force to break Collins out of a prison-transfer convoy and defend him from Cable. The team launches its assault on the convoy by parachuting from a plane, but all of the members die during the landing except for Wilson and the lucky Domino. While they fight Cable, Collins frees fellow inmate Juggernaut , who agrees to help Collins kill the abusive orphanage headmaster. Juggernaut destroys the convoy, allowing himself and Collins to escape. Cable offers to work with Wilson and Domino to stop Collins' first murder, and agrees to give Wilson a chance to talk Collins down.
At the orphanage, they are overpowered by Juggernaut while Collins attacks the headmaster, until Colossus—who had at first refused to help Wilson due to Wilson's murderous ways—arrives to distract Juggernaut.
When Wilson fails to talk down Collins, Cable shoots at the young mutant. Wilson leaps in front of the bullet while wearing the Ice Box collar and dies, reuniting with Vanessa in the afterlife. Seeing this sacrifice, Collins does not kill the headmaster; this changes the future so that Cable's family now survives. Cable uses the last charge on his time-traveling device, which he needed for returning to his family, to go back several minutes and strap Vanessa's token in front of Wilson's heart.
Now when Wilson takes the bullet for Collins, it is stopped by the token and both survive. Collins still has his change of heart, and afterwards, the headmaster is run over by Wilson's taxi-driver friend Dopinder. In a mid-credits sequence , Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her girlfriend Yukio repair Cable's time-traveling device for Wilson. Wolverine 's version of Deadpool and actor Ryan Reynolds while he is considering starring in the film Green Lantern. A wisecracking mercenary with accelerated healing but severe scarring over his body after undergoing an experimental regenerative mutation.
Wolverine is used, and Reynolds also portrays himself before he acted in the film Green Lantern. A time-traveling cybernetic soldier, "in many ways the opposite of Deadpool". This happens to Cable's wife and daughter as motivation for his story arc as well. Leitch and the writers said they were unaware of the term "fridging", and that they were not being "consciously sexist". Earlier versions of the film simply had Vanessa breaking up with Wilson, but the writers wanted to use the opportunity to "engender great suffering for him by having his line of work be the thing that costs Vanessa her life".
They were also more comfortable with the deaths due to the increased number of strong female characters in the film overall, and because those deaths are all reversed by the end of the film through time travel; Reese stated, "We ran with that. And maybe that's a sexist thing.
And maybe some women will have an issue with that. I don't think that that'll be a large concern, but it didn't even really occur to us. A young mutant with pyrokinesis who is being hunted by Cable. I am excited to be that for other kids who look like me. A mercenary with the mutant ability to manipulate luck ,   who joins Deadpool's X-Force team.
Wilson's best friend and the owner of a bar frequented by mercenaries. A teenage X-Man with the mutant power to detonate atomic bursts from her body,  she is now a "new level of X-Men" after being a trainee in the first film.
A mutant inmate of the Ice Box with Deadpool and Firefist. Juggernaut is credited as being voiced by "himself", and was previously portrayed by Vinnie Jones in the film X-Men: According to Reese, the creative team on Deadpool 2 felt that appearance did not do justice to the character.
Wanting an additional villain for the film to support Firefist for the final fight with X-Force, the writers chose Juggernaut because he is "a force of nature [who] was probably the coolest character never to be used Reese added that the character "didn't have many lines, he's a man of few words, but he's a man of great anger and forcefulness".
He explained that Colossus would continue to try make Deadpool a better person and potential X-Man after doing so in the first film. Pitt was considered for the role of Cable before scheduling issues prevented him from taking it; he filmed his Vanisher cameo in two hours during post-production. Wolverine is used in the mid-credits sequence, with Jackman's permission. This was re-edited for the sequence, and included raw footage shot for that film.
This was inspired by a real manifesto written by Reese, which the writers wanted to be discussed in the film by a certain "calibre" of actor: Ripley in which Damon stars. One idea was for the film to introduce the character Cable , who had previously been looked at to appear in the first Deadpool, and X-Men: Days of Future Past before that.
Domino , a character with connections to Cable in the comics, was also believed to be featured in the sequel. He began work developing the script with the writers, while Reynolds had signed a new contract granting him "casting approval and other creative controls".
That's a big challenge especially because they had 10 years to gestate on the first movie and we don't have that kind of time on the second movie.
That's the biggest mandate going [into] the second film Fox ultimately backed "its marketable star" over Miller, who had made his directorial debut with the first film. Tim's brilliant and nobody worked harder on Deadpool than he did.
Goddard joined them as a consultant. Reese felt they were able to maintain "one voice" because of their long history with the character during development on the first film. Leitch felt that retaining these personal stakes was more compelling for audiences than trying to build the film around global stakes.
X was also included in early drafts, but was cut due to the number of villains already in the film. The mutant inmates of the Ice Box were going to be explored more by having Cable breaking into the prison cause their power dampening collars to malfunction. This was removed from the script due to not being feasible within the film's budget. However, Fox did make the producers remove a joke from the film that directly acknowledged the deal, which Reynolds said "was a wise decision".
If that happens, I would be through the roof";  and on Pitt, "We had a great meeting with Brad, he was incredibly interested in the property.
Things didn't work out schedule-wise [but] I think he would've made an amazing Cable. However, he wanted the film to have the same DNA as the original "in terms of the tone, and the fun I love that challenge" of combining that with the increased scope.
The film uses Deadpool's fourth wall-breaking to reference this release period, with Leitch calling these comments "definitely fresh and timely when they come up". Casting for the characters— Sunspot , Feral , and Shatterstar —would take place over the coming months, though Reese denied the accuracy of this report.
Miller confirmed that he would return from the first film as Weasel , and described the sequel as "even more weaselicious" than the first. He noted that Reynolds and the writers had "really put the time in on the script" to meet their own expectations for the sequel as well as those of fans.
The writers felt free to use the character however the film needed due to her having only a minor role in the comics. Miller said that he found the sequel to be funnier than the first film, and that "it's not going to be the same movie in a different location [like The Hangover Part II ].
It's got different stakes, different things happen, some pretty tragic, dark shit happens in the first part of the film, in the beginning, and the rest of the film is kind of dealing with that. He directed a brief moment where the X-Men are seen through an open door in the X-Mansion, which was added to Deadpool 2 with the aid of green screen to allow those characters to appear in this film.
The pair created specific shot lists and plans for blocking out scenes before they arrived on set, and were very particular about the colors they used; they planned the color palette of the entire film, and also produced color wheels detailing specific palettes for each set piece.
These color wheels were sometimes adjusted several days into the filming of a sequence after digital intermediate work revealed a different look than Leitch and Sela had been anticipating. Elements that were carried over from the first film included the "moodiness" and saturation of scenes set in Deadpool's apartment, and the contrast with blacks in action sequences, while Cable's future had a new aesthetic unlike anything in the first film.
This aesthetic met the storytelling needs of the scene as well as the practicalities of the filmmaking process. Harris, the first African-American female professional road racer, was working on the film as a stunt performer for the first time and had only joined the production a week before. Harris was not wearing a helmet because the character she was portraying, Domino, does not wear one in the scene, and there had not been time since she joined the film to create one for her to fit underneath the Domino wig.
She had two full days of rehearsing the stunt as well as five more attempts on the day of the accident. This decision was criticized by multiple stunt professionals, with many noting that Harris' experiences racing motorcycles did not necessarily qualify her as an able stunt performer.
With this news also came reports that the film's crew were "enduring very long hours" and were "exhausted by the schedule", with the studio confirming that some days had increased from the scheduled 12—13 hours filming to over 15 hours.
He also felt that introducing Domino gave the film unique opportunities for action sequences taking advantage of her luck-based abilities, as well as focusing on Deadpool's healing abilities and trying to use those interestingly.
Leitch was happy for this to happen, Reynolds wanted them to be there, and it allowed the pair to continue contributing to the script and suggest new jokes and ideas throughout the filming process. Miller surfaced a month later, and by January some commentators had called for Miller to be replaced in the film in a similar manner to how Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer through reshoots in All the Money in the World Producer Lauren Shuler Donner addressed whether this would be possible, saying "We're in the final editing.
I don't think so. Because of this, the reshoots were adding more of the elements that audiences responded positively to, including additional material featuring Cable and Domino. He highlighted a car chase which combines vehicles, actors, and green screen. This was the final photography work done for the film. It was decided that the scene made audiences too "squeamish", which was not the feeling that the creative team wanted people to be leaving the film with.
The latter came about when someone suggested the time travel device be used to fix real-world mistakes like Reynolds role in Green Lantern which the writers felt was "the funniest idea ever, and what a great idea to end the movie".