New Photos Show Deadpool in Action and Ryan Reynolds's Scarred Face

Jordan Zakarin

A recent shot on the set of ‘Deadpool’ (Fameflynet Pictures)

It took years of continuous fan support to get Deadpool the green light, and now those fans are having their patience and persistence rewarded with copious on-set photos from the movie’s production in Vancouver.

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Paparazzi have been staking out director Tim Miller’s set, and over the weekend, they caught a few particularly revealing photos of Reynolds and his stunt double as the Merc with a Mouth. Above, you can see that the costume is faithful to the character’s comic get-up (he may have super-healing capabilities, but his red suit sure takes a beating). Perhaps more importantly, you can see in the photo below that the film is going all-in on the horrible facial scars that Deadpool’s alter ego Wade Wilson received as he attained his super healing powers.

The resemblance to Star WarsEmperor Palpatine, we presume, is unintentional.

Ryan Reynolds unmasked on the set of ‘Deadpool’ (AKM-GSI)

As noted in the blog VanCity Buzz, the film was shooting action sequences over the weekend; in the photo below, Reynolds’s stunt double takes to a hidden trampoline to jump over an overturned car (which is not pictured here, but you can head over to the blog for more pics).

A stunt on the set of ‘Deadpool’ in Vancouver (Fameflynet Pictures)

Not every shot has been an unauthorized snap from a paparazzo; Reynolds himself has been tweeting some pictures from the set and the streets of Vancouver, including this sweet one with a very dedicated fan below: