Vancouver’s own Ryan Reynolds is back in his home city and he’s not shy about sharing his whereabouts on social media.
Ryan has been tweeting a lot since he has touched down in Vancouver for the filming of Marvel’s ‘Deadpool‘.
So happy to be filming #Deadpool in Vancouver. I left this great city a boy… and returned, a marginally taller boy.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015
Currently the production has shut down the Georgia Viaduct throwing a ruffle in the daily commute for many Vancouverites. In total the production intends on spending more than $37.5 million directly and will hire more than 1,100 people.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 5, 2015
Deadpool will be directed by Tim Miller and is currently scheduled for a May 27, 2016 theatrical release. Reynolds has also previously played roles in two other major comic book-based films: Marvel’s Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity and DC Comics’ Green Lantern in the 2011 film of the same name – a movie that was poorly received and made only $220-million worldwide.
This stud out-benched me in the gym Sunday. Nice meeting you Adley.pic.twitter.com/wi4p9SVbz2”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 30, 2015
It will be a busy year for Vancouver’s film production industry. A record number of American television shows are being shot in the city in addition to the movies that are slated to be filmed here, including big budget productions such as Deadpool and the third Star Trek film starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.