January 19, 2015 9:17 am
Updated: January 19, 2015 4:36 pm

Ryan Reynolds to shoot ‘Deadpool’ in hometown Vancouver

Ryan Reynolds, pictured in November 2014.

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TORONTO — Ryan Reynolds is coming home.

The 38-year-old actor is set to shoot the X-Men spin-off Deadpool in his hometown of Vancouver beginning in late March.

Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool from 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine for the movie, which has booked two months at North Shore Studios.

No other casting information has been announced.

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The new father — with actress wife Blake Lively — played the title character in 2011’s Green Lantern, which was slammed by critics. It made about $220 million worldwide.

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Reynolds hasn’t made a movie in Canada since last year’s The Captive, which was shot in Ontario.

He was born in Vancouver and still has family in the city. Last October, Reynolds was in Toronto to be inducted on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller, is scheduled for release in February 2016.

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Across the country, in Montreal, cameras will be rolling this summer on X-Men: Apocalypse.

Last year’s blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past was also shot in Montreal.

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Toronto is playing host this summer to production of the Suicide Squad movie (aka Bravo 14), starring Will Smith and Jared Leto. It will be directed by David Ayer (Fury).

NBC is also filming the series Heroes Reborn, starring Zachary Leviin Toronto this year.

Reynolds will be in good company in Vancouver. The TV series Arrow and The Flash are both filmed in the city.

In December, Reynolds tweeted the news that he is playing Deadpool:

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