Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman & Shawn Levy Hit The Road For ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’; Thank Shanghai “From The Heart Of Our Bottom”

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman & Shawn Levy Hit The Road For ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’; Thank Shanghai “From The Heart Of Our Bottom”

Making the most of the fact that Deadpool & Wolverine is the first original film of the franchise to land a China release date, stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, along with director Shawn Levy, appear to have had a grand time promoting the Disney/Marvel pic in Shanghai this week.

During the trip, which was the first stop on the overseas promotional tour, the trio met with a packed house after 35 minutes of the movie was shown, and shared stories about how the project came together, which “elicited constant laughter and applause,” per local media.

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Reynolds wrote on X, “Shanghai was the first stop on the #DeadpoolAndWolverine tour — and we thank you from the heart of our bottom. What a city and what a welcome.”

The trio was also spotted in front of a 10-meter-long giant Deadpool alongside the Huangpu River while the Marvel Weibo account noted the actors visited a Deadpool & Wolverine-themed pop-up store on Wukang Road in Shanghai which will be open until July 7.

As we reported last month, China’s Film Bureau approved a July 26 release for Deadpool & Wolverine, day-and-date with the U.S. This will be the first time the Merc with a Mouth is going to China in step with the rest of the world.

The first Deadpool did not release in China while Deadpool 2, completely refashioned as Once Upon a Deadpool with new scenes to create a PG-13 version, was released there in early 2019, many months after the original DP2 had its run elsewhere.


Some minimal trims have been made to Deadpool & Wolverine, but we hear that no cuts were made that impact the integrity of the storytelling and that the movie remains authentic to the Deadpool spirit — unlike Once Upon a Deadpool.

Reynolds, Jackman and Levy are continuing the tour, also making their way to Korea this week where they attended a baseball game. Wrote Jackman, “Ending day 2 on our #DeadpoolAndWolverine promo tour with two of my best mates at a baseball game in Korea?! If this is a dream, I don’t want to wake up anytime too soon.”

International rollout on D&W begins July 24. Domestic (and China) join on July 26. As Anthony reported yesterday, D&W hit three-week-in-advance box office tracking predicting a domestic box office opening at $160M-$165M, which would not only be the best opening year-to-date but also a record start for a R-rated movie.

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