AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds has spoken up on "Deadpool 3" set photo leaks. While it's not the first time that unofficial set photos of a film surfaced online, he has apparently had enough after recent pictures revealed a major spoiler.
In a statement posted on his Instagram Story on Wednesday, December 6, the Canadian-born star called out websites and social media accounts for spoiling "surprises" by sharing the unauthorized images. "Surprises are part of the magic of theatrical movies," he wrote, noting that "it is important for us to shoot the new Deadpool film in real, natural environments, using practical effects as opposed to making the movie indoors and digitally."
"Telephoto lenses continue to spoil surprises and create a difficult situation for everyone," the 47-year-old hunk lamented, before pleading with everyone to hold back from sharing images from the set. He continued, "Here's hoping some of the websites and social channels hold back showing images before they're ready. The film is built for audience joy -- and our highest hope is to preserve as much of that magic as possible for the finished film and the big screen."
"Part of the reason people post spoilers is because they're excited. I realize these aren't real world issues and it's firmly in the 'good problems' bucket," the Wade Wilson depicter added, before concluding the message by declaring, "I love making this movie."
Reynolds' statement was reposted on his co-star Hugh Jackman's Story. It was issued a few days after leaked photos from the set of "Deadpool 3" confirmed the return of yet another "X-Men" character. In the images, Reynolds' Deadpool and Jackman's Wolverine are fighting Victor Creed a.k.a. Sabretooth on a desolate wasteland.
Besides Sabretooth, there have been rumors that the movie would bring back Jennifer Garner's Elektra and feature other "X-Men" characters such as Dogpool, Toad and Dazzler, with Taylor Swift allegedly playing the character.
Filming for "Deadpool 3" began in May in London, before it was suspended in July because of the SAG-AFTRA strike. As the actors' strike ended on November 9, filming resumed before Thanksgiving. However, Disney announced that the strike affected the release date of some films, including "Deadpool 3" which has been pushed back from May 3, 2024 to July 26, 2024.