Deadpool and X-Men sequels wrap filming
Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool sequel (pictured) is a follow-up to the 2016 film that became the most successful R-rated movie in history.
The first film spent CA$40m shooting on location in Vancouver and so the sequel is likely to have had a similarly buoyant effect on the city’s economy.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the third X-Men film to have shot in Montreal in four years and was scheduled to have spent around CA$80m on production in Quebec’s largest city.
The film is not to be confused with X-Men: The New Mutants, a spin-off movie with a different cast of characters that wrapped in Boston last month.
Toronto and Vancouver are Canada’s main production hubs, but the X-Men franchise has helped raise Montreal’s profile, while Calgary now has its own studio facility and recently boosted its own filming incentive programme.
Netflix recently made a substantial production commitment to Canada, pledging to spend CA$500m in the country over the next five years through new business entity Netflix Canada.
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