Deadpool 2 Title Sequence

In true Deadpool fashion, he breaks the 4th wall and addresses the audience at various points in the opening titles, all the while stepping through scenarios that boast action and sex appeal, set to Celine Dion’s power ballad “Ashes.”
While Deadpool is portrayed in abstract environments, the character himself is photoreal. We helped develop a feature film Deadpool asset, which was then keyframe animated into scenes. Keeping in line with the Bond-esque visual approach, artists employed dynamic light & shadow, and created stylized transitions.
The opening sequence went through every department at our studio in NY, our entire team brought something special to the table.

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John Likens



Director: John Likens
Executive Producer: Adrienne Mitchell
Producer: Emily Schaeberle
Production Designer: John Likens
Music: Celine Dion
Additional Credits: VFX Supervisor: Gong Myung Lee, CG Supervisor: Ivan Guerrero, Compositing Supervisor: Ryan Leonard, VFX Artist: Ehsan Parizi, VFX Artist: Ryan Hussain, VFX Coordinator: Kristin Engdahl, VFX Artist: Goran Ognjanovic, VFX Artist: Sari Rodrig, VFX Artist: Brian Dinoto, VFX Artist: Frank Grecco


Public Film Contact
Tiffany Tetrault
Method Studios
Publicity Contact
Tiffany Tetrault
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Other
Screening in: Title Design Program
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Format: Title Sequence
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 01:35 mins