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Deadpool 2 hires DeviantArtists for a new batch of IMAX posters

For the past several weeks, the DEADPOOL 2 hype train has been chugging along with an absurd amount of steam while leading up to the release Fox and Marvel's upcoming sequel. In my time spent writing about Wade's next adventure, I've penned articles about  the Merc with a Mouth hocking everything from Devour frozen dinners to product tie-ins for 7 Eleven. To be honest, it's been a lot of fun discovering which companies have had the stones to place their namesake in Deadpool's hands, given the character's hard R-rated humor and penchant for ultra-violence.

Today, 20th Century Fox, IMAX and DeviantArt have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to find the perfect deviant artist for the DEADPOOL 2 Official IMAX Poster! Deviants were able to see five beloved 'celebrity' artists put their own spin on a fan-favorite superhero in DeviantArt's first ever invite-only competition. As you would expect, the results of the contest have yielded some truly inspired poster art, which you can check out for yourself below:

1ST PLACE WINNER - ANDY FAIRHURST - Will be printed and displayed in select IMAX theater lobby cases in the US and Canada:

2ND PLACE WINNER - JOHN GALLAGHER - On opening night (5/17), fans who experience DEADPOOL 2 in select IMAX theaters will receive this art as an exclusive mini poster. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theaters.

3RD PLACE WINNER - PATRICK BROWN - Starting 5/18, fans who experience Deadpool 2 in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive this art as an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Rewards Center.

HONORABLE MENTION - JARREAU WIMBERLY: Jarreau is a freelance illustrator and the majority of his work is in the fantasy and sci fi genres. He believes in telling a great story while conveying emotion and excitement through his images.

COMPETITOR - ALICE X. ZHANG: Alice is a full-time freelance illustrator with an enduring interest in cinema, comics, and pop culture. 

Wow! That certainly is a cool collection of poster art for DEADPOOL 2. Which one of the above works is your favorite? Personally, I'm quite partial to the Jarreau Wimmberly piece, the one with all the tacos flying hither and thither. Alice X. Zhang's art is also stunning, and I'd hang that poster in my home in a hot minute. Let us know which of the posters you like most in the comments section below.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

DEADPOOL 2 starring Ryan ReynoldsJosh BrolinZazie BeetzStefan Kapicic, Morena Bacarin, Bill SkarsgardT.J. MillerTerry Crews, Lewis Tan, and Brianna Hilderbrand is set to blow some minds on May 18th.

Source: JoBlo

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