Just like the first film, Deadpool 2‘s marketing campaign has been on point; that trend continues with the following behind-the-scenes competition from DeviantArt. Per the press release:
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.
Fans are encouraged to take a selfie with the official IMAX poster when they spot it in select IMAX theaters (U.S. and Canada.)
Meet the artists and check out the winning posters below!
1st Place Winner, Andy Fairhurst
Top submission honors go to Andy Fairhurst, whose rendition of Deadpool hitching a ride on the side of a taxi cab (Dopinder, we presume?) atop a pretty pink children’s bicycle, complete with front bucket and handlebar streamers — will be printed and displayed in select IMAX theater lobby cases in the US and Canada.
2nd Place Winner, John Gallagher
John Gallagher‘s submission just exudes that official Deadpool 2 poster feeling and then some. Fans who experience Deadpool 2 in select IMAX theatres will receive this art as an exclusive mini poster on opening night (May 17th).
3rd Place Winner, Patrick Brown
Starting 5/18, fans who experience Deadpool 2 in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive this art by Patrick Brown as an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last.
Honorable Mention, Jarreau Wimberly
It’s raining chimichangas in this piece from Jarreau Wimberly.
Honorable Mention, Alice X. Zhang
We’re getting cosmic vibes from this trippy backdrop in Alice Zhang‘s submission.
Which Deadpool 2 IMAX poster is your favorite? Sound off in the comments.