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Fox, IMAX, and DeviantArt Team Up for DEADPOOL 2 Poster Contest

What do you do when you need a poster for the Merc with a Mouth’s new movie? Why not turn to fan artists, the people who like him already? That’s what Fox did in partnership with IMAX and DeviantArt, where artists have been having fun with Deadpool for years. Five different fan artists participated in the invite-only competition—the first in DeviantArt’s history—to design the Deadpool 2 IMAX poster art, and the results are pretty awesome. (Also, more than one design heavily features chimichangas. Can’t imagine why.)

First-place winner Andy Fairhurst embraced our antihero’s ingenuity when it comes to transportation. If you’re in the U.S. or Canada, keep an eye out for his poster, which will be featured at select theaters.

Prints of John Gallagher’s second-place-winning entry will be available as a mini poster at select IMAX locations on opening night May 17, 2018. Gallagher’s rendition is a touch more explosive than Fairhurst’s and heavy on the snacks.

Speaking of explosions and Mexican food, Patrick Brown’s design delivers both and a playground-ready pony. If you see Deadpool 2 in IMAX at select Regal Cinemas, you’ll receive his artwork on a collectible ticket. Members of Regal’s Crown Club can also get the design on a mini poster using a free promo code.

If you’re looking for more explosions, more tacos, and a pose that, like all the best superhero contortions, challenges the laws of physics, look no further than Jarreau Wimberly’s illustration (which received an honorable mention).

Rounding out the pack is Alice X. Zhang’s beautifully unique take on the subject.

Here’s hoping this isn’t the last DeviantArt/IMAX collaboration. I don’t have a lot of wall space left, but I’d make room for more poster-worthy creations as long as fan artists keep them coming.

Which Deadpool 2 poster would you want on your wall? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Andy Fairhurst, John Gallagher, Patrick Brown, Jarreau Wimberley, Alice X. Zhang

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