Tickets for Deadpool 2 went on sale today, coinciding with the release of the final trailer for the film, which featured plenty of profanity and no shortage of jokes. According to director David Leitch, though, some of the jokes seen in the trailers won’t be in the final cut of the film.
In an interview with Fandango, Leitch was asked about his favorite reference in the film, but the director couldn’t pick just one.
“It’s funny, there’s so many. There’s so many that are on the cutting room floor, because you do all this improvisation, and you might have three or four versions of one of these moments. You’re like, ‘Oh my God,’ but you can only pick one to tell the story. I think it’ll be a good thing for the Blu-ray extras, to see all the alts that we had and couldn’t put in the movie. Some of them actually snuck into the trailers as Easter eggs. How about I leave it at that?”
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“There might be one punchline that we had three versions for and we loved them all, and only one can live in the movie, so we might have snuck a couple in sort of additional materials that people can discover. Like, ‘Oh my God, he used to say this, but now he says this.’ They’re not plot changing, they’re just really punchlines to the jokes, or pop culture references that Ryan is a genius coming up with.”
It seems likely that fans will be treated to a whole lot more of Ryan Reynolds’ hilarious improvisations as the Merc with a Mouth when Deadpool 2‘s home releases become available. Reynolds ability to improvise in the role has even earned him a writing credit on the film.
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Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.