Deadpool 2: The Super Duper $@%!#& Cut Panel for the San Diego Comic-Con 2018, hosted by Karan Soni (Who played Dopinder), who was there with director David Leitch, stars Briana Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapičić (Colossus), Zazie Beetz (Domino), and Ryan Reynolds (Some guy), as well as writers Paul Wernick, and Rhett Reese.
There wasn’t much revealed in this panel, not much new, and it was mostly the Ryan Reynolds show, but it was still a lot of fun. We we’re told about the fact that this is basically a movie filled with alternate cuts, new jokes, and far more offensive situations (They show the infamous Baby Hitler scene at the end), and we are told why some of these were cut. All of these will appear on the Home Release.
Reynolds says, “Some of it’s cut for time. Some of it’s for content. Some of it is too f#(ing nuts to show, and we’ll all go to hell and get into deep trouble with our moms.” About the cuts scenes. About what goes into the final cut, “It is by committee… everyone has a say, obviously David Leitch. The real honesty is that we shoot so many scenes, so many moments and shoot so much… and it is pretty arbitrary. Some is for time, some for content. Some of it our f#(king moms wouldn’t be able to bear it. But we have reasons. And honestly the extended scenes can make for two totally different movies.”
Interesting tidbits from the panel (Which you should just watch, it’s on youtube, it’s a good time).
Rhett Reese on talking about why he wrote the story the way he did. “We’re always trying to drop the poison pill of heart into these movies, and trying to slip that past you. So the first one was a bit of a romantic comedy, right? A love story. And with this one, we thought why not emulate the Disney movies, and go family film. Our overall goal is to make you cry at the end. So we thought this dysfunctional family coming together at the end, would be a way to do that.”
David Leitch on what made Zazie Beetz the perfect Domino. “I mean, look at her. We had a short list of actresses that came in, it came down to the final chemistry reads. There was an undeniable chemistry with Ryan. We were fans of her work, but we went down to the last reads.”
Ryan Reynolds on if he hates Green Lantern more or X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “ Both have kind of been an endless wellspring of awesome jokes for Deadpool. So I can’t say I hate either of them. I kind of love them both. Both were amazing experiences. I had a ball shooting them.… But yeah, they’re both pretty bad.”
There’s a great bit with Ryan about what the best piece of advice he ever got was, and he goes into a wonderful story about his show “2 Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place,” and the guy who ran the show told him to “Take the stage, like you own it!” and he learned to take the stage without being an jerk.
The rest of the questions have their moments as well, and since I’m not actually at San Diego, I didn’t get to see any of the deleted scenes shown, but these were the moments that were most interesting to me. The video I saw was on YouTube, so you should absolutely watch it yourself.