In the movie business these days, it can be pretty expensive to get the people you want on a project. To have Adam Sandler in your film, it’ll cost about $37 million. The Rock comes with a $46 million price tag. And Robert Downey Jr. tops the list of highest paid actors once again for bringing in $75 million. But sometimes that kind of money just isn’t in the budget. For instance, apparently there was someone that director Tim Miller really wanted to get for ‘Deadpool’. However, this person didn’t make it to the final cut of the upcoming X-Men spinoff because of budgetary reasons. That person? Garrison Kane.
Okay, Kane isn’t a real person. He’s a Marvel Comics character from the 90s that once went by the alias Weapon X. Associating with the mercenary team Six Pack and the mutant from the future Cable, Kane went through similar experiments to Deadpool, except he ended up as a cyborg. While speaking to Empire, Miller revealed that the character was originally included in Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s script. Although due to the costly nature of the CGI necessary to bring his enhancements to life, he was ultimately taken out:
“We had Garrison Kane in there for a while, but in the final round of budget cuts we had to take him out, because he was a pretty expensive dude. He’s got these bionic arms that change shape; he would have been a visual effect for a large part of the movie. And as it turned out, a visual effect too far.”
After Garrison Kane was cut from the movie, Miller and the writers examined a list of Marvel characters that they were allowed to use that were “visually spectacular and fun” to fill the void. While Cannonball, the former New Mutant and current Avenger with the ability to fly at jet speeds while encased in an impenetrable force field, was one possible replacement, Negasonic Teenage Warhead won out in the end. But worry not, Garrison Kane fans. Miller shared that he may pop up in a sequel down the line.
What do you think about Garrison Kane being cut from ‘Deadpool’? Are you disappointed that the one-time Weapon X won’t be in on the fun this time around? And how do you feel about his replacement, Negasonic Teenage Wasteland? Sound off in the comments.
‘Deadpool’ starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein hits theaters on February 12, 2016.