‘Deadpool’ hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but apparently the cast and crew is already talking about the Blu-Ray and DVD release. During the recent surprise screening for fans in Los Angeles that featured an epic Q&A with the likes of TJ Miller, comic book legend Stan Lee, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, and more, director Tim Miller revealed a few things that were left out of the film. And even though the movie received an R-rating, apparently this stuff was so vulgar that they can’t even put it with the special features of the home release.
According to ComicBook.com, Miller spoke about the challenges of bringing a character like Wade Wilson into an established cinematic universe. And though he received some aid from Simon Kinberg when it came time to balance the comedy of the Merc With A Mouth with the rest of the X-Men universe, the biggest challenges were in the editing room due to TJ Miller and Ryan Reynolds. Here the filmmaker talks about a specific scene in a bar that we may have glimpsed in the previously released trailers:
“There was a bunch of stuff, honestly, an extended version [of a fight with] a couple more beats of violence there that I liked. In particular, there was a bar scene that was too vulgar for even the R-rated ‘Deadpool’. That bar scene was particularly mean and offensive to a lot of people because T.J. and Ryan got together and wrote a version of the scene that we just said, ‘Oh my God, this is too far.’ I mean there were so many people offended it would have really been – we couldn’t do it. It was just mean and so I said, ‘No. We don’t have to do that.'”
T.J. Miller then chimed in with some clarification of the things that were said during this deleted scene:
“We did kind of go back and forth and it just got more and more hateful. Ryan’s a very, very good improvisor, and he’s very funny and, like, one of the sweetest guys. It was very… heavy duty. There were some riffs that I don’t think – ‘You look like a trucker took a shit on your shoulders and then shaped ears onto it’. So it’s like, we’re missing some of those things.”
You know what? I’d love to see ten to fifteen minutes of Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller spewing nonsense like that. Offensive content aside, I just want to see how many crazy things they came up with. Unfortunately, it sounds like these outtakes will never see the light of day.
Are you disappointed that this scene from ‘Deadpool’ got cut down? Or are you confident that the movie will be filled with enough R-rated content without it? 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.