Despite rumors, there will not be a longer, more violent, raunchier “Director’s Cut” of ‘Deadpool’ when that movie arrives on DVD and BluRay. Most fans seem perfectly satisfied with the film as it turned out anyway, as are critics. ‘Deadpool’ earned an 84% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
But perhaps more importantly, director Tim Miller is also satisfied with the theatrical version of the movie. At an IMAX preview screening, Miller flatly stated:
“I don’t wanna be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]… There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it.”
But of course, like every movie, some scenes didn’t make it into the final film for a variety of reasons and Miller stated that those would be included as bonus material on the home video releases.
Miller did admit that producer Simon Kinberg “strongly suggested” editing certain scenes down, particularly the workshop fight, which was apparently much more brutal initially.
“There’s some stuff on the DVD extras, I had a little more workshop fight in there that I liked—that’s the beat that we were talking about, [Simon’s] like, ‘Tim it’s violent enough, please’ and I’m like, ‘Oh no but man when he stomps on his face it’s awesome,’ and Simon’s like, ‘No we’ve got enough.’ (laughs)”
With ‘Deadpool’ breaking records at the box office, fans are likely to snap up the DVDs and BluRays when they arrive at retail, without the enticement of an even more adult version. (That’s not to say 20th Century Fox won’t eventually issue a new version, as they did with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ which was re-released as the longer ‘Rogue Cut’ almost a year after the original version.)
Even before ‘Deadpool’ was released to boffo box office, Fox greenlit a sequel.
‘Deadpool’ directed by Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein is playing in theaters now.