It’s a well known fact at this stage that 20th Century Fox slashed Deadpool‘s budget before shooting was set to begin, a decision which led to a couple of major action sequences being scrapped and the disappearance of a few villains. With director Tim Miller forced to save money by any means possible, one eagle eyed fan has now brought to light that the film seems to have borrowed footage from a previous X-Men movie.
As you can see in the video above, the scene featuring the X-Jet taking off from Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters in Deadpool has been lifted directly from X-Men: The Last Stand, with only the design of the Blackbird changed slightly.
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It’s hard to say exactly how much money this would have saved, but it’s not exactly going to ruin Deadpool on repeat viewings and is far from the first time a movie has done this. Michael Bay, for example, reused scenes from The Island for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Although, with the massive budgets those movies have, that probably wasn’t to save cash.
Regardless, with Deadpool far exceeding expectations at the box office, you can bet your life that the planned sequel will have a considerably bigger budget, and that the team responsible for the Merc with a Mouth’s next adventure won’t have to contend with any sudden budget cuts.