Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Image via Marvel Studios

Deadpool 2’s Bleak Opening Was Almost Slightly Different

Per Deadpool 2's commentary track, it's been revealed that David Leitch and Ryan Reynolds originally considered using a joint to send Wade Wison's apartment up in flames.
This article is over 5 years old and may contain outdated information

It’s fair to say that Deadpool 2 began on a fairly bleak note.

Recommended Videos

Rather than focusing on Wade Wilson and Vanessa’s blossoming relationship – after all, the lovestruck couple managed to cheat death by the skin of their teeth two years ago – the David Leitch-directed sequel kicks things off with an overhead shot of the Merc casually lying on top of numerous barrels filled with gasoline. Oh, and he’s smoking a cigarette, too, leading to a rather spectacular (and strangely hilarious) failed suicide attempt.

Because just like Wolverine, sometimes Wade Wilson’s greatest strength (read: superhuman healing abilities) is also his downfall, but early on in the creative process, it’s been revealed on the film’s commentary track that Leitch and Ryan Reynolds considered having the Merc smoking a joint before blowing his humble apartment to kingdom come.

“There was a debate. Should it be a joint or a cigarette? And we decided cigarette,” director David Leitch confirmed.

Reynolds added: “A cigarette, I think is far more like, ‘I hate myself. I want to die.’ A joint is, like, ‘We’re celebrating. Logan’s finally dead.’ People would have totally misinterpreted the scene.”

This commentary track, which also features the voices of Deadpool 2 co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, is bundled in with the pic’s so-called Super Duper Cut. It’s teeming with jokes and witty humor, too – more so than the movie itself, after David Leitch revealed to Fandango earlier in the year that Deadpool 2‘s premium edition spotlights those moments of improvisation which, for one reason or another, didn’t make it into the final cut.

It’s funny, there’s so many. There’s so many that are on the cutting room floor, because you do all this improvisation, and you might have three or four versions of one of these moments.

All of this will be included as part of Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut, before the regular old Blu-ray hits brick-and-mortar stores in two weeks’ time.

We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy