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How Ryan Reynolds Hid His Secret Juggernaut Role From The Deadpool 2 Cast

Via The Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool 2 star Stefan Kapicic has detailed how Ryan Reynolds was able to keep his role as Juggernaut under wraps.

Another day, another post-launch Deadpool 2 reveal from The Hollywood Reporter.

And so, after shedding light on the film’s raunchiest joke (and why Ryan Reynolds was willing to defend it from the MPAA), the outlet has turned its attention to Juggernaut and, more specifically, the man tasked with bringing the hulking brute to life. Spoilers: it was Reynolds himself.

Doing good on those early rumors, when the time came for Deadpool 2‘s show-stopping finale – one involving a monumental dust-up between Juggernaut and Colossus – Ryan Reynolds was the one selected for a bout of motion-capture, and he even managed to keep it a secret from the remainder of the cast, including Colossus star Stefan Kapicic.

“I didn’t know who was going to be doing the voice of Juggernaut,” said the actor. “Ryan is always there when I’m working on Colossus, helping me with the lines and giving me ideas. Then I saw Ryan getting into the CGI costume, and I’m like ‘What’s going on, man? Did I miss something?'”

As if juggling the dual role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool wasn’t enough, Ryan Reynolds even strayed into full-blown British villain territory for what’s undoubtedly Deadpool 2‘s CGI cameo. Director David Leitch has previously gone on record to say that he needed Reynolds to fill in for some temporary voice work, but it seems the actor left a lasting impression on Leitch, who was happy enough to let Ryan Reynolds finish off the rest of the performance.

On the other hand, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld touched base on the extra 15 minutes included on the soon-to-be-released Super Duper Cut, saying:

When they showed me the movie, I said, ‘Hey, what happened to that scene? Why isn’t that scene in the movie?’ David was really confident. He goes, ‘The pace of the movie we want to deliver works better with these action and humor scenes out of it’. I said, ‘I will trust in you guys.’

Those deleted scenes (and much more!) will be featured on the Deadpool 2 Blu-ray later this month.

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