While Wade Wilson’s known to have looser moral values than your standard superhero, we’ve always kind of assumed that even the irreverent star of the R-rated Deadpool movies would draw the line at outright baby-murdering. One deleted scene from Deadpool 2, however, sees the Merc with a Mouth in exceptional circumstances as he makes the decision to change the course of history.
At the San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to footage from the movie’s Super Duper Cut, including an additional clip for the film’s mid-credits time travel montage. In this rather dark scene that plays on a classic moral quandary, Ryan Reynolds’ character travels back to an Austrian nursery in the late 19th century, where he agonizes over whether or not to kill a certain baby. Deadpool eventually decides to go for it, cracking his knuckles and stretching his arms out for the child, before the camera moves to the name on the baby’s crib: “A. Hitler.”
After a whole movie of preventing the young Russell Collins from growing up to be a vicious killer, while thwarting Cable’s attempts to murder the boy, it seems that Wade chose to take the easy route with the future ruler of the Third Reich. Director David Leitch teased this scene a couple of months ago in an interview with Esquire, too, saying the following about it:
“I would say there are some things that are really funny and people will go, ‘Holy crap, they went there. We’ll leave that to be seen on the Blu-ray.”
This won’t be the only new footage that you’ll be able to catch on home release, though, with Leitch also hinting at other moments that didn’t make it to the big screen version.
“When we got into post and we had to trim it down we started to have to have our own gut checks about what jokes are in and what jokes are out. There was a pretty close consensus for what should stay and what should go. Some of them we may see in different incarnations of the film or in the Blu-Ray, but we’re pretty happy with where it all landed.”
You’ll be able to check out the baby Hitler scene and more when Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut arrives on Digital HD on August 7th, and on Blu-ray and DVD on August 21st. In the meantime, be sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a copy or simply pre-order it on Amazon.