The final trailer for the “Deadpool” sequel has been the talk of the online film sphere for much of the past two days, much of it due to the great gag involving everyday guy Peter who becomes a member of X-Force.
Of course, one concern is that the trailer is going to give away the best bits of the film – though director David Leitch says that’s not the case. In fact due to Ryan Reynolds’ improvisational ability, there were numerous alternate takes during many of the joke scenes and so a few of those made it into the trailer rather than into the actual film itself. He tells online ticket seller Fandango:
“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. You’re like, ‘Oh my God,’ but you can only pick one to tell the story. I think it’ll be a good thing for the Blu-ray extras, to see all the alts that we had and couldn’t put in the movie.
Some of them actually snuck into the trailers as Easter eggs… There might be one punchline that we had three versions for and we loved them all, and only one can live in the movie, so we might have snuck a couple in sort of additional materials that people can discover. Like, ‘Oh my God, he used to say this, but now he says this.’ They’re not plot-changing, they’re just really punchlines to the jokes, or pop culture references that Ryan is a genius coming up with.”
Leitch also confirms there will be some jokes about “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in the film, and says he’s not sure about the future of the franchise with the impending merger of Fox and Disney. A new poster for the film has also been released, timed with this year’s Coachella festival, which you can see below.
The quote comes as Fandango has revealed the film has become the third-largest pre-seller of 2018 at the same point in the sales cycle behind only “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.” In fact, after only one day of sales, the film is on pace to become the top R-rated pre-seller in Fandango’s 18-year history.
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