“Deadpool 2” Villain Was Reduced Not Cut

Over the weekend came a report about the “Deadpool” sequel, one in which it was rumored that Jack Kedy’s villain character of ‘Black Tom’ was being scrapped entirely from the film.

The report followed on from shot down rumors the other month suggesting the film itself tested poorly and needed extensive reshoots – even though standard additional photography had already been done by that point. Fox opened up about the testing process and its scores shortly after, dispelling that myth.

Now Collider has posted up a report in response to the Meet the Movie Press rumor saying it’s not accurate…sort of. Sources tell the site that Kesy’s role in the finished film has not been cut, but it HAS been reduced with editing on the film slicing away a bunch of his screen time.

The film’s co-writer Rhett Reese also took to Twitter to confirm Kesy hasn’t been cut. Testing revealed audiences wanted more time with Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beets) and so reshoots on the movie beefed up their onscreen time – though it appears to have come at the cost of at least one character.

“Deadpool 2” opens in cinemas on May 18th.