With “Deadpool 2” scoring $300 million worldwide this past weekend, and set to take a further $55 million domestically this coming holiday weekend, people are still very much talking about the Merc with a Mouth including the film’s scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Speaking with Cinema Blend, the pair confirmed the film’s home video release will contain an extended director’s cut with all new jokes – including the now-infamous scene cut from the post-credits sequence in which Deadpool strangles baby Adolf Hitler in his crib. The film’s director David Leitch tells the outlet:
“It’s going back to the ‘director cut,’ and then sort of collaborating with Ryan, Rhett and Paul, and making sure we’re all getting all the jokes we want. It was like an 83 day shoot, and it was a lot of material. But I kept telling the studio, and I kept telling Ryan, I’m like, ‘No, the director’s cut going to come in at like 2:12.’ And he’s like, ‘No way!’ And I’m like, ‘It is! It’s going to come in at 2:12. I want to make it tight. I want you guys to get a really tight first look at the film. I don’t think it needs to be bloated and I’m not that type of filmmaker.'”
That cut runs twelve minutes longer and also includes a montage of different suicide attempts conducted by Wade. Leitch says:
“The suicide scene is in there, and there’s a scene in the mansion in the kitchen over breakfast, there’s some extra Domino stuff. There’s a lot of fun little bits, and then a lot of alts! We’re looking for every place we can put an alt.”
Reese further explains the mansion scene and how it ties to a joke that comes later in the film:
“We had a scene in the kitchen in the X Mansion, which is one of our favorites. You see Deadpool say ‘ejaculated into a soap dispenser a hero,’ and Colossus goes (smells fingers). There’s an earlier scene where they’re in the kitchen and Colossus is trying to get the soap dispenser to work. And he’s like, ‘This won’t work.’ And Deadpool’s like, ‘Just give it a few extra pumps. I just filled it.’ The kitchen scene was fun. He’s labeling stuff in the refrigerator as he was told to do. And so he’s putting Velcro labels on, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead is not buying his go-straight routine. She’s like, ‘I see through you, you’re still full of s–t.’ It was fun.”
Reese also confirms the post-credits scenes are canon and admits that he and his co-writer “invalidated the whole movie” including the incident that kicks off the film’s storyline. “Deadpool 2” is in cinemas now.