The summer blockbuster season is in full swing as Deadpool 2 joins the party after the insanely successful run of Avengers: Infinity War. The Merc with the Mouth makes his return in full grandeur in Deadpool 2 after the logic-defying box office collections of the first Deadpool movie back in 2016. Already aiming for a stellar box-office opening, Deadpool 2 has been released in major markets today.
Since its limited release, Deadpool 2 has been receiving rave reviews on social media. While some fans have found the second installment to be better than the first one, others have praised the action and violence in the movie. But the one thing which has been getting unanimous support from all the fans is the post-credit scene of the movie.
The post-credit scene of the first Deadpool movie was absolutely unconventional with its irreverent humor. With just a single nod to Cable coming to the next movie, the post-credit scene didn’t invest much time in universe linking, unlike Marvel or DC movies.
The second installment of Deadpool has arguably one of the best post-credit scenes in recent history, which even puts Avengers: Infinity War’s post-credit at the back. While the internet has gone crazy over this, an interesting piece of the report has emerged which could have possibly blown away the entire internet, if executed to fruition.
According to the report, there was actually an idea to cast Chris Evans in the post-credit scene of Deadpool 2. Interestingly, the idea was pitched to cast Evans as the Human Torch, the role he once reprised back in 2005 for Fantastic Four. As the rights for Fantastic Four still lies with Fox Studios, the crazy idea was actually pitched for the movie. Considering the spectacular failure of the reboot of Fantastic Four (2015), it was only wise to cast Evans as the original Human Torch.
Another reason for casting Evans in the post-credit scene lies with the career of the Merc With The Mouth, Ryan Reynolds himself. Reynolds once reprised the role of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern back in 2011 which a massive failure. In the first Deadpool movie, Wade Wilson cracks jokes about the terrible CGI suit for Hal Jordan in Green Lantern.
On similar lines, Chris Evans had portrayed the role of Johnny Storm aka Human Torch in the Fantastic Four, which had received average reviews upon its release. But then, Chris Evans went on to play the role of Captain America and as we know, the rest is history. His portrayal of Captain America has been critically acclaimed by fans and critics alike, alongside Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War which received overwhelmingly positive reviews upon their release.
But unfortunately for the fans, the idea was dropped. In an interview with Uproxx, Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said the idea didn’t make it past the pitch stage.
“No, no, we never got that far. Someone had the idea we actually did and we thought that was better,” Reese said. “But we definitely had a lot more X-Force interviews with bizarre, random people coming in to interview.”
According to another report, the idea of Deadpool going back in time to kill off baby Adolf Hitler was also pitched. But sadly, that idea didn’t make past the pitching stage either.
Deadpool 2 faced some hiccups along the way, as director T.J. Miller, who had directed the first installment left the helm midway. According to sources, there was a creative difference between Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller, which led to the split between the dynamic duo who had delivered a $800+ million box-office collection with a mere $60 million production cost. At that time, this is what David Leitsch said:
“The success of the first film has given us license to explore opening up the world and actually being more provocative. That’s what people are going to expect. They did such an incredible job with the first film — I’m such a huge fan, that it’s exciting to get to play in that sandbox. The fun thing about Deadpool is, there are no rules. Look at the comic book series. There aren’t any rules. We break them! That’s what is fun”.
The Deadpool second installment is one of the best things that has happened to the Hollywood, as it revived the R-Rated genre with its irreverent humor and brazen display of violence and nudity. The chemistry between Deadpool and Cable was electrifying and mind-blowing. David Leitsh claimed that he had all the autonomy in adapting comic-book characters and the result will please the fans. He said:
“Cable has a really interesting and complex backstory. Obviously, no film could ever encapsulate the entire backstory, so I think we’ll find the first introduction is about who this character is. When you look at the Cable and Deadpool comic book series, you see how there is banter between them. Whether they are on opposite sides or not, they are definitely formidable to each other. One is frustrating to the other. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin is amazing. It’s not unlike what you see in the Cable and Deadpool series”.
Also, it paved the way for X-Force spin off in the future, here is what the Writers Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick has said:
“Calendar-wise, X-Force is next up in line. Drew is finishing up his movie [Bad Times at the El Royale]. Come the fall, I think he’ll turn his attention full time to X-Force and so that’s next up in the series. I do think we are always thinking about Deadpool. It will be nice to take a little bit of a break. We’ve been writing consecutive Deadpool drafts for the last nine years. And we’ve got drafts since 2009 in our computer all the way through to 2018. So, it will be nice to kind of catch our breath. My guess is you will see Deadpool again in his own movie. Whether we skip Deadpool 3 and just go to Deadpool 4, I’m not sure. But my guess is you will be seeing much more of Deadpool in the future in various forms and fashions.”
Rheese had this to say earlier:
“I think what we stumbled into was a new tone, and I think we hope to have our own universe that is defined less by characters and timelines and things like that and more by tone. Deadpool 2 and X-Force and future movies all be this new, consistent, sillier tone. More self-aware tone. And edgier and rated-R tone. We want to be establishing the universe but also focusing on each individual movie and not worrying too much about building a larger threat to the world or a larger plot machination”.
“There is a responsibility we have towards the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2. Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie is sticking to the Deadpool franchise.”
Deadpool 2 is running successfully in theatres, Directed by David Leitch’s, and stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable. Here’s the official movie synopsis:
“After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”