Deadpool 2 was a total masterpiece! Director David Leitch who is one of the best action movie directors currently working in Hollywood was hired by Fox after Tim Miller left the project due to creative Differences. And boy did he deliver! Deadpool 2 is surely one of the best movies of this year and now that we have seen the Super Duper Cut with the Digital HD release, it is safe to say that this extended cut is even better and crazier than the theatrical cut that we got!
The Super Duper Cut has added a lot more. After the first Deadpool, the second one had a bigger budget which obviously meant that the movie could try out new things and really go big on the R-Rated Hardcore action! As a result, we did get more crisp and extraordinary action sequences with one of the best men at the job Directing those, but this movie was even bigger on the funny parts. It obviously added more cast members this time around and gave us something we all wanted, which was for Colossus to pick on someone his own size.
Deadpool 2 did all its characters justice, but Morena Baccarin who portrays Vanessa Carlysle in the film franchise again had a reduced role. Her role in the first movie was significant as she drove the plot of the first movie, but the second one reduced her role even further. Her character was a plot derivative in the second movie as well, but she was killed off right in the very beginning of the movie, which was a darker twist in the story.
She was shot right in the heart and did not survive the bullet. Then, Deadpool felt really vulnerable trying to kill himself time after time as he considered himself to be responsible for the death of his wife, Vanessa. So, he tried to reach her in the afterlife. But at the end of the movie, he actually brought her back to life having fixed Cable’s Time Travel device, so all is supposed to be great now for the next movie.
Now that the movie is out in BluRay as well, Morena Baccarin has given us a Behind the scenes look at how her gunshot wound was created in the movie. Here, Have a look:
*spoiler alert* pic.twitter.com/Bro8yveJyh
— Morena Baccarin (@missmorenab) August 21, 2018
By now, it is assumed that many people would have seen Deadpool 2 in the theatres, and the Super Duper Cut has already been out in Digital HD for more than 2 weeks now, so it is not necessarily a spoiler for many that Vanessa dies in the movie. What’s more interesting here is that some lucky guy/girl actually got to paint that gunshot wound upon her!
The death of Vanessa came as a big shock to the audience when they first witnessed it on the big screen. Director David Leitch had his own views upon why they chose to take this direction in the movie as he told Comicbook.com:
“I understand where they’re coming from. As a filmmaker, I believe I have a record of strong female characters and proactive female characters. But with Deadpool it’s different. It’s Deadpool’s movie, and you need to take everything away from him to humanize him. He can be grating and he can be sort of offensive and he can be all these things, but you need an emotional hook that grounds the movie that we can go on this journey with this character and experience Deadpool.”
“And quite frankly, she doesn’t leave the movie. She is a huge point of contact for him and learning his lesson in the world and learning that one of act of kindness can change history. And I think without her being the vehicle that he learns that from, I don’t know, it wouldn’t have been the same film and so we wouldn’t have had that emotional context. Even the scene at the end where they visit each other in the afterlife, hugely emotional, great performances by both of them. So, again, I don’t think she left the movie.”
Deadpool 2 was surely as good as the first movie if not better. Now with the Disney Fox Merger looming on the heads of everyone, it will be interesting how the franchise continues from there on. X-Force will supposedly be the next movie that continues this franchise.