It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Deadpool and the panel in Hall H gave the audience a sneak peek at some of the new footage from the extended Super Duper Cut of Deadpool 2, out now on Blu-ray and 4K.
The panel was moderated by an anxious Karan Soni (Dopinder) and included director David Leitch (not Lynch), writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the real heroes), Zazie Beetz (Domino), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic), Stefan Kapcic (Colossus) and of course, Ryan Reynolds.
“Deadpool 1 was made because of you guys in this room, who kicked and screamed on the internet and forced the studio to make the movie,” Reynolds told the adoring crowd. “The second movie is here because of corporate greed.”
Reynolds explained the creative process of making a Deadpool film is by committee. “Everyone sitting at this table has a say, particularly Dave Leitch. We sit around and decide what’s gonna work and what’s not gonna work.
“The great thing about Deadpool is we do so many different versions of scenes,” he continued. “It’s one of the few times I can’t wait for a DVD or a Blu-ray to come out, because every joke is different and you can basically release a different film. It’s a chance for audiences to see the film they saw in theatres and a totally different cut.”
We’ll leave you to discover the plethora of new and extended scenes and gags, and just say that there are additions to the Hong Kong sequence plus a moment in Deadpool’s timeline-reset that involves a trip back to Germany in 1889.
As to the ultimate fate of Juggernaut, Leitch advises to watch the scene closely on the Blu-ray. “You’ve got to watch right to the end and you’ll find the answer.”