At the Deadpool fan event in LA, director Tim Miller joined other cast and crew to talk about the film after the surprise screening. The director talked about the challenges of bringing a character like Deadpool into a live action universe that was already established, and said he got help from producer Simon Kinberg to balance the humor with the serious world of the X-Men films.
But his biggest challenge was in the editing bay.
"There was a bunch of stuff, honestly," that Miller had to cut out of the film. One fight has "an extended version [with] a couple more beats of violence there that I liked," he said. There's also a bar scene that had to be cut down - because Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller are vulgar, vulgar people.
"That bar scene was particularly mean and offensive to a lot of people because T.J. and Ryan got together and wrote a version of the scene that we just said, 'Oh my God, this is too far.' I mean there were so many people offended it would have really been - we couldn't do it. It was just mean and so I said, 'No. We don't have to do that.'"
That might not be one of those "s**t ton of DVD extras" that Reynolds said will be on the home release.
"We did kind of go back and forth and it just got more and more hateful," T.J. Miller admitted. "Ryan's a very, very good improvisor, and he's very funny and, like, one of the sweetest guys. It was very... heavy duty.
"There were some riffs that I don't think - 'You look like a trucker took a shit on your shoulders and then shaped ears onto it,'" the actor said with a laugh. "So it's like, we're missing some of those things."
"It was a little worse than that," the director Miller said, "He's being gentle."0comments
Yeah, don't expect those cut scenes on your blu-ray.
Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016. Don't worry, plenty was left in. Trust me.