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Deadpool almost featured an additional three villains

April 26th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


When Deadpool was released many comic books fans noticed that three villains had been axed from the script altogether. But why? think they’ve got the answer to the question.

Apparently, Deadpool was originally supposed to feature Garrison Kane, Sluggo and Wire but Fox decided to cut them from the script when the movie began to start taking shape. Strange we know. However, in an interview with IGN, director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick cleared up our confusion and admitted that there was indeed method in the madness:

“They were Ajax’s sidekicks – they’re all good characters,” Miller explains. “[Deadpool creator] Rob Liefield is still crying because Garrison Kane’s not in the movie, and Wire had one of the single best jokes in the script ever; his death was pretty epic. But I felt like, honestly – and this is not pandering – I wanted some more women in the movie. And so I wanted to replace them with a female superhero, or supervillain in Gina [Carano]’s case.”

However, Wernick was a little bit more realistic (shall we say) in his reasoning behind cutting the characters, choosing to focus more on the financial side of things.

“They were Ajax’s muscle and we ultimately for budget reasons consolidated those three characters into the Angel Dust character. And I think a lot had to do with there’s some CG elements to those characters.”

Reese then added: “Garrison Kane has a bionic arm for instance, and that was going to be expensive. Wire shoots wires out of his extremities. We had a really cool scene where he was fighting Deadpool and Deadpool was cutting through the wires with his swords, but all expensive and all CG, and when it came time to make the movie we just had to make some hard, hard decisions.”

Sacrifices have to be made and this just happened to be one of them. There’s no denying that it would have been an absolutely brilliant scene but hey, here’s hoping that after the success of Deadpool the filmmakers will have an increased budget for the sequel so they won’t have to cut out such brilliant scenes.

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.