From what we’ve seen of the trailers, specifically red band, and the raft of other promotional material, the Deadpool movie is going to give us the character we all know and love. He’s hyper-violent, vulgar and uncompromising, pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable to put on the screen.
However, it turns out that one particular line was too offensive, even for this movie’s standards and had to be cut as a result. At a recent special advance screening of Deadpool in Los Angeles (via Squareeyed), director Tim Miller admitted that he was forced to cut several scenes from the final version because of their explicit and offensive nature.
“In particular, there was a bar scene that was too vulgar for even the R-rated Deadpool. That bar scene was particularly mean and offensive to a lot of people because T.J. [Miller] and Ryan [Reynolds] 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.’.”
“We did kind of go back and forth and it just got more and more hateful. 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.’ So it’s like, we’re missing some of those things.”
Of course, there’s a moment in the trailers where T.J. Miller is telling Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson what he looks like, with references to a male’s reproductive organs and avocados. From the description that Tim Miller gives, it sounds like this scene could have been much longer and some of the things that were said ended up being just too over the top.
There’s a part of us that wants to know everything that was cut out but, for the sake of everyone staying happy, it’s probably best that it remains buried towards the bottom of Deadpool deleted scene folklore. Regardless of the deleted content, Deadpool looks like it’ll be one hell of a fun ride when it arrives in cinemas on February 12.