The "Super Duper Cut" version of Fox's Deadpool 2 was screened for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, and as you'd expect, it ramped up the yuks and raunch. Both Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch showed up to introduce the movie, thank the fans, and crack a few jokes, one of which involved what Reynolds referred to as "the impending Disney takeover."
"When you're making a movie like this," said Leitch, "there are so many funny things that you can't put in. They'd come to set, [screenwriters] Rhett [Reese], Paul [Wernick], Ryan would have joke after joke after joke after joke... we could probably cut together this movie with [jokes] in almost every spot. So we did our best to give you as much new material as possible."
WARNING! The following contains spoilers for the extended version of the film.
Held at the Horton Grand Theater, the screening of Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut included 15 extra minutes of footage that were not featured in the movie's theatrical release. One example comes after the death of Wade's girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Seeing no reason to go on living without her, our protagonist engages in what can only be described as a suicide montage.
He heads to the zoo and has a cute little exchange with a little girl who asks if he's a superhero. Wade says yes, stating that his hero name is "Captain Delicious Pants." Getting a running start, he plunges straight into a polar bear enclosure and we see a splatter of blood hit the terrified little girl's face. His second attempt at offing himself involves chucking an entire bottle of drain cleaner and hurling himself from the top of a building (for good measure). When neither of these works, Wade decides to blow himself up in his and Vanessa's apartment.
Another standout moment not seen in the theatrical version comes during the end credits after Deadpool goes back in time to save Vanessa, kill the version of himself from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (including an extended monologue directed at Hugh Jackman that hints at the return of his character), and kill Ryan Reynolds before he can make Green Lantern.
In the fourth post-credits scene, Wade walks into a hospital ward and up to a crib, where he begins psyching himself up, using Clark Griswold's "This is crazy" shtick from National Lampoon's Vacation. You probably know where this is going, but the camera suddenly focuses on the nametag on the crib, which reveals Wade is in late 19th-century Austria to kill a baby Adolf Hitler. He quips that he'll probably go to hell for such an action, but takes solace in the fact that at least Hitler will be there to keep him company. As his hands reach forward to smother the child, they cover the frame, turning it black, allowing the remaining credits to roll.
At the end of the special screening, attendees were treated to free T-shirts, the design modeled after the X-Men "Trainee" shirt that Wade wears near the start of the film.
"Thank you guys for everything," Reynolds told the audience at the start of the event. "Honestly, it all started at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with us sitting in front of you guys showing you footage."
Deadpool 2 arrives on home video Aug. 21, with Blu-Ray copies featuring the "Super Duper Cut.” If you can't wait, the sequel hits digital platforms Aug. 7.
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