Two years ago, the first Deadpool movie surprised everyone by becoming an R-rated blockbuster that was more shocking and hilarious than the Marvel comic that spawned it. The humor was so wild that it was almost as if “the inmates were running the asylum.” Now it’s time to meet two of those inmates: screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reese and Wernick wrote the original movie, and they came back for Deadpool 2.
As you can see in this video, SYFY WIRE’s Mike Avila recently caught up with Reese and Wernick to talk about their ongoing collaboration with Ryan Reynolds. Both men praised Reynolds for his uniquely comic voice and his willingness to follow the humor wherever it goes. According to the duo, there were no rules imposed upon them by the studio. They simply had to keep trying to make the script as funny as possible.
Director David Leitch was also a part of the creative process for the Deadpool 2 script alongside Reese, Wernick, and Reynolds. According to Reese and Wernick, their drive to make the movie even more hilarious than the first one meant that they were writing new material all the way up to two or three weeks before the release date.
However, there was at least one joke that Reese and Wernick couldn’t get into the film: a joke about Disney. While the duo wouldn’t share the specific gag that might have offended their potential new overlords at the House of Mouse, they did joke that it would have derailed the pending Fox and Disney merger.
Deadpool 2 is out in theaters now!