As audiences flock to movie theaters to revel in the glorious insanity of Deadpool 2, expect certain scenes to dominate the post-viewing conversation. None more so than the kinetic truck sequence that is a focal point of the film.
It's a scene that seeks to serve multiple purposes. First, it's a key plot point. Second, it's the basis for the introduction of Deadpool's freshly-assembed team, X-Force. Kind of a big deal for millions of fans who have dreamed of seeing these characters join the comic book movie movement. Combine that with the fact that a surprise villain appears here, and you know there was lots riding on it.
Because the scene was shot on actual city streets in Vancouver, as opposed to green-screen, the logistical details were a production nightmare. Director David Leitch remembers them well. "Just the logistics of locking down the streets we needed was [done] three months in advance," Leitch said. "They saw the swath of real estate we needed and they were just, 'this guy's crazy!'"
For Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the film, it was a bit nerve-wracking. "I remember very much doing the first action sequence and being really nervous," admitted the actress. "Hoping they had hired the right person for this and that I could pull this off."
No worries there. She nailed it and gave Domino and her unique probability-altering power set (essentially, she has great luck, and her enemies do not) a proper introduction that instantly made her a fan favorite. Let's not forget about Cable. He's also a key part in this. When SYFYWIRE talked to the cast in New York City, Brolin's main memory of shooting this sequence had to do with cardio.
Watch the interview clip below to hear what he and the rest of Team Deadpool had to say about the truck scene. Then hit the comments and let us know what you thought of it!