2018. The year superhero films once again ruled the box office. After garnering critical acclaim as well as making a massive splash at the box office, Deadpool 2 has been the talk of the town and now, the director of the film has come out to announce something rather exciting.
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, director David Leitch announced that the film will have an extended edition and is currently in development with the collaboration of the film’s star Ryan Reynolds. Leitch explained that the extended cut does exist, and he expects Fox will want to release it but not before Reynolds, along with screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick work together to release it:
“There’s an extended cut. And I think that they may want to spin that out as a special thing, but right now I’m sort of… we’re taking our time, and it’s going back to the ‘director cut,’ and then sort of collaborating with Ryan [Reynolds], Rhett [Reese], and Paul [Wernick], and making sure we’re all getting all the jokes we want – to have it be fun and our sort of fun collaboration.”
The “Director’s Cut” that David Leitch is referencing to in the above quote is an early version of the film that the filmmaker put together shortly after production to show Ryan Reynolds and the other producers how the footage was cutting together. Surprisingly, the assembly cut of the feature clocked in at only two hours and 12 minutes long — the length you can expect for the Deadpool 2 Extended Cut — which actually came as a total surprise to the film’s star:
“It was funny, because we shot… it was like an 83 day shoot, and it was a lot of material. But I kept telling the studio, and I kept telling Ryan, I’m like, ‘No, the director’s cut going to come in at like 2:12.’ And he’s like, ‘No way!’ And I’m like, ‘It is! It’s going to come in at 2:12. I want to make it tight. I want you guys to get a really tight first look at the film. I don’t think it needs to be bloated and I’m not that type of filmmaker.'”
Leitch then went on to tease a little of what fans should expect from the extended cut of the film:
“The suicide scene is in there, and there’s a scene in the mansion in the kitchen over breakfast. There’s some extra Domino stuff. There’s a lot of fun little bits, and then a lot of alts! We’re looking for every place we can put an alt.”
As if there wasn’t enough to be excited about, fans will not have to wait months to see more Deadpool as the home edition of the film will feature 12 more minutes of the character! That should hold everyone over until X-Force right?
Deadpool 2 is in theatres everywhere now.