The 2016 Rated-R hit, Deadpool was a refreshing take on the superhero genre following the surge of PG-13 by-the-numbers, albeit entertaining superhero blockbusters. The film earned critical acclaim along with capturing audiences with its over the top violence and bold humour.
It’s no surprise that a sequel would be green-lit and two years later, Deadpool 2 will reach theatres soon. The trailer consisted of some great set pieces and humour along with a joke that alluded to Thanos from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Ryan Reynolds who plays the titular character reveals that a joke was cut from the film, a joke that surrounded Disney Studios.
In an interview EW, Reynolds discussed a joke about Disney that Fox made him remove from the film:
“I’m probably not even allowed to say this — Fox made me take it out. It had more to do with Disney, and they made me take it out.”
This is not such a big surprise however due to the Fox-Disney deal to acquire the rights of X-Men characters in the MCU including Deadpool. Not much is known how this would affect the character of Deadpool in the future but it seems like Disney does have an influence.
The film’s satirical take on popular culture is one of the prime reasons Deadpool worked so well. It did not pull back on its punches on both the superhero genre and the studio that runs them. However, this may not bode well for fans as having a “filtered” Deadpool would lose the character of his best traits: his Don’t-Give-A-F**k attitude.
But, it’s still early to say and Reynolds himself thinks it was a wise decision. Maybe the joke was in poor taste or maybe the joke was just too risky but let’s just hope Deadpool 2 delivers all we love from the Merc with the mouth.
Source: Entertainment Weekly