Deadpool opens in theaters in just a few days and we know it has a post-credits scene. More importantly, we know it’s good. A few of our staff have already seen it and the early reviews are 100% positive so far.
We also know the press junket took place this weekend in San Francisco as star Ryan Reynolds and Twentieth Century Fox use the Super Bowl as the final stop for Deadpool’s pre-release marketing campaign (watch the new Deadpool commercial here!). What we didn’t know is that there’s a second, top-secret post-credits scene that was held back from the press…
It’s a wonderful bonus for fans already planning to see the film that there’s still something in it they can experience first with everyone else, something that hasn’t at all been spoiled yet. We only found out about it this weekend thanks to Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and Deadpool movie co-writer Rhett Reese:
And there is another you did not see! There’s TWO! https://t.co/gJugs97DIi— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) February 7, 2016
No one who's seen Deadpool so far has seen *all* of Deadpool. There's a second coda that won't arrive 'til the movie screens in theaters...— Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) February 7, 2016
Interestingly, we had heard there might be a second additional button at the end of Deadpool that was held back from the very early surprise fan screenings in New York and Los Angeles two weeks ago. The LA screening actually showed the current, just-for-laughs post-credits scene then, the same one that played a few days ago at the standard press screenings, but there’s more. The writers went on record months ago teasing an ambitious plan to do something more meaningful as a tag at the end of the movie, something that was ambitious. Given that one of those same writers is tweeting about it now alongside the other writer, Paul Wernick:
WERNICK: There is a post credit thing that if hopefully comes together, It’s gonna be phenomenal.
REESE: We’re planning it. It’s one of those ones that’s gonna require some doing, so it may not come together, and if so, I don’t know, we’ll either do a plan be or none at all. I think we should have one, I mean, we really feel like we should have one.
From our talks with the pair early last year from the Vancouver set of Deadpool, they were definitely planning out a sequel with the idea of doing that first before putting the character in any team movies, like X-Force. If this other Deadpool post-credits scene Friday is to setup Deadpool 2, we can only hope it’s something to do with Cable.
Deadpool opens in theaters February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and an unannounced X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
The film is directed by Tim Miller, from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Ryan Reynolds stars, along with Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Yorick Van Wageningen, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand. Producers include Simon Kinberg, Reynolds and Lauren Shuler Donner.