San Diego Comic-Con is going to get a special dose of Deadpool 2, including the premiere of an extended cut. Fox was originally scheduled to have three Marvel movies hit theaters this year, but reshoots have bumped back Dark Phoenix and New Mutants. As a result, Deadpool 2's launch in May marked the only mutant-related content fans will get on the big screen in 2018. Thankfully, Deadpool 2 delivered in almost every area for the majority of audiences, propelling it to be one of the biggest R-rated movies of all-time.
The excitement around the franchise shouldn't die down in the future, even if Disney takes control of Fox. They still want to make Deadpool films, and X-Force is going to be in production by the time the deal could possibly close. While fans may have to a wait till 2019 or 2020 to see the Merc again, some bonus material is coming shortly.
Comic-Con confirmed the full list of panels for Saturday July 21 today and it included a few Deadpool surprises. There will be a Deadpool 2 panel in Hall H from 5:15-6:15 pm PST. That isn't it, though, with Fox now scheduled to end the day with the debut of Deadpool 2: Uncut, described as "a super-duper special screening of Deadpool 2 and maybe some surprises." Fox previously debuted the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past at SDCC in 2014, so there is precedence for these screenings.
This announcement confirms what has previously been rumored, that Deadpool 2 is getting an extended cut. Director David Leitch already confirmed an extended cut was in the works, but how or when it would be released wasn't clear. While this special cut is sure to be made available on Blu-ray, some of Deadpool's biggest fans will now have the opportunity to see it first at Comic-Con. The cut is confirmed to include a suicide montage of Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, but that is just the beginning.
The pairing of a special Deadpool 2 panel and debut of the extended cut could mean there's more announcements that could be made. With X-Force looking to start filming later this year, either of these events could be the perfect place to announce an actual release date for the movie. Depending on what all is added to Deadpool 2: Uncut, they could even announce which members of the X-Force crew will return. Lewis Tan believes Shatterstar is returning, so maybe some other members will come back too. For all we know, Reynolds and whoever else attends these events could announce that Deadpool 3 is happening, too.
There's also the potential for other X-Men-related news to come out of these panels. Even though reshoots are still coming, the debut of the extended cut could be a great place to debut the first trailer for Dark Phoenix. The cast did cameo in Deadpool 2 after all, so maybe Reynolds returned the favor and teases a cameo in their film too. Whatever the case may be, Deadpool 2 is going to have a big role to play on SDCC's biggest day.
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
- Gambit (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020
- New Mutants (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020