Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2 maybe on its way out of theaters, but that doesn't mean the fun is over. This week, San Diego Comic-Con 2018 will include a special treat for attendees in the form of an extended cut of Deadpool 2, featuring alternate jokes and deleted scenes. But if you aren't able to make it out to San Diego for the convention, don't worry; the "Super Duper Cut" will also be available on Digital HD from August 7, and Blu-Ray from August 21.
The trailers for Deadpool 2 included plenty of jokes and lines that didn't end up in the actual movie, with director David Leitch frequently filming several different versions of the same scene so that the movie's humor could be showcased in marketing, without giving away all its best jokes. In particular, one of the best surprises kept secret by the marketing was the disastrous results of X-Force's first mission, which saw Deadpool's freshly-formed super-team almost completely wiped out in a sequence filled with horror and hilarity. There are sure to be more hidden gems on the Super-Duper Cut, so let's break down the scenes that we know to expect, and our guesses as to what else the extended cut will include.
- This Page: Suicide, Soap Dispensers, and More
- Page 2: Yakuza Bathhouse, Baby Hitler, and Domino
The Suicide Montage
Fans who were expecting a light-hearted start to Deadpool 2 got a bit of a shock when the movie began with Wade Wilson attempting to commit suicide by lying down on several barrels of gasoline and blowing himself up. We then saw the events that had led up to this scene, with Deadpool going on an international bad guy-killing tour that eventually drew the ire of criminal Sergei Valishnikov. During an assassination attempt, Valashnikov ended up killing Wade's fiancée, Vanessa, driving Deadpool into a state of grief, guilt and despair that was underscored by a special Celine Dion song. Answering fan questions in a Reddit AMA, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that Leitch shot a "suicide montage" to elaborate on Deadpool's efforts to overcome his super-healing:
"One thing we really wanted to see (and actually shot!) was a Deadpool suicide montage, where DP is trying to kill himself over and over in increasingly violent ways (drinking Drano, jumping into a polar bear enclosure), etc. You should be able to see it on the DVD!"
The Kitchen Scene & The Soap Dispenser Joke
When Deadpool makes his big speech at the Essex House For Mutant Rehabilitation (shortly before shooting an orderly and earning himself a ticket to the Icebox), he echoes Colossus' "four or five moments" speech from the first movie, but puts his own spin on it: "People think you wake up a hero, brush your teeth a hero, ejaculate into a soap dispenser a hero..."
At that last part, Colossus sniffs his fingers in a moment of dreadful realization. But as Reese and Wernick explained to CinemaBlend, the movie's deleted scenes include a scene in the X-Mansion kitchen that set up the soap dispenser joke:
Rhett Reese: We had a scene in the kitchen in the X-Mansion, which is one of our favorites... You see Deadpool say 'ejaculated into a soap dispenser a hero,' and Colossus goes (smells fingers). There's an earlier scene where they're in the kitchen and Colossus is trying to get the soap dispenser to work. And he's like, 'This won't work.' And Deadpool's like, 'Just give it a few extra pumps. I just filled it.'
Paul Wernick: It would have made that joke so much funnier.
Rhett Reese: It would have been better. But it still works. People still get it because they see Colossus [sniff his fingers].
The same kitchen scene also includes an exchange between Deadpool and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, as Deadpool attempts to follow the house rules:
Rhett Reese: The kitchen scene was fun. He's labeling stuff in the refrigerator as he was told to do. And so he's putting Velcro labels on, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead is not buying his go-straight routine. She's like, 'I see through you, you're still full of shit.' It was fun.
Paul Wernick: It was just playing around with this idea that Deadpool is just this little kid. He's just a little kid at heart as we all are.
Speaking to Collider, director David Leitch said, in addition to around 20 minutes of deleted scenes, the Super Duper Cut will also include different takes of scenes, saying, "There's a lot of alts that we want to play with." Quicksilver actor Evan Peters has also said that he and his fellow X-Men stars filmed alternate versions of their very brief cameo (we see them quietly closing a door while Deadpool is complaining about never seeing any other X-Men). Peters said he was surprised that what ended up in the movie was so brief, and that some of the versions of the scene they filmed were "fun" and "dirty" - so it's a fairly safe bet that we'll see another take on that cameo.