For all the Deadpool fans looking for a little more of the Merc with a Mouth, you’ll be happy to know there will be an extended edition of Deadpool 2 on home video, with the filmmakers already at work putting it together.
“There’s an extended cut. And I think that they may want to spin that out as a special thing,” director David Leitch confirmed in an interview with Cinema Blend. “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.”
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Clocking in just under two hours, the Deadpool sequel runs shorter than most big-budget superhero films, with Leitch estimating twelve minutes were edited out of his initial “director’s cut.”
“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,’” Leitch explained about his rough cut of the film before elaborating that the extended version contains a montage of Deadpool attempting suicide, some extra material with Domino and alternate takes of existing scenes with different dialogue.
“The suicide scene is in there, and there’s a scene in the mansion in the kitchen over breakfast,” he added. “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.”
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While there are no details currently for when the extended edition of Deadpool 2 will be available, more information should arrive when 20th Century Fox prepares the film for home video release.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison as Russell, and Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy. The film is in theaters now.