Deadpool 2 is out in full force this weekend, which means more mouthy Wade Wilson comments, fourth wall demolition, and parodying every possible thing under the sun. It’s the type of movie people see and say “I bet that was fun to write.” Having free reign to poke fun at its creator, lead actor, and the studio fronting the clams to make it happen allows the jokes to be funnier, as self-deprecating jokes are wont to do.
In a recent interview, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed two ideas they came up with, one a longshot and the other a near inclusion. The first involved Chris Evans reprising his first superhero role as Johnny Storm during the X-Force interview sequence. Keep in mind Fox owns the rights to Fantastic Four, so Evans turning back the clock to the egotistical Storm after solidifying his Cap role would’ve been a funny sight indeed.
The other bit involves Deadpool traveling back in time to stop Hitler while he was still a baby. That’s right, Deadpool was going to take out the dictator while he was still in diapers. This scene was actually filmed and tested in front of audiences before being scrapped, so whether or not it lands in the deleted scenes is yet to be determined. Wernick provides a little more detail because even Deadpool has his limits:
“There’s even a draft of that scene where we back it up even more where he’s standing over baby Hitler and says, ‘God, that is a toughie.’ He finds a Sharpie and draws a mustache on the baby – a little baby mustache – and says ‘Maximum effort!'”
Check out the Flixist review of Deadpool 2, in theaters now.