Ryan Reynolds Reveals Characters Who Were Almost In ‘Deadpool’ And Discusses R-Rated ‘X-Force’

By: 02.17.16
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Now we know Deadpool is a huge success, the best-opening R-rated movie on a budget of only $58 million, with a sequel already greenlit and a likelihood it’ll inspire other movies (like X-Force) to go R-rated, for better or worse. But it almost didn’t happen. Back when director Tim Miller was trying to get the movie made, Fox chairman Tom Rothman (who now works for Sony) told him, “Love your passion, but I just don’t care for the script. Don’t get it.”

But they were able to tweak the script in order to cut the budget enough to squeak through, to an end result that outpaced all analysts’ expectations. Now Ryan Reynolds is talking about what they had to cut from the script — fellow mercenary Taskmaster, as well as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine — to make that happen. The audio is below, but because Empire called this podcast the “Deadpool Spoiler Special with Ryan Reynolds,” it should be obvious there are spoilers in it.

“Taskmaster was in the script originally, too expensive. We had versions where we wanted Hugh Jackman in there, we wanted all kinds of cameos from different people, but it just becomes a big mess for the studio.” (transcribed by The Playlist)

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