If you are one of those who has not seen the film, still you might have heard about the movie’s post-credits scene already. After the film’s premiere in New York City, the Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada made a daring statement, saying that the post-credit scene of Deadpool 2 was the best in the history of movies, and now that the fans are seeing it, a lot of them agree with him. In a recent interview, the Deadpool 2 writers provided some insight on the scene, since it wasn’t a part of the original script, and it wasn’t there even in the initial screenings.
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The original Deadpool movie showed the Merc With the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) emerging out of a bathroom, wearing a robe, just like the legendary Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Post-credits sequence, and the Merc teased about the sequel, saying that Cable (Josh Brolin) will feature in it. Although there are several “meta” hints like this in the sequel, the post-credits scenes had a vastly different pattern. Towards the ending of the film, it was found that Cable had a device that he used to travel back in time, but, there was only one more time that it could be used, to return to the future from where he came. Rather, Cable used it to protect Deadpool, saying that he has decided to hang around and ensure that the world doesn’t mess up again.
The post-credit scene had Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildenbrand) and her new lover Yukio (ShioliKutsuna) repairing the time travel gadget and handing it over to Deadpool who sprints away with it. Although fans thought that could be it, since the credits start rolling again, it wasn’t over yet. Deadpool used the time travel machine to save his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and then went back to save Peter (Rob Delaney) from getting killed. He then went back to the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine and killed the sewed mouth version of Deadpool before the last scene, where he murders Ryan Reynolds after reading the script for Green Lantern, assuming it will make him a star. Reese was asked whether this scene was a part of the script, he replied it wasn’t, in fact, it wasn’t even there until reshoots that took place after the initial test screenings. This is what Rhett Reese said while disclosing the other discarded post-credit scenes.
“We shoot it in additional photography because we generally like to look at the whole movie and see how it plays out before we decide what we want to do at the end. We had another idea that was in there for a while, which was, he was going to do some more X-Force interviews. He was going to open it up, and we had this bit where Chris Evans walked in, and then, of course, he treats him as Johnny Storm instead of Captain America, which we thought was really funny. Long story short, when it came down to it, someone had the idea for the time machine, and we just thought, ‘Oh, that’s just too classic.’ How meta can it be when Ryan Reynolds is going back in time to stop previous Ryan Reynolds from taking the Green Lantern movie? When Ryan had that idea of the Green Lantern bit, because he’s so willing to make fun of himself, we just lost it. We thought, that’s the funniest idea ever, and what a great idea to end the movie. Originally it ended with Deadpool killing baby Hitler. At the very, very end of the credits, we had him going and killing an infant version of Hitler. Then we decided that was a little too harsh- not killing Hitler, but killing a baby.”
Reese also said that in the initial screenings, in the absence of the post-credits scene, they didn’t save Vanessa, and audiences didn’t mind that. Wernick said that they felt audiences were not “cheated” because her death “travels” across the entire movie. Reese also said that Morena Baccarin was delighted to know about her revival in the post-credit scene, saying that she might be used in the future films as Copycat, that her character eventually became in the comic books.