The Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds revealed some fascinating new details about how difficult it was to film that massive mid-credits sequence of the latest Deadpoolblockbuster.
Reynolds had appeared on the Empire Film Podcast where he shared a lot of things including the fact that they had to undertake a proper mission to get hold of the required X-Men Origins: Wolverine footage to retcon in the funny Deadpool version of the X-Men films timeline. According to Reynolds:
“We had a dick of a time trying to get the actual raw footage from ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ The movie was shot on film, it wasn’t shot on digital, so it was harder to get. And even though we were sitting there on the Fox lot, the exact piece of the movie we need had been damaged, on whatever the transfer was. So we had to go to some backup which was in some, vault somewhere in the middle of the country of the united states, and we ended up finally at the last second inputting it into the movie.”
Despite it being absolute entertainment for the fans, Reynolds said that for him, doing that mid-credits scene was quite an exhausting effort, and it also almost became a major embarrassment:
“For me, I was literally losing sleep over it, though. I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, how are we going to do this? Am I going to have to call Hugh and ask him to shoot this chunk that looks exactly like a movie he’s already done? I can’t think of a worse hell for a human being to do then go, ‘Hey why don’t you take the scene from a movie you did ten years ago and recreate it exactly?’ So no, we ended up getting the little piece of footage.”
Frankly, Hugh Jackman has been really nice towards the way the Deadpool franchise is obsessed about him and the Wolverine, but, even he would have found it tough to redo the traumatic X-Men Origins: Wolverine part, especially if he was told that he would be the one undertaking the endeavor of recreating the scene.
Reynolds said that his part of the scene was already in place:
“Ironically my side was fine. His side, the one shot we needed of him going “Wade?” as he’s looking at the bizarro Baraka-pool thing, we just didn’t have. Yeah.”
No doubt, it would have been hilarious to see an older Jackman putting on a terrible wig and redoing the Wolverine scene of almost a decade ago. However, to see Deadpool jump into that film was a memorable experience for the fans.
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters. X-Men franchise continues with X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is scheduled to release on February 14, 2019, and will be followed by The New Mutants on August 2, 2019.