The big screen adaptation of the Marvel Comics title Deadpool was already pretty raunchy when the R-rated action comedy hit theaters early in 2016, but it turns out there was plenty more filthiness from Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth that we didn’t get to see.
Deadpool was a highly improvised movie that allowed Ryan Reynolds to ad lib a bunch of his lines, and the result is endless alternate takes and jokes, many of which didn’t end up in the final movie for one reason or another. Thankfully, a Deadpool blooper reel gives us plenty of those alternate takes along with some of the flubs that were made on set during production.
Basically, it was fucking brilliant. It was funny, action packed, dramatic and funny again. The bloopers, which featured on the Blu-Ray release of the film, have made their way onto the internet and they’re nearly as good as the film.
Aside from the alternate takes from Ryan Reynolds, where he makes even more obscure pop culture references than the ones that actually made the final cut of the movie, it’s T.J. Miller‘s various reactions to Wade Wilson’s horribly scarred face that take the cake. Being able to come up with so many ways to describe Wade Wilson’s burnt, scrotum of a face is something that can’t be taught, and that’s why Miller is one of the best comedic talents working today. And let’s not forget all the ways that he insults Gina Carano and Ed Skrein when they come to Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Girls.
Outside of the laughs that come from this blooper reel, there were some interesting things to note about the film’s production, specifically with regards to the green screen. For example, I never would have guessed that both the exterior and interior of the X-Men mansion was added with visual effects in post-production.
Anyway, let’s hope that this kind of wit returns for the developing sequel that will hit theaters next summer. The irreverent humor is a big part of what made Deadpoool stand out from the rest of the superhero fare hitting theaters, so hopefully it won’t take a backseat to blockbuster action. Here is a look at the hilarious Trailer of Deadpool 2.