‘Deadpool’: Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller Wrote a Scene So ‘Vulgar’ It Got Cut
Adult entertainment can sometimes go a little too far past the R-rating. Ryan Reynolds experienced this when improvising a bar scene for Deadpool. The scene was written to be so vulgar and insulting that it didn’t even make filming.
Deadpool still carries the metal for a very hard R-rated movie, not at all suitable for young people, but very entertaining for those mature enough.
‘Deadpool’ bar scene writing
The release of Deadpool in 2016 proved that there are still movies that should be shielded from the younger generations. Even though the movie is based on a superhero, it’s too profane for young children to idolize.
Ryan Reynolds, in his role as Deadpool, shocked and thrilled audiences with the vulgar and more adult version of a superhero film.
Director Tim Miller was quoted by Looper as saying, “In particular, there was a bar scene that was too vulgar for even the R-rated Deadpool.” He went on to explain the version of the bar scene that Miller and Reynolds wrote went way too far even for the R-rated film.
The two wrote a scene that offended massive amounts of people and became more hateful as the scene progressed. The bar scene was written off as soon as possible and the scenes toned down a small amount. It was so vulgar, in fact, that specific details of the scene have been kept under wraps.
It is a very different MCU film
The Deadpool film takes complete advantage of every possible situation that the R-rating allows it to and works for the audience’s attention without being too over the top. Collider noted that the movie consisted of a massive amount of cursing, random violence, and “enough bloodshed to make Quentin Tarantino blush.”
Miller recently admitted at a fan event that some things could have been toned down a bit more. Even though the movie is relying on its own crudeness to attract the masses, Miller thought that some things were still too crude for the film. Many other scenes besides the bar scene were cut because of the over-the-top violence they portrayed.
Even as he took full advantage of the cover of the R-rating, Miller managed to keep the film just this side of tasteless and over the top nasty. Just because there is an opportunity to do so, does not mean the film should go beyond the high point, even if it was manufactured to be the only Marvel film not suited for all ages.
Will there be more ‘Deadpool’?
The first two movies garnered success as Fox delivered a mouthy superhero that adults idolize. With both films hitting over the $780 million marks (Deadpool $783 million and Deadpool 2 $785 million), will there be a Deadpool 3 to come?
Since Disney acquired Fox recently, there is an opportunity for Deadpool to become part of the Avengers franchise. This could mean new relationships and adventures with the existing Avengers as well as the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Reynolds is still the fan favorite to continue the Deadpool character, no matter if Disney pulls out some violence.
Being rated R, some fans are afraid Disney’s involvement will mean the possible reduction of violence and cursing to make the next film more family-friendly. Most fans do not agree with this move.
There has been confirmation from the studio that Deadpool 3 is in the writing phase, and it will be an R-rated film. This will make it the first MCU film in 13 years not to have a PG-13 rating. Deadpool 3 isn’t filming yet, so watch for the release of more information as production moves forward.