“Deadpool” is promising mega violence, nudity, swear words, and all the qualities that a certain segment of fandom believes will make your average comic book movie even better. But even in an R-rated movie, there’s always a line that can’t be crossed, and director Tim Miller reveals there were moments he had to prevent Ryan Reynolds and co. from pushing the envelope past the border of good taste.
“That bar scene was particularly mean and offensive to a lot of people, because T.J. [Miller] and Ryan got together and wrote a version of the scene that we just said, ‘Oh my God, this is [going] too far.’ There were so many people offended by that… we couldn’t do it. It was just mean, and so I said, ‘No. We don’t have to do that,'” the director told Collider.
“We did kind of go back and forth and it just got more and more hateful…Ryan’s a very, very good improvisor, and he’s very funny and one of the sweetest guys,” he added. “It was very… heavy duty. There were some riffs, like ‘you look like a trucker took a shit on your shoulders and then shaped ears onto it.’ So we’re missing some of those things.”
“Well, this movie take space chronologically before those other films, so it’s more like those films have to acknowledge this than we [have to] acknowledge ‘Gambit,’ ‘Deadpool,’ or ‘Fantastic Four‘ or anything else that exists within the sort of Fox/Marvel universe. But I work on all of those films in one capacity or another, either as a producer on all of them and as a writer on ‘Fantastic Four’ and this movie, so I’m certainly aware of all the different stories we’re telling at the same time, and they all are part of a larger fabric now. So the world of ‘Deadpool’ and the world of ‘Gambit’ exists in a post-‘Days of Future Past,’ post-‘Apocalypse‘ world, where all of these stories are the same as our shared history,” he told JoBlo. “The same way that each of us knows about Nixon and knows about Reagan and knows about 9/11, our fictitious events like the stadium dropping on the White House in 1973 is part of the world in which ‘Gambit,’ ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Wolverine‘ on forward exists.”
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