Nowadays, it’s pretty commonplace to have shots from a trailer not end up in a movie. Given that big blockbusters are made up of about 337 different moving parts, and that they have footage for days, it makes sense that what works for a trailer may not work quite as well for a movie, for one reason or another. Or perhaps the directors changed their mind on which one to use at some point in the process.
However, in this particular case, it sounds like it’s just a matter of the filmmakers trying to get as much mileage as they can out of the footage they shot. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Deadpool 2 — a trailer with countless jokes spread throughout. As it turns out, some of the stuff that we saw won’t even end up in the film, as director David Leitch revealed.
“It’s funny, there’s so many. There’s so many that are on the cutting room floor, because you do all this improvisation, and you might have three or four versions of one of these moments. You’re like, ‘Oh my God,’ but you can only pick one to tell the story.
I think it’ll be a good thing for the Blu-ray extras, to see all the alts that we had and couldn’t put in the movie. Some of them actually snuck into the trailers as Easter eggs. How about I leave it at that?”
Except he doesn’t quite leave it at that. Speaking with Fandango, Leitch discussed how this aspect can really add to the fun of the movie for hardcore fans.
“There might be one punchline that we had three versions for and we loved them all, and only one can live in the movie, so we might have snuck a couple in sort of additional materials that people can discover. Like, ‘Oh my God, he used to say this, but now he says this.’ They’re not plot-changing, they’re just really punchlines to the jokes, or pop culture references that Ryan is a genius coming up with.”
Personally, I really like this. Like many, when I’m watching a movie, I inadvertently have a checklist in my head of moments I saw in the trailer that I’m expecting to see in the movie, and when it hits in the movie, it’s rarely as good or funny as it was in the trailer. With this, it will help make the whole thing new and fresh without altering any of the film.
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