Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Deadpool 2.
While Deadpool 2‘s marketing was definitely Deadpool-focused, I think it’s fair to say that a secondary focus was on the creation of X-Force. In the trailer, we saw that great money shot on the helicopter, and most importantly, some shots of Shatterstar and Bedlam kicking ass in scenes that followed. Of course, now we know that those scenes were shot for the very reason of tricking audiences and that the X-Force had very little to do in the movie.
Instead, Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, and Peter all met their end before they can ever see battle. Bedlam crashed into a bus, Shatterstar was chopped up by a helicopter propeller, Zeitgeist was ground up in a wood chipper, the Vanisher was electrocuted, and Peter had his arm melted off by Zeitgeist’s acid vomit (though he was brought back to life at the end). Very clearly, this was not the team-up movie we were looking for.
So what did the upcoming X-Force director, Drew Goddard, have to say about this scene? Did it throw a wrench in any plans he had from X-Force? Speaking with EW, he revealed that he was all for the scene.
“One thing I said to Ryan was, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’ll come up with new ideas; you guys go make your movie, and do your thing. We’ll figure it out.’ That tends to be the way I like to work. It’s much more important to focus on making the movie that you’re making than focusing on the next thing. It’s much more important to just make one good movie and take your time, then let that dictate what the movies are after.”
Goddard also shared his overall impressions while reading the scene.
“To be honest, I think that’s why it excited me so much. I remember reading that scene and just cackling with delight, specifically because it was the very last thing you’d expect to happen in one of these movies. These movies are so careful to set up the next thing and the next thing, and it made me so happy.”
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