Rumors began swirling last week that a test screening for the upcoming Deadpool 2 had tested very poorly with audiences. The film was said to have lacked plot and much of the first 30 minutes consisted of mainly jokes. That sent the internet into a frenzy about the possibility of Wade Wilson’s second outing not living up to expectations.
Those rumors have since been refuted by a few different people, including Collider EIC Steve Weintraub who painted a very different picture. During a video posted to Collider’s Youtube channel, Weintraub explained what he had heard regarding the Deadpool 2 test screening and reshoots:
“Both crowds in these screenings said they love Josh Brolin as Cable, they love Domino, but that they would like to see more of both characters in the movie. This is obviously not talking about other things that we’re not allowed to talk about… The two main things were Cable, Domino, everyone loved both characters, they wanted to see more. So when everyone in an audience gives notes and says ‘we want more Domino, we want more Cable,’ the smart play for the studio is, especially in the competitive summer is, ‘okay, how can we do that? how can we add these characters?’ So what happened was in February or whenever it was, they did additional photography, where, guess what, they added Cable, or more Cable and they added more Domino. And so that’s the main thing about the additional photography. There was no trainwreck.”
The reshoots were first reported when Cable actor Josh Brolin announced he was returning to do some filming for the movie last month. With the current state of Hollywood, many see the term “reshoots” as a death sentence when in reality it’s been a part of filmmaking for decades, meaning all this doomsday prepping is really much to do about nothing.
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Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18, 2018
You can check out Collider’s full video down below: