With Deadpool 2 making its way into theaters, audiences get the chance to see the iconic Merc with the Mouth in another action-packed, comedic adventure. That said, although the final product is now available to the public, there is still a large amount of material left on the cutting room floor. It turns out that one of the deleted scenes is a post-credits scene with Chris Evans reprising his role as Johnny Storm/Human Torch from the 2000s Fantastic Four films.
In an interview with UPROXX, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discuss several scenes that were cut for the final version of the movie. Reese reveals that the concept for the credits scene was strong enough that he and Wernick scrapped the Evans post-credits scene in favor of what will be in the film proper:
Were there any post-credit scenes that didn’t make it in?
Wernick: There were different codas kicked around. There were more X-Force interviews that were talked about. One was Chris Evans as Human Torch.
Oh, why didn’t that happen? That would have been great.
Wernick: I know…
Did Chris Evans say no?
Reese: No, no, we never got that far. Someone had the idea we actually did and we thought that was better. But we definitely had a lot more X-Force interviews with bizarre, random people coming in to interview.
Since the first Deadpool movie poked fun at Ryan Reynolds’s previous superhero roles, including his turn as the Green Lantern, it is likely that the Evans post-credits scene would have a similar self-deprecating tone. However, fans will now only have this iteration of the Human Torch in the Deadpool universe as an interesting idea rather than a reality.
What do you think about a post-credits scene with Chris Evans as Human Torch being left on the cutting room floor? Be sure to tweet your thoughts at @superbromovies and stay tuned for more Deadpool 2 news.
– Mark Tan
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters.
Deadpool 2 – After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Josh Brolin.