by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
So Deadpool is a huge success, having a record-breaking $130M+ opening weekend. I saw it a week before it came out and then saw it again this past weekend with the girlfriend for Valentine’s Day and I can only say it gets better with subsequent viewings (I’ve been talked into going a third time in the next few weeks).
But even before this film hit multiplexes we’d heard rumblings of an “Unrated Cut” coming soon. T.J. Miller, one of the stars of the film, said that we’d be getting another version that would be even more violent and crazy. But that seems to have been shot down.
In a Q&A with Collider, director Tim Miller shot that idea down, saying that he is more than happy with the current version blowing up the box office:
I don’t want to be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]. There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it.
But that doesn’t mean we won’t see some alternate takes or cut footage when the film hits home media sometime in the near future:
There’s some stuff on the DVD extras, I had a little more workshop fight in there that I liked — that’s the beat that we were talking about. [Producer Simon Kinberg‘s] like, “Tim it’s violent enough, please” and I’m like, “Oh no but man when he stomps on his face it’s awesome,” and Simon’s like, “No we’ve got enough.”
I just can’t wait to see the alternate takes on what Weasel thinks Wade’s face looks like when he first shows up in the bar. I can only imagine the ad-libbing that went on between T.J. Miller and Ryan Reynolds.
For now, Deadpool is currently in theaters.