There’s no doubt about it: Deadpool is one of the biggest films of the year. Few people saw this coming. The R-rated superhero pic had an audience to be sure, but I don’t think even 20th Century Fox expected a worldwide box office of $761.1 million. And yet, something about the film spoke to audiences worldwide, as Ryan Reynolds’ foul-mouthed superhero is a bona fide box office success, with Deadpool 2 development already under way.
But before we get to that, Fox has the Blu-ray release of Deadpool coming up on May 10th, at which point you can bask in the R-rated antics as often as you like. Collider’s own Steve Weintraub recently sat down with Deadpool director Tim Miller for an exclusive interview, and during the course of their conversation Miller teased what kind of deleted scenes and extras fans can expect to find on the Blu-ray—and which ones won’t be included.
In the interview, Miller details a pretty big sequence that took place between Wade’s cancer diagnosis and him signing up for the experimental treatment, and also talks in general about why he thinks the film connected with so many people. As for what’s not on the Blu-ray, Miller says they literally have half an hour’s worth of footage of Ryan Reynolds, um, partaking in a bit of self-pleasure as part of what Miller refers to as the “missing Vanessa” montage.
Check out a time index of the interview below, and watch the conversation in the video above.
- :13 – What deleted scenes are on the Blu-ray? Details a big sequence called the “Cancer World Tour.”
- 1:28 – Describes a more violent version of the first Deadpool vs. Ajax fight. Talks about why he made the decision to cut it.
- 3:00 – Why did the film succeed with so many different kinds of people? Talks about what he thinks makes superhero movies work best.
- 3:45 – Talks about deleted scenes not included on the Blu-ray.
- 4:44 – The gag reel.
- 5:08 – Talks about a montage sequence of Deadpool missing Vanessa, with footage of Ryan Reynolds going on a Merc killing spree and “at least 30 minutes of footage of him jerking off.”