Reshoots for Deadpool 2 were reportedly to add extra footage of Cable and Domino.
There were rumours swirling over the weekend that Deadpool 2 was received rather poorly during its test screenings, however, Collider’s Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub, who quashed the rumours on twitter, has released a video where he goes into further detail regarding his knowledge of the test screenings.
Weintraub said neither screening for the film scored lower than 90 and audiences really just wanted to see more of Cable and Domino.
“Both crowds at these screenings said they loved Josh Brolin as Cable, they loved Domino,” Weintraub said, “but they would like to see more of both characters in the movie. […] So when everyone in the audience gives notes and says, ‘We want more Domino, we want more Cable,’ the smart play for the studio, especially in the competitive summer, is, ‘OK, well, how can we do that, how can we add these characters?’”
Fox acquiesced with demands for more Cable and Domino by scheduling some February reshoots to film more scenes for these characters.
“That’s the main thing about the additional photography,” Weintraub continued. “There was no train wreck, there was no, you know, ‘Fans hate this movie.’ It was, ‘How can we make a really good movie even better?’” Weintraub also added that an additional test screening, which was held last week, resulted in Deadpool 2 receiving another audience score in the nineties.
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.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider), Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 18th 2018.