Brianna Hildebrand, who plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool 2, has commented on the purported poor test screening and reshoots.
There was a lot of talk online regarding some apparently poorly received test screenings for Deadpool 2 and the subsequent reshoots that were scheduled. While this initially worried a lot of fans, it was later revealed that the test screenings actually went well and the reshoots were pretty standard practice.
Hildebrand has now clarified events herself while speaking to ScreenGeek about why the reshoots occurred: “No, it was nothing that had gone wrong. I think it’s a common misconception too – that people think that reshoots are to fix things that people didn’t like. A lot of the time, reshoots are to add more of the things that people loved. [Filmmakers] watch their films again and are like ‘better fix that.’ I don’t know how much I can say about that.
“Usually films hate it when you talk about their reshoots – solely because people think that it’s because the film was bad for the test audience – but it was all good,” Hildebrand said.
This is certainly in line with what Collider reported on the issue, and that the reshoots were scheduled to add more of Domino and Cable into the film after both proved popular with audiences.
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.