Last week I made a spoiler post detailing what the post-credits scenes in Deadpool 2 were, including one that was so offensive it was cut out of the movie. It was pretty hilarious, if dark, but test screening audiences thought it went a bit too far. Personally, I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too far” when it comes to Deadpool, but alas they cut out the hilarious stinger.
In an interview with Uproxx, the Deadpool 2 writers explained why that scene was cut:
Not revealing what you did use, but it is going over very well…
Reese: Well that’s why we took out the killing of baby Hitler.
Reese: Deadpool goes back and kills baby Hitler at the very end. That’s what was supposed to happen.
Wernick: And not just supposed to happen, we shot it.
Reese: We shot it and we put it in front of an audience. He’s got the crib and he’s standing in the German nursery and he’s leaning over the crib to do it and there was kind of this, “ohhhhh.” And we thought we don’t want to leave the crowd on an “ohhhhh.” So it ended up coming out.
A couple years ago SNL cut a sketch at dress where time travelers keep coming back to kill baby Hitler and Hitler’s mom keeps wondering why that keeps happening.
Reese: Oh that’s really funny. Our last moment was Deadpool saying “Maximum effort!” as he goes in to throttle the baby. It does make you squeamish.
Wernick: There’s even a draft of that scene where we back it up even more where he’s standing over baby Hitler and says, “God, that is a toughie.” He finds a Sharpie and draws a mustache on the baby – a little baby mustache – and says “Maximum effort!”
Reese: Now he looks just enough like him that he can get up the courage to do it.
They also explained in the interview that they had thought about doing a scene with Chris Evans as the Human Torch, but that one never made it far enough as filming. Maybe we’ll get to see the baby Hitler one on the Blu-Ray later this year.