The new Deadpool 2 released this morning, and the footage seems to confirm how the reshoots fixed one of the biggest problem with the movie when it tested in front of audiences last month.
I got a lot of crap from Deadpool fans on the internet when I said I heard a disappointing reaction to the movie, and one of the huge problems was how X-Force was originally wasted in the movie.
In that version, all of X-Force died when they jumped out of that airplane. They were thrown away for dumb gag deaths. It’s also basically the same joke they did in MacGruber. The context is that Rusty is on that prison bus and Deadpool assembles X-Force to save him from Cable.
Originally only Deadpool and Domino make it to the bus, but the new trailer shows that at least Bedlam and Shatterstar make it to the ground as well, when they originally were killed off by botched landings.
Even with the original version, the X-Force movie could’ve still happened thanks to what happens in the end of this movie, but killing them off as gags still would’ve pissed off fans. So if the reshoots did change that part by allowing them to survive, it fixes one of the big problems people had with it. On the other hand, if the trailer is being deceptively edited to make it look like they survive only to still die in the gag deaths; then that’s going to backfire.
There’s still a refrigerator-sized Alien 3-style plot issue that the reshoots probably didn’t change, but at least it looks like they were smart and fixed the problem with how X-Force was originally completely wasted in Deadpool 2.
This morning you’re going to see a lot of click bait sites claiming that Psylocke is in Deadpool 2 based on the new trailer, when that is completely false.
The identity of the new purple/pink haired mutant in the trailer is Yoiki/Yoki (played by Shiori Kutsuna). And Yoiki is Negasonic Teenage Warheard’s girlfriend from the Xavier mansion.
Yoiki is in the movie a lot, pretty much whenever you see Negasonic, and they do have a big action scene late in the movie where the two go with Colossus after a famous X-Men villain.
She annoys Deadpool because every time she sees him she says “Hi Wade!” in a cute voice. She and Negasonic also kick off the post-credit scenes by fixing something together. So, she’s in the movie quite a bit, is Negasonic’s girlfriend, and is absolutely not Psylocke.
The other day it came out that Deadpool 2 was still filming scenes in Vancouver, seven weeks out from release, and today a new report says they’ll be going on for another week and a half.
Omega Underground is by far one of the best sources on the Internet for filming schedules. Everyone trusts them. They have incredible sources when it comes to finding out what is filming where and when.
This morning their co-founder Tweeted that it looks like the Deadpool 2 reshoots will continue until the 29th there:
Whatever the test screening results were, this means it’s undergoing weeks of reshoots very close to the release of the movie. Expect the Fox PR machine to go into spin overdrive…
Over the last two weeks people have attacked me for pointing out that an upcoming superhero movie is undergoing reshoots very close to its mid-May release date, likely due to issues that could’ve popped up during audience tests.
Now there’s more evidence that this movie is going through reshoots in Vancouver, and is currently filming there as recently as this past weekend.
Today a Twitter user replied to Gail Simone stating that they were walking past the trailers for the shooting of an upcoming superhero movie in Vancouver last night, proving that reshoots are underway for a movie less than eight weeks before release:
I’m sure studio shills will spin this to look positive in the hopes of their site being able to host an IMAX screening and Q&A with the director, meanwhile others will be questioning the real reason a movie that’s less than two months from release is actively filming more footage after it supposedly scored so high in test screenings (according to studio shills, of course)…
Last night Fox held a test screening for Deadpool 2, but I was not there. Eight weeks out from release is pretty late for doing these sorts of tests, and an anonymous source relayed a reaction to me about the screening that…wasn’t good. So I Tweeted about it.
This morning I wake up to a threat in my contact form from the firm Fox uses for test screening threatening to sue me for violating an agreement I never agreed to nor signed because I was never invited to this test screening and I did not attend it.
As a journalist I was relaying information by an anonymous source, and Fox is resulting to bullying and legal threats to silence critics of an upcoming movie that looks like it may not be as good as the original. Here’s their letter (with all contact information stripped, of course):
And my reply to them was,
“I’m sorry but I did not attend any screening and did not sign any agreement or NDA. As a journalist I am only posting information relayed to me by an anonymous source.”
This isn’t the first time Fox has used these bullying tactics. Back when Fantastic Four (2015) was coming out, they abused the DMCA law to attempt to censor websites critical of the movie prior to its release.