Earlier this week Deadpool director Tim Miller seemingly ruled out a director’s cut when the movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. In case you didn’t catch Miller’s comments here’s what he said;
"I don't want to be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there's not [a director's cut]. There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I'm pretty happy with this cut. I like it.”
However, in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 Ryan Reynolds has teased that an alternate cut of the movie could be released.
"I can actually tell you right now there will be. There’s too much footage - too much stuff that we love, and we had to make choices, and that's just the nature of the beast. But yeah, we have enough for a few sequels, probably!”
It could be the case that Reynolds is referring the ‘substantial’ deleted scenes that Miller confirmed would be on the home entertainment release opposed to a longer cut of the movie. Either way, the key point to take away from all of this is the fact that the DVD/Blu-ray edition will be jam-packed with bonus features, and maybe an extended cut of the movie.
Extended editions of superhero movies have yet to catch on beyond a few exceptions; The Wolverine added some more violence, and some swears for its ‘uncaged’ cut, and Bryan Singer restored Anna Paquin’s scenes for X-Men Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut. Considering how much money is spent making these super-sized blockbusters, you’d think extended editions would be the standard by now.
Deadpool exceeded expectations over its opening weekend and took in $152 million during its first four days. The rest of the world (aside from China where it was banned) also fell for the charms of Ryan Reynolds and Co, including its massive US haul the movie has a global total of $264 million.