Nearly three months after its May 18th release, the controversial Deadpool 2 post-credits scene that made journalists’ jaws drop at a pre-screening and was subsequently axed from the film has emerged online.
The minds behind Deadpool 2 decided to cut one of the four featured mid-credits sequences despite initial reviews of this nature:
The scene involved Deadpool and baby Hitler and an internal struggle between changing history and murdering a baby. Check it out, split between two clips, below:
And here is the second clip.
The clips are funny, but much milder than I anticipated. I was totally down to get super dark with it. END. THAT. BABY.
After the scene was cut from the film, Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick told ComicBook.com why they ultimately decided to cut the scene.
“I think it was cut just because, it was at the very, very end, and it left the audience with this, ‘Oh?’ It’s like, ‘Sure, it’s baby Hitler, but it is a baby. It’s kind of weird to watch that!'” said Wernick. “Instead, the post-credits scenes attached to Deadpool 2 are some of its most hilarious and un-missable moments which definitely won’t be stirring up the controversy such a scene might have.”
“We are Deadpool but there is a line we can’t cross,” Wernick chimed in.
“Baby killing might be that line,” Reese concluded.
Ryan Reynolds claims the scene was one that he was willing to go to bat for.
“I think most filmmakers would say, ‘Find your favorite moment in a movie and cut it out, because that’s what’s going to happen anyway,'” explained Reynolds.
“It was one of my favorite things in the movie, and one of the earliest things I planted my flag on and said ‘I want to keep this joke.’ And then it was one of the first things I was forced to remove.”
Not willing to go to bat for a scene about killing a baby? Color me shocked.
The scene is included in the home video release of the film, which is being dubbed the Super Duper Cut, and also features an extended scene of Deadpool battling against Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.