After recent reports of Deadpool 2 holding test screenings that didn’t go very positively, it turns out that those rumors could be squashed now.
Steve “Frosty” Weintraub, Editor-in-Chief of Collider, took to the site’s Youtube channel to clarify some of these rumors, for which he had multiple sources to question. First off, Weintraub clarified that the reports of negative test screenings were inaccurate:
“Okay so, just to be clear, I know some people who’ve been to these test screenings, and I’ve talked to people in the know and this is not based on some one source, this is based on multiple sources. So in January, they did the first test screening, where I heard it scored like a 90-91. Then they did another screening, based on editing the movie after getting notes back. You know, the crowd sees it, the studio looks at it, they make changes. So the second screening happened and I heard it scored much higher, you know a high 90.”
With movies of this size, doing early test screenings for these reasons isn’t out of the ordinary. Thankfully, it seems that we have nothing to worry about just yet. Weintraub went on to elaborate on how he heard the test screenings affected reshoots:
“Both crowds in these screenings said they love Josh Brolin as Cable, they love Domino, but that they would like to see more of both characters in the movie. This is obviously not talking about other things that we’re not allowed to talk about… The two main things were Cable, Domino, everyone loved both characters, they wanted to see more. So when everyone in an audience gives notes and says ‘we want more Domino, we want more Cable,’ the smart play for the studio is, especially in the competitive summer is, ‘okay, how can we do that? how can we add these characters?’ So what happened was in February or whenever it was, they did additional photography, where, guess what, they added Cable, or more Cable and they added more Domino. And so that’s the main thing about the additional photography. There was no trainwreck.”
It seems that these reshoots are simply giving more of what people seemed to want in test screenings, so we’ll see how much of a good or bad idea it was when Deadpool 2 hits theaters this summer.
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Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Other franchise newcomers confirmed for the sequel include Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is slated to hit theaters on May 18, 2018.
10 Comic Book Properties Jordan Peele Should Consider Adapting
After his successful award season and win at the Oscars, Jordan Peele is one of the most sought after creators in Hollywood. The director and writer, who became only the third person in history to receive nominations for best picture, director and screenplay for his debut film, is already set to executive produce CBS’ new Twilight Zone series and has a first look deal with Universal. Peele, who started out in comedy shows like Mad TV before earning Key & Peele with long-time comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key, has a knack for tackling complex, dark material.
While he may want to focus on original ideas for a while, there are a lot of great comic book properties that Peele would have a lot of fun sinking his teeth into. Not only do DC and Marvel Comics have interesting titles he could draw inspiration from, but smaller publishers like Valiant Entertainment and Black Mask Studio are just as ripe with material ready to be adapted. Peele has what it takes to bring his inventive mind, dark sensibilities and sharp wit to every one of these projects and I hope he decides to tackle a comic book property soon!
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