Ryan Reynolds revealed that the character of Black Tom was meant to have a bigger role in Deadpool 2 but was cut due to budget.
Black Tom, played by Jack Kesy, becomes part of a running gag throughout the film about Deadpool believing he is an actual black man. In an interview with Empire Film Cast, Reynolds says that Black Tom was meant to have a bigger role that showcased his powers.
“Black Tom was just in the movie as a supervillain who has incredible powers and all sorts of stuff. It was the f*cking studio that said ‘You guys are over budget, you can’t afford this. So his whole storyline got trimmed way back and Jack Kesy, who played him, is such a sport and stayed on in the role.”
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Directed by David Leitch, the film 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.
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SPOILERS: Here’s Every Marvel & DC Joke In ‘Deadpool 2’
MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Deadpool 2. Read at your own risk.
Deadpool 2 brings Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) back to the big screen with even more fourth wall breaking than the first film. But what makes much of the sequel’s humor so interesting this time around is that Deadpool manages to make jokes about the broader universes of both Marvel and DC.
Click Next to read all the Marvel and DC jokes in Deadpool 2.