Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed that the titular character’s love interest Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is actually alive after all.
As depicted in Deadpool 2, Vanessa suffers a tragic death very early in the movie, serving as the motivation for Wade’s decision to join the X-Men and attempt to be an actual superhero. This is later reversed by Deadpool in a series of post-credits scenes in which he uses a time-travel device to right the wrongs of the past. These scenes have been confirmed as canon, therefore making Vanessa’s resurrection legitimate.
Entertainment Weekly asked Reese and Wernick about the implications of Deadpool’s tampering with the timeline to bring back his love interest, to which they responded with uncertainty. Reese told the site the following:
“Oh God, you’re bending our brains. It’s a very good point. We have thought about that. Sometimes we think Deadpool is just crazy enough of a franchise that people aren’t going to get particular about details about that. But we’ll see — we might be in deep trouble. We try to do what’s most entertaining at the end of the day.”
The pair were also asked about the possibility of making Vanessa’s resurrection a part of her origin story as Copycat, who in the comic books is a shape-shifting mutant. Reese added:
“Absolutely. We’re leaving that option open. We certainly haven’t made any decisions along those lines. But we always thought that might be a fun twist for her at some point. The question is how to give her those powers without it feeling too coincidental. You have to iron out the logic if we go there. But why not? I think people would love to see Vanessa kicking ass.”
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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
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.