Ryan Reynolds shared an alternate take of a Deadpool scene that would have featured the Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler“.
In the wake of Kenny Rogers’ death, Ryan Reynolds decided to share a scene from Deadpool that would have featured the Merc with a Mouth singing one of his tunes. In Deadpool, the titular character is duking it out with Ajax (or technically, Francis) on the highway. In this scene, as Deadpool is beating the villain to a pulp, Ryan Reynolds was originally going to be singing the Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler“. Unfortunately, Ryan Reynolds singing the Kenny Rogers song didn’t make Deadpool’s final cut, but the star did take to Instagram to share the alternate scene.
You can check out a video of the scene below.
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In the video, the star discusses how he sang the song by sitting on a couch, recording to the picture. In the clip, you also get to see a VFX-free version of Deadpool as the Kenny Rogers song was recorded early in the film’s post-production.
The theatrical version of the scene has Deadpool discussing how his character hails from Regina, Saskatchewan, while he beats Ajax. The dialogue in the scene gives a bit of context to Deadpool’s Canadian origins, so it makes sense why the Kenny Rogers song wasn’t implemented in the final, theatrical version of the film.
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Ryan Reynolds last appeared as the Kenny Rogers loving mercenary in Deadpool 2:
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 from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.