There have been a lot of conflicting reports regarding recent test screenings of Deadpool 2. It was initially revealed that the film’s first test screening had a very bad reaction. That report was then denied by various different people. Just yesterday, Negasonic Teenage Warhead actress Brianna Hildebrand told us that there was nothing to worry about:
“No, it was nothing that had gone wrong. I think it’s a common misconception too – that people think that reshoots are to fix things that people didn’t like. A lot of the time, reshoots are to add more of the things that people loved. [Filmmakers] watch their films again and are like “better fix that”. I don’t know how much I can say about that. Usually films hate it when you talk about their reshoots – solely because people think that it’s because the film was bad for the test audience – but it was all good.”
But there’s more… Obvious spoilers ahead! After the initial test screenings allegedly failed, FOX had various people take down tweets pertaining to the film – but all haven’t disappeared. One report says that fans are going to be annoyed by the film’s plot – or lack thereof:
Then there’s really not much of a plot. The story basically surrounds a brat kid who someday will kill someone’s family (and that character is a new introduction in this movie). It’s kind of like the kid in Looper who will grow up to be an evil crime lord. In a movie that’s two hours long, that’s a pretty flimsy plot to stretch things across, especially with the heart of the first movie and the person who drove that plot out of the picture.
Apparently, though, that’s not what’s going to upset people the most – notably longtime comic book fans:
Fans of comic books will also be upset at how a long-time fan-favorite (and internet meme) villain is once again treated on the big screen. Oh this time he looks a little closer to his comic book look (thanks to CG), but they make him disposable with a really stupid death. Two characters notice his pants are ripped exposing his crack, so they shove a sparking power cable up his butt and push him into a pool. Honestly the best parts of the movie are its post-credits scenes, which involve time travel and an infant Hitler being strangled to death.
Obviously there’s only a few characters that could fit this description. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s Juggernaut. If that’s the case, it will be the second time FOX has handled the character poorly, and reduced him to nothing more than a joke. We know there were reshoots, though, so maybe some of this has been corrected.
For what it’s worth, Josh Brolin – who plays Cable in the film – has said the film will be different than the first:
“Deadpool  I know is going to be very fun and funny and fresh because it’s very different from the first Deadpool.”
These questions and more will be answered when Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18th.
If true – what do you think about this? Are you sad to see a cool character like Juggernaut reduced to this type of stuff? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!