After almost two weeks of reports conflicting each other about Deadpool 2 test screenings, some of which said the film was awful, some of which said it was great – a new report has apparently put an end to it. According to THR, the film’s latest test screenings outperformed the first Deapdool movie from 2016 – and received an almost perfect score of 98! Per the report:
The Fox film received as high as 98 in recent test screenings, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Ryan Reynolds-fronted sequel has been tested three times, with the scores for the first two screenings coming in at 91 and 97. The final test, which occurred in Dallas, tested two separate cuts simultaneously, which scored a 98 and a 94. The 98-scoring cut is the version the team is using, a source with direct knowledge told THR.
The crew attended the final screenings in Dallas, and a source in the audience of the 98 screening describing the environment to THR as being electric and akin to watching the Super Bowl.
The report also notes that the first film scored a 91.
This should have been expected, as we exclusively learned earlier this week from Negasonic Teenage Warhead actress Brianna Hildebrand that this could all be getting blown way out of proportion:
“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.”
We’ll know for sure when Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18th.
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