Turns out, that went through several incarnations before they landed on the final theatrical version.
"Deadpool 2" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talked to Uproxx about the gags that didn't make the cut, including a planned nod to Chris Evans' previous Marvel superhero role as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox's 2005 movie "Fantastic Four." Storm was going to be one Deadpool's many interviews to join The X-Force.
Here's that part of Uproxx's Q&A:
Were there any post-credit scenes that didn't make it in?
Wernick: There were different codas kicked around. There were more X-Force interviews that were talked about. One was Chris Evans as Human Torch.
Oh, why didn't that happen? That would have been great.
Wernick: I know...
Did Chris Evans say no?
Reese: No, no, we never got that far. Someone had the idea we actually did and we thought that was better. But we definitely had a lot more X-Force interviews with bizarre, random people coming in to interview.
It's a shame they didn't film it. Could've at least added it to the eventual Blu-ray/DVD.
"Fantastic Four" and "Deadpool" are still part of the Fox family -- for now -- while Evans is currently busy in Marvel Studios' MCU as Captain America. If the Disney/Fox deal goes through, maybe a few years from now we'll get a cool Deadpool/Fantastic Four crossover. It's sad to think we almost got a mini one this week.
Then again, Chris Evans' Cap already has the perfect post-credits coda in "Spider-Man: Homecoming." And now it's a Super-Meme!
Read the full Uproxx interview for details on a scene they did shoot for the end credits, then removed because it was a bit much even for them. (Hint: Deadpool kills baby Hitler.)
"Deadpool 2" opens May 18.
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