Josh Brolin Confirms DEADPOOL 2 is Going Through Reshoots after Poor Test Screenings
We've only got a couple of months before Deadpool 2 is released in theaters. The release date was recently moved up from June to May, but the film is currently going through reshoots. Those reshoots were confirmed by Josh Brolin in an interview with EW saying:
"I’m up here right now in snowy Vancouver doing reshoots for Deadpool. Given that it’s a satire of all superhero movies, especially Marvel movies, how can you not?"
It's not uncommon for movies to go through reshoots, especially big tentpole films like this. But, whenever fans hear about reshoots they tend to get a little nervous. In this case, it seems like the reshoots are cutting it a bit close with the movie only coming out in a couple of months.
As far as the reasons for the shoots go, there are reports that early test screenings of the film didn't go very well. Maybe these reshoots are taking place to fix those problems. According to Movieweb:
Blogger Jeremy Conrad took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that someone close to him saw a test screening for Deadpool 2 and revealed that the initial reaction was not what he expected to hear. He said, "Fox screened Deadpool 2 tonight (not Dark Phoenix again) and...yikes! First reaction wasn't what I expected to hear." Conrad didn't stop there and went into a little bit more detail after some people asked what the problems were. Again, SPOILER alert. Conrad says that it's about a 30 minutes longer than the first movie, that the plot is lacking, and that they "waste" the Vanessa character.
That tweet mentioned above has now been deleted, apparently following threats of legal action by Fox. Then a couple other tweets popped up from other users, one of them claims that the movie is an "Alien 3 blunder" in regards to the story:
I have heard its testing really poorly. They are stunned with what the screening audiences are saying. I know people don’t say much about it but, you CANNOT underestimate Tim Millers contribution to getting Deadpool made. He was 1/2 the equation.— Mike Kalinowski (@MikeKalinowski) March 11, 2018
Well, if there are any major story problems, then hopefully the reshoots that the film are currently going through fixes them.
I'm super excited about Deadpool 2, so hearing bad things about the movie like this is a little disheartening. But, I'm still excited and I hope that it turns out awesome!