Earlier this week Josh Brolin confirmed that Deadpool 2 was going through some reshoots. Then there were a bunch of reports that the test screenings for the film didn't go over with audiences very well and that there were some big story problems. One person even said that the movie is an "Alien 3 blunder".
Fans speculated that the reason for the reshoots was to fix these story problems. Well, today we have a conflicting report. According to Collider's Steve Weintraub, the reshoots are being done to add more of Cable and Domino (Zazie Beetz) to the film because the characters got a lot of positive reception from audiences during the test screenings. That's right, apparently, the test screenings weren't as bad as they were made out to be by some people:
"Both crowds in these screenings said they love Josh Brolin as Cable, they love Domino, but that they would like to see more of both characters in the movie. This is obviously not talking about other things that we’re not allowed to talk about… The two main things were Cable, Domino, everyone loved both characters, they wanted to see more. So when everyone in an audience gives notes and says ‘we want more Domino, we want more Cable,’ the smart play for the studio is, especially in the competitive summer is, ‘okay, how can we do that? how can we add these characters?’ So what happened was in February or whenever it was, they did additional photography, where, guess what, they added Cable, or more Cable and they added more Domino. And so that’s the main thing about the additional photography. There was no trainwreck."
So, it looks like fan may not have to worry about Deadpool 2 being a dud after all. There are two different stories being told here, but one of this story comes from someone who has connections and knows people in the entertainment industry. Plus, I'd like to believe that the Deadpool 2 isn't going to be an "Alien 3 blunder"! If the reshoots were done to add more Cable and Domino because they were so awesome... great!
What do you think about the latest update on the Deadpool 2 reshoots?