DEADPOOL 2 Test Screenings Are Actually Getting Crazy High Ratings and a Secret Cameo Has Been Added
Around the same time that Josh Brolin confirmed that Deadpool 2 was going through reshoots, reports started hitting that the test screenings for the film weren't going very well. One person called it an "Alien 3 blunder". Well, it turns out those reports may not be accurate.
According to THR, the Deadpool 2 test screenings have been scoring incredibly high. In fact, the sequel is said to be scoring better than the first film! In recent test screenings, the sequel received scores as high as 98%. According to sources:
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.
Apparently, the crew of the film attending the final screenings in Dallas and the vibe of the environment during those screenings are described by insiders as "being electric" and "akin to watching the Super Bowl."
Well, that's just great news! I guess we shouldn't be worried about the people who are talking shit about the movie. Seems like a sequel that fans are going to freakin' flip over.
In case you're wondering, the highest test score received for the first movie was a 91% and it went on to make over $783 million worldwide.
The report goes on to say that Deadpool 2 underwent six days of reshoots last month to add more of what test audiences were enjoying such as Domino and Cable. There's also a secret cameo that was added to the film. We obviously don't know who it is because it's a secret! But feel free to speculate.
For some reason, people think that reshoots are a bad thing for a movie, but the first Deadpool film also went through reshoots. In fact, Deadpool 2 had three days less of reshoots than the first Deadpool film did. So... don't worry! It sounds like we are going to get the awesome Deadpool sequel that we've all been hoping for!
Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Josh Brolin (Cable), Zazie Beetz (Domino), Julian Dennison, Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder).
The David Leitch-directed movie hits theaters on May 18th. Bring it on!