Ryan Reynolds teases ‘Deadpool 1.5’: ‘There’s too much footage’

Actor has implied there might be another cut of the hit R-rated movie

Ryan Reynolds has teased that there could essentially be a Deadpool 1.5.

Speculation over whether fans will be able to see any excess footage from the film has been rife online over the past few days, with Reynolds now confirming in a new interview that there might be enough for an alternate version

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the actor said: “I can actually tell you right now there will be, there’s too much footage – too much stuff that we love, and we had to make choices, and that’s just the nature of the beast. But yeah, we have enough for a few sequels, probably!”

You can listen to more from Reynolds’ interview at 11:58 in Movies with Ali Plumb

According to Digital Spy , last month, Reynolds’ co-star TJ Miller also claimed he thought there would be another version, stating: “The idea that when you see the full director’s cut of it, that that’s going to be even more raw, that’s pretty heavy duty.”

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However, when asked about the possibility of alternate scenes and unseen improvisation being made public in a recent interview, director Tom Miller had a different answer.

He revealed: “I don’t want to be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]. There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it.”

Meanwhile the thought of another Deadpool cut might seem attractive after the movie scored scored the best opening ever by an R-rated movie in North America.

The comic book adaptation grossed $135 million (£93.3 million) over its opening weekend, smashing the previous record of $91.8 million (£63.4 million) set by The Matrix Reloaded in 2003.

Deadpool also scored the best ever opening by any film in the month of February, surpassing the previous high of $85.2 million (£58.9 million) set by last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

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In addition to taking $135 million in North America, Deadpool raked in a further $125 million overseas for a huge global opening of $260 million (£179.7 million).

It’s thought director Miller made the film for an estimated $58 million (£40.1 million), a relatively small production budget for a superhero movie.

A sequel to the film has reportedly already been given the green light by Fox, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriting duo behind Deadpool, apparently writing the script for the follow-up too.

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