Deadpool 2 Originally Had A Scene About Killing Baby Hitler

As bonkers as Deadpool 2 already is, it could have gone so much further.

In an interview with writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese for Uproxx, the pair have revealed that Deadpool 2 originally contained an end-credits scene that would have featured baby Hitler. As it was originally shot, Deadpool went back in time to a German nursery where baby Hitler was in a crib.

The kicker, as Reese described, was that killing babies - even Hitler - was a step too far, even for Deadpool:

We shot it and we put it in front of an audience. He’s got the crib and he’s standing in the German nursery and he’s leaning over the crib to do it and there was kind of this, “ohhhhh.” And we thought we don’t want to leave the crowd on an “ohhhhh.” So it ended up coming out.

The last moment of the scene would have featured Deadpool saying "maximum effort", while a previous draft saw Deadpool drawing a moustache on baby Hitler with a permanent marker before proceeding. "Now he looks just enough like him that he can get up the courage to do it," Reese said.

Given that the scene was shot, there's a chance it'll reappear in Deadpool 2's DVD release. For the rest of the interview with the Deadpool writers, head to Uproxx.


Comments

    Not sure why they would've taken this out. Think it fits in well with the character.

    While it was an entertaining movie, it felt a bit more shallow than the first movie. Maybe it was because of the director change?

      Still it is killing a baby, maybe go to when he is teenage Hitler, or the time the guy let him go in WW1 and doing it himself.

      Its the killing a baby part. While the movie is R rated, its not really doing things that traditionally get that sort of rating. They're carefully treading the line between being a lighter side of that rating, and the darker side where its a no brainer that only adults should watch.

      Killing a baby, whether its Hitler or not, would be something I expect they see as going beyond that line. It might fit the character, it doesn't fit the demographic the movie is targeting.

    They referenced it as a throwaway, but the reason the scene wouldn't work really isn't about it being a baby.

    The whole plot of the film is changing the future of a villian by helping them before they became irredeemable.

    Baby hitler would be the same, so killing him doesn't work by the established moral.

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