Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) officially issued an R rating for the highly-anticipated Deadpool, which didn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has seen the red band trailer. As with any movie, R-rated or otherwise, there will be scenes that were filmed during principal photography that didn't make it into the final cut, and Deadpool is most certainly no different. T.J. Miller, who plays Weasel in this superhero adventure, recently spoke to IGN, where he teased some of the dirty jokes that didn't make the final cut.
"Yeah, we had a couple of things. Fox has actually made me not talk about some of the harsher stuff, because I think it got kind of faux-racist. It actually was just... some of them were so dark. One of them is in the film, I think. I say, 'You're gonna die alone, or at least for other people's sake, I hope that you do.' It was that kind of stuff. I think there's a really funny one. 'You look like a trucker s--t on your shoulders and then shaped ears into it.' There was some stuff that was just so ridiculous, where even the director was going, 'This is obtuse.'"
Last month, director Tim Miller teased that one particular bar scene with Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller had to be cut to preserve the R rating. The director also added that fans shouldn't expect the full version of this scene on the Blu-ray or DVD, so it seems that footage may never see the light of day. T.J. Miller also spoke about working with Ryan Reynolds, while revealing yet another dirty joke that was cut.
"He's a really good improviser, so we would just go back and forth. One was, 'Somebody pulled your balls up through your mouth and wrapped them around your head.' Just things that were even physically difficult to imagine, I would say, we tried to steer clear of those.I knew that he was funny, you get in the room and 'holy smokes.' This guy knows his s--t. There's a reason that he's in the position he's in. Ryan Reynolds can really improvise with the best of them, and I am the best of them, so we could improvise together."
Deadpool is expected to debut new footage during Super Bowl 50 this weekend, just a few days before it hits theaters on February 12. Of course, fans shouldn't expect any of the Merc's foul language to show up in this footage, but we'll have to wait and see what the studio plans to showcase during the big game. What do you think about these discarded Deadpool jokes?