No Director’s Cut For Deadpool


If ever there was a superhero movie that cried out for a director’s cut, it would be Deadpool. Surely there are a bunch of even more outrageously over-the-top sequences and lines that were left on the cutting room floor, especially when actors in the movie like T.J. Miller are suggesting as much.

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Alas, it’s the director who gets to decide if there’s going to be a director’s cut, and in this case, it’s not to be. Tim Miller told Collider during an IMAX screening of Deadpool that he’s got no plans to release anything other than what everyone has already seen.

Though it would no doubt allow Fox to make more money, it doesn’t sound like it’s happening.

"I don’t wanna 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."

That’s a refreshing change from when some directors insinuate that the studio or budgetary considerations conspired to make the theatrical cut something less than what they would have wanted. And the budget could definitely have played a factor in Deadpool, considering it was made for a relatively modest $58 million.

Collider does point out that Fox could still put some deleted scenes back in and release an unrated version, which would seem to be a winning move from a strictly financial standpoint. Miller does make reference to one fight scene that Simon Kinberg advised against keeping in, so that possibility is at least out there.

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Considering all the money it’s made so far, Deadpool is pretty great just the way it is. Now all we need is Deadpool himself addressing why there’s no director’s cut on the Blu-ray and all will be right with the world.