Airing tonight on C8, “Deadpool 2” contains an anthology cameo, brought to us by one of Hollywood’s most famous stars. Back behind the scenes of this memorable appearance. Beware, spoilers!
We’re about halfway through Deadpool 2 (airing tonight on C8). Accompanied by the members of the team he has just recruited – the X-Force – the irreverent mutant parachutes in an attempt to stop a convoy led by the evil Cable. Unfortunately for him, all of his teammates are exterminated one after the other within seconds, once they hit the ground.
Not by formidable enemies, but rather in the Final Destination way. They are hit by a bus, shredded by a chipper or cut by the blades of a helicopter. That’s when the most impressive cameo in the movie comes in. In the space of two seconds, while he is electrocuted by landing on a high voltage line, the invisible man who called himself the Phantom finally reveals his face to us. Brad Pitt’s.
A real surprise for all spectators, and a memorable appearance whose director David Leitch had revealed behind the scenes at the microphone of Collider, in May 2018. Indeed, according to the filmmaker, Brad Pitt was initially supposed to play the big bad of the film (finally played by Josh Brolin):
“We had discussions with him about Cable (…)“, he said.
“These were serious discussions, and I think he was really interested, he loves this universe and he loves Deadpool. But for some reason it didn’t work out, and he kind of let go. the door open as we left, telling us we could call him if we needed anything, that he would very much like to be involved. [Reynolds] just said he had an idea. “
It is also the interpreter of Deadpool who himself contacted Brad pitt to tell him about his project, and how he planned to include it in the feature film:
“I just wrote him a letter explaining what we wanted to do”, recalled Ryan Reynolds in an interview for Collider.
“The idea was to use the greatest movie star in the world in the most spoiled way possible. By having him play a character that was essentially invisible and uninteresting throughout the film. And then making him appear. just a short moment. I think Brad thought it was funny, we all thought it was funny. He said yes, and he came around for about 7 minutes. It took him longer to drink the coffee than he did. ‘he asked us for compensation only to shoot the cameo. “
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