Ryan Reynolds took over Hall H at Comic-Con this year for a special “Deadpool 2” panel promoting the upcoming digital and Blu-ray release, the “Super Duper $@%!#& Cut.”
The panel gave fans a chance to view some of the very funny — and very R-rated — DVD bonus footage.
Reynolds explained that some of the footage was cut for time or for content, adding that some if it is so nuts, “We’ll all go to hell and get into deep trouble with our moms.”
Aside from the bonus footage, Ryan and the rest of the panel also fielded questions from fans.
One fan asked about the best career advice Reynolds ever received. It turns out it happened early on, when he was working on the show “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place,” which aired on ABC from 1998 to 2001.
Ryan explained, “I found myself holding back a lot in the first couple episodes. I was kind of Canadian about it all. I was insecure, like, ‘Your line, go ahead.'”
It was co-creator Danny Jacobson who gave him some sage advice. “He said something to me that I’ll never forget, which has served me so well: ‘It doesn’t make you an a--hole if you take the stage.’ Meaning, 'Go out there and just give it your all...' I can go out there and have fun and do my thing, do it as well as I can, and not really have to apologize for it, because that’s what we’re all here to do.”
One person asked about career–changing moments, and Ryan revealed it was his wife Blake Lively who convinced him to make “Deadpool.”
The actor explained, “There’s a moment where you think, ‘I’ve been trying for 10 years to get [‘Deadpool’] made,' and somebody finally says yes. And you’re thinking, 'I need an adult diaper now. And I’m not sure if I want to do this.’”
He continued, “It’s a scary moment to take that leap and jump back in. My wife Blake said, ‘You’ve got to do this movie. You’ve been trying to get this movie made since before I was born.’” (Yes, that last part was a joke.)
Another fan wanted to know if Ryan was cast because a “Deadpool” comic once referred to the character as a cross between Reynolds and a Shar-Pei.
It turns out that as a producer, Reynolds cast himself. He said the first time he saw the reference in the comic book he was “blown away.”
“I think it was in the comics in 2004 — at least that was when I read it — and I was sort of blown away because I read that and it felt like a weird destiny thing, I just loved the character, and then suddenly my name was in there and it was just super weird... I didn’t think that dream would actually come true. After year 80, I was sort of losing hope.”
“Deadpool 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut” is available on digital August 7, and DVD and Blu-ray August 21.