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* [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Taylor Schilling]], [[Series/TeenWolf Crystal Reed]], [[Film/UnfriendedDarkWeb Rebecca Rittenhouse]], [[Series/{{Arrow}} Jessica De Gouw]], and [[Series/PennyDreadful Sarah Greene]] screen-tested for the role of Vanessa Carlysle before Creator/MorenaBaccarin was cast.
** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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* Creator/OliviaMunn was approached for the role of Vanessa Carlysle before Creator/MorenaBaccarin was cast, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character. Munn would eventually go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
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[[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Taylor Schilling]], [[Series/TeenWolf Crystal Reed]], [[Film/UnfriendedDarkWeb Rebecca Rittenhouse]], [[Series/{{Arrow}} Jessica De Gouw]], and [[Series/PennyDreadful Sarah Greene]] screen-tested for the role of Vanessa Carlysle before Creator/MorenaBaccarin was cast.
** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the
part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over well before the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.casting of Baccarin.


** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well before the casting of Baccarin, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well before the casting of Baccarin, well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.


** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well, well before the casting of Baccarin, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.


** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character.character portrayal. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.


* [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]] was offered to reprise his role as [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] from ''Trivia/X2XMenUnited'', ''Trivia/XMenTheLastStand'', and ''Trivia/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' for the film. However, Cudmore declined the offer as he was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.

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* [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]] was offered to reprise his role as [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] from ''Trivia/X2XMenUnited'', ''Trivia/XMenTheLastStand'', and ''Trivia/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' for the film. However, Cudmore declined the offer offer, as he was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.


* [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]] was offered to reprise his role as [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] from ''Trivia/X2XMenUnited'', ''Trivia/XMenTheLastStand'', and ''Trivia/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' for the film. However, Cudmore declined the offer as unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.

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* [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]] was offered to reprise his role as [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] from ''Trivia/X2XMenUnited'', ''Trivia/XMenTheLastStand'', and ''Trivia/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' for the film. However, Cudmore declined the offer as he was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.


** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the role of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
* The [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] role was offered to [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]], the actor who played the character in ''[[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]]'', ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'', and ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past]]'', but he turned it down. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.

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** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the role part of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
* The [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]] was offered to reprise his role as [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] role was offered to [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]], from ''Trivia/X2XMenUnited'', ''Trivia/XMenTheLastStand'', and ''Trivia/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' for the actor who played the character in ''[[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]]'', ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'', and ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past]]'', but he turned it down. film. However, Cudmore was declined the offer as unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.


* [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Taylor Schilling]], [[Series/TeenWolf Crystal Reed]], [[Film/UnfriendedDarkWeb Rebecca Rittenhouse]], [[Series/{{Arrow}} Jessica De Gouw]], and [[Series/PennyDreadful Sarah Greene]] screen-tested for the role of Vanessa Carlysle before Creator/MorenaBaccarin was cast.
** Creator/OliviaMunn auditioned for the role of Vanessa as well, but turned it down due to CreativeDifferences over the portrayal of the character. Munn would later go on to portray [[Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} Psylocke]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
* The [[Comicbook/{{Colossus}} Colossus]] role was offered to [[Film/{{XMen1}} Daniel Cudmore]], the actor who played the character in ''[[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]]'', ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'', and ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past]]'', but he turned it down. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.
* Creator/RobertRodriguez was originally approached to direct the movie before [[Film/Deadpool2016 Tim Miller]] was hired, but turned it down in order to helm ''Film/SpyKidsAllTheTimeInTheWorld''.
* There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Creator/HughJackman as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.



* Director Tim Miller has said the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a PG rating at one point.
* The Colossus role was offered to Daniel Cudmore, the actor who played the character in ''[[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]]'', ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'', and ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past]]'', but he turned it down. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.



* Director Tim Miller has said the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a ''PG'' rating at one point.



* There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Creator/HughJackman as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.
* The original plan for the stinger was yet another CallBack with Deadpool finding Beast shitting on his lawn and chasing him off. They even went so far as to approach Nicholas Hoult, who absolutely ''loved'' the idea, but again it proved too expensive.

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* There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Creator/HughJackman as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.
* The original plan for the stinger was yet another CallBack with Deadpool finding Beast shitting on his lawn and chasing him off. They even went so far as to approach Nicholas Hoult, Creator/NicholasHoult, who absolutely ''loved'' the idea, but again it proved too expensive.



* Creator/OliviaMunn tried out for Vanessa, but turned it down, which is how she ended up on Fox's radar for ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' as Psylocke.

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* An earlier draft of the film surfaced online, and while similar to the finished film, did not feature Angel Dust or Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Additionally, Garrison Kane, Wyre, and Sluggo were all supposed to appear as Ajax's enforcers. Due to budgetary issues (with the CGI required for Kane's cybernetic arms proving especially expensive), the three villains were [[CompositeCharacter combined]] into Angel Dust, who takes Sluggo's place as the one who fights Colossus during the final battle.
* Director Tim Miller has said the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a PG rating at one point.
* The Colossus role was offered to Daniel Cudmore, the actor who played the character in ''[[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]]'', ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'', and ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Days of Future Past]]'', but he turned it down. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing [[SerkisFolk motion capture work]] while another actor dubbed over his lines.
* Miller and the writers considered having Cannonball as the teenage X-Men member partnered with Colossus, with Miller saying he would have been written as a "stupid hick" character. They decided to use Negasonic Teenage Warhead instead, as they felt Cannonball was too silly to work as a StraightMan to Colossus and Deadpool.
** Related to this, the writers would have originally had to have Negasonic Teenage Warhead's power set be more similar to the comics, as they did not have the rights to change it at first. What did they do? They went to [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] to ask permission for this to happen. [[ContrivedCoincidence By sheer coincidence]], Marvel themselves had wanted to use certain characters[[note]]namely, Ego the Living Planet, who Creator/JamesGunn had wanted to use as Star-Lord's father in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''[[/note]] that Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox had the rights to. It worked out well in the end: Marvel got the rights to Ego, while Fox could change NTW's power set.
* Early drafts of the script featured a joke where it would have been revealed that Deadpool's mask was actually a store-bought Franchise/SpiderMan mask that had been turned inside out. This was presumably cut due to potential legal issues (as Spider-Man's film rights are owned by Creator/{{Sony}}).
* There was going to be a RunningGag involving Wade and the other bar patrons betting money on how Music/AmyWinehouse would die. This was cut because Winehouse actually ''did die'' sometime after the script was written, making the joke both irrelevant and possibly insensitive.
* Patch originally appeared in the script as a bartender, and would have been strangled to death by Wyre when Ajax and his men stormed the bar. His role was ultimately given to Weasel.
* There was going to be a SequelHook revealing that Ajax was actually just a puppet working for Doctor Killebrew, the [[TheManBehindTheMan real mastermind behind the experiments that mutated Wade]].
* ComicBook/{{Cable}} almost made it into the movie, but it was decided that his introduction would work better in a [[SavedForTheSequel sequel]].
* The gag involving the Deadpool action figure from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and the [[Music/GeorgeMichael WHAM!]] album was originally slightly different, and was more of a TakeThat.
* There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Creator/HughJackman as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.
* The original plan for the stinger was yet another CallBack with Deadpool finding Beast shitting on his lawn and chasing him off. They even went so far as to approach Nicholas Hoult, who absolutely ''loved'' the idea, but again it proved too expensive.
* ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} was in the script at one point, but like the above instances, was cut for being too expensive, especially since Marvel still owns the rights for him.
* Bob was originally meant to be the actual Bob from HYDRA, but a combination of the film's limited budget and possible legal action from Marvel forced the writers to take out any explicit references to HYDRA.
* The writers and director had to figure out how to trim $7 million out of the film's budget in 48 hours, or else production couldn't begin. While in most instances this is a sign of a TroubledProduction (especially given the production troubles of ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', filmed around the same time), everyone thought the changes made the movie much tighter. The deletions they made included:
** The condensing of Wyre, Garrison Kane, and Sluggo down into Angel Dust.
** A motorcycle chase between Ajax and Deadpool.
** A pitched gun battle at the scrapyard, which was solved by introducing the RunningGag of [[spoiler:Deadpool forgetting his ammo bag in the taxi]].
* Other pitches for the end credits included a 1980s ''Series/KnightRider'' style version, and an ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' version done by the actual crew of the web series.
* Creator/OliviaMunn tried out for Vanessa, but turned it down, which is how she ended up on Fox's radar for ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' as Psylocke.
* Ajax was supposed to be scarred by Wade, who puts "Hi, my name is Francis" on his forehead and get arrested after the fight with Wade.
* Wade was orginally supposed to MercyKill [[spoiler: Worm.]]
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