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  • Ability over Appearance:
    • Josh Brolin is rather short to be playing Cable at a mere 5'10", compared to his comics counterpart being a massive 6'8". However, he otherwise nails the look and personality perfectly, and was cast for this reason. Deadpool, being who he is, naturally hangs a lampshade on the height discrepancy.
    • Zazie Beetz is of Mixed Ancestry and as such Domino doesn't have albinism in this version, but she portrays the role with the right kind of charisma and attitude that it didn't matter in the end.
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  • Acting for Two: Ryan Reynolds plays both the eponymous protagonist and Juggernaut. If you add Weapon XI and Himself in The Stinger, that makes four roles.
  • Bad Export for You:
    • As usual, some of the more saucy scenes were completely cut or altered in countries with stricter censorship codes. For example, shots with Deadpool's baby-sized penis were obstucted with an added piece of loincloth to pass censorship standards (since it's CGI, they just made an alternative take with the cloth in place).
    • Some Asian countries like China, Malaysia and Singapore, got Once Upon A Deadpool on Streaming Services, and on the Video On Demand and Pay Per View services of several Pay TV providers, in Spring 2019, but not in cinemas.
  • Banned in China: Well, not exactly banned, but like its predecessor, Deadpool 2 was denied a release in China due to the excessive violence. Ultimately the PG-13 cut of the movie was given a release there.
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  • B-Team Sequel: Tim Miller left the film over "mutual creative differences" with Ryan Reynolds, reportedly based on several factors, including Reynolds' expanded creative control over the sequel; Miller's wish for a more stylized follow-up than the first film, versus Reynolds' focus "on the raunchy comedy style that earned the first movie its R rating"; and Miller's intention to cast Kyle Chandler as Cable, which Reynolds opposed. Fox ultimately backed "its marketable star" over Miller, who had made his directorial debut with the first film.
  • Cast the Runner-Up: Brad Pitt was offered the role of Cable. He would eventually go on to portray the Vanisher, an invisible character, who ends up being electrocuted by a telephone cable.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In the Japanese dub, Black Tom is voiced by Rugby Union player Kenta Tsujii.
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  • Creator Backlash: A minor example with Josh Brolin. While he's gone on record to state he's enjoyed playing Cable, he admitted in a 2020 interview that he felt like being in Deadpool 2 was more of a "business transaction". as Brolin had less creative freedom to experiment with the character like he did with Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Creative Differences: During pre-production, Tim Miller left due to Creative Differences with star and co-producer Ryan Reynolds. Junkie XL who wrote the music for the first film followed suit, and so did Angel Dust's actress Gina Carano.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In the Japanese dub, Junko Minagawa voices Russel.
  • Deleted Role: Omega Red's cameo was cut, but is included in the Super Duper Cut.
  • Deleted Scene: See here.
  • Dueling Movies: With Sony's Venom, another 2018 Marvel Comics-inspired movie that's unrelated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's continuity and stars an Anti-Hero.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Josh Brolin got ripped and shredded in order to play Cable.
  • Executive Meddling: Ryan Reynolds stated that Fox had to cut a joke mocking Disney from the film. Justified since Fox was negotiating a sale to Disney at the time, but it should also be emphasized that Disney did not order the changes, and that Fox made the decision on their own. Reynolds himself has said it was for the better.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Professional driver Joi "S.J." Harris (who was acting as a stuntwoman, despite the fact that stunt coordinators were against the idea) died on set on August 14th 2017, forcing the production to shut down during the investigation.
  • Foiler Footage: The ads showed Shatterstar and Bedlam fighting henchmen armed with guns. This never actually happens in the movie, since they, along with most of the other X-Force members, are comically killed off shortly after being introduced.
  • In Memoriam:
    • The film is dedicated to stunt driver Joi "S.J." Harris, who was killed in an onset accident.
    • Once Upon a Deadpool pays homage to Stan Lee with several unused humorous takes from his cameo in Deadpool: No Good Deed and interviews.
  • I Knew It!: A minor one, but after the first film, many fans began headcanoning that Negasonic was either lesbian, bi, or queer, in large part because of her actress' own identity and because of her appearance (shaved head and gender-neutral goth-punk clothes) seemed queer-coded. Sure enough, when this film comes out she's subsequently depicted as in a romantic relationship with a woman.
  • Missing Trailer Scene:
    • Bedlam punching someone has been left out. Similarly, a scene of Shatterstar fighting two prison guards is absent.
    • Deadpool saying "You're absolutely right" to Domino after she answered "Isn't that a little derivative?" to his announcement of their team's name (the X-Force) has been cut.
    • The dialogue with Deadpool saying that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is "pure pornography" was not kept in the film.
    • Wade's excuse of rounding up all the gluten in the world, as his excuse for being late, is replaced with rescuing "handi-capable kids from a tree", and "fighting a caped badass, and discovered that his mamma was named Martha too."
  • Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: As traditionally done involving Japanese actors, Shiori Kutsuna dubs herself as Yukio in the Japanese dub.
  • No Export for You: Once Upon a Deadpool (the Christmas Special PG-13 cut of the film with a Framing Device starring Fred Savage) has been released in cinemas in the USA, Japan and Mexico only. Other countries only get it on Direct-To-Video or Pay-Per-View, if at all.
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  • The Other Marty: Averted for T.J. Miller, following his aforementioned offscreen behavior, with many fans suggesting recasting his role, in a similar fashion to All the Money in the World. However, the studio decided against the idea, according to producer Shuler Donner, as the movie was already "in the final editing" at the time.
  • Queer Character, Queer Actor: Negasonic is revealed to be a lesbian in this movie, similar to her actress Brianna Hildebrand (who is bisexual, though she prefers simply "queer"). In fact, she got into a relationship with a woman in the art department on the movie.
  • Refitted for Sequel: Cable was going to be in the last movie, but they felt it best to introduce him here.
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  • Release Date Change: The original release date was June 1, 2018, but was changed to May 18, 2018.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Because of T.J. Miller's offscreen behavior in the months leading up to this film's release, including being part of the sexual abuse allegations arisen during the Weinstein Effect, accusations of transphobia by a former friend, and eventually concluding in calling in a fake bomb threat at Penn Station in revenge on a woman he'd argued with, until he got kicked off the train, Ryan Reynolds made a statement that Miller will not be invited back to any hypothetical follow-up films. Whether this means Weasel will be Put on a Bus or recast remains to be seen.
  • Role Reprise: In the Japanese dub, Kenji Nomura reprised his role as Juggernaut from the TV Asahi dub of X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • "Take That!" Tit-for-Tat: The DC Universe streaming service responded to the film's jab at the DC Extended Universe with a montage of violent images from Titans (2018).
  • Talking to Himself: Yes, Deadpool and Juggernaut are both played by Ryan Reynolds, which is confirmed by Word of God.
  • Throw It In!: The scene where Deadpool accidentally breaks Cerebro was not planned, but Ryan Reynolds stayed sufficiently in character for the scene to be used in the final cut.
  • What Could Have Been: Enough for its own page
  • Word of Saint Paul:
    • According to Lewis Tan, Deadpool did in fact save Shatterstar and the other members of the X-Force from death using Time Travel at the end just like Vanessa and Peter, and said that his character will be return as a main cast member in the X-Force movie. It has yet to confirmed as true outside of his own statement, however, and how much this will hold remains to be seen with Disney's official acquisition of Fox on the horizon.
    • According to Terry Crews, Bedlam survived and spent the rest of the movie in an ICU but definitely alive.
  • Written by Cast Member: Ryan Reynolds co-wrote and co-produced the film.


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