The DVD and Blu-ray release date for Deadpool 2 is less than two weeks away, but those who don’t want to wait for their physical copy on August 21st can buy it on Digital HD now. With the digital version hitting the web, we’ve been able to get an extra look inside the film due to all of the extras and special features Fox and the DP2 team have included.
During the commentary, director David Leitch discussed the death of Vanessa at the beginning of the film and explained that there wasn’t always a plan in place for her to die, saying: “We had versions where they broke up and she left him – instead of dying.” Had they chosen to go in that direction, they wouldn’t have faced the scrutiny and “fridging” backlash they received for the move. However, Leitch has been on record numerous times defending the decision and again explained that her death was the catalyst to give Wade Wilson the emotional arc necessary to make the film work.
Back in May, Leitch had this to say about that moment in the film during an interview with Comicbook.com:
“It’s Deadpool’s movie, and you need to take everything away from him to humanize him. He can be grating and he can be sort of offensive and he can be all these things, but you need an emotional hook that grounds the movie that we can go on this journey with this character and experience Deadpool.”
Also included in the special features is a featurette titled “Deadpool’s Lips Are Sealed: Secrets And Easter Eggs.” In it, Leitch and Ryan Reynolds discuss Juggernaut and how they made his character work. “Juggernaut really does take a village,” Reynolds explains in the featurette. “Dave, I think, is the face. I did the body, like the motion capture, and I do the voice.” Leitch also chimed in about why it became a team effort: “So it just became efficient for time that instead of keeping a mo-cap actor around, I would just do the facial capture.”