deadpool post-credits scenes

Of course Deadpool is going to have a post-credits scene. Did you think a movie that sets out to riff on every aspect of the average superhero film wasn’t going to take advantage of something that’s becoming just plain expected from every other comic book movie under the sun? The mostly positive early reviews have already indicated that this is a movie that tries to squeeze in as many jokes per minute as humanly possible, so why not take advantage of the end credits, a.k.a. more Joke Time?

But here’s the truth: Deadpool wouldn’t really be making fun of Marvel’s patented “insert more footage throughout the credits to keep ’em wanting more” approach unless it had two bonus scenes. So it does.

Many of the early reviews for Deadpool have already cautioned audience members to stay in their seats to check out an additional scene, but now, a few individuals involved in the film itself say that additional footage is waiting in the wings and it will only be attached to cuts of the movie that actually play in wide release. In other words, you can rest easy that at least one of these scenes will remain unspoiled. For now.

Screenwriter Rhett Reese (who wrote the film alongside his frequent collaborator Paul Wernick) teased the additional scene on Twitter:

Meanwhile, the always enthusiastic Rob Liefeld, who created Deadpool with writer Fabian Nicieza in 1991, also took to social media to share the news. The people who saw preview screenings will now have to go see the movie again if they want to pen scintillating hot takes about whatever content this additional scene features.

For those unfamiliar with the character (and for those who have somehow managed to dodge the omnipresent marketing campaign), Deadpool tells the story of Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), a wisecracking mercenary who gains super-powers after an experiment to cure his cancer goes horribly wrong and right in equal measure. Naturally, he uses to newfound abilities to take revenge on his enemies, rescue his lady, and generally be totally obnoxious (in a hopefully funny fashion) to everyone around him. Comic book Deadpool has a habit of breaking the fourth wall and acknowledging the fact that he’s a fictional character, so it’s only natural that his move will follow suit and directly parody other popular superhero movie tropes.

Deadpool opens this Friday, February 12, 2016. If early ticket sales are any indication, it’s going to be a much bigger movie than anyone anticipated.

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