'Deadpool' Director Opens Up About Colossus, Nixed Green Lantern Jokes, Possible Sequel Character

The Deadpool trailer arrived for public view this week, and the two versions of the trailer combined have been viewed over fourteen million times, plus those who saw the actual broadcast debut. For a huge audience, though, Deadpool may still be something of a mystery. We've seen footage, but still know relatively little about the movie.

That's where director Tim Miller comes in. He provided written Deadpool trailer commentary, and the info he shared helps put a lot of the trailer in additional context, while also teasing stuff still to come in the film, and even things that have already failed to make the cut.

Miller explains a bit about the appearance of X-Men Colossus, and some Green Lantern-bashing dialogue that probably won't make final cut. Oh, and he suggests a sequel character whose name rhymes with Cable. (OK, the name is actually Cable.)

The commentary is at Empire, in a terrific piece that has a lot of info.

One thing we'll just get out of the way is Miller's note that a potential Deadpool sequel should include Cable:

There aren't really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don't put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we'll be run out of town on a rail.

Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld seems pretty interested in that mention, too.

Now on to some of the interesting stuff. While we see Colossus in the trailer, and he is awesome, there might be no Piotr Rasputin in the movie, because we may only see the big metal guy in his big metal form. So perhaps there's just a voice actor to cast?

I did actually call Daniel Cudmore to ask him if he wanted to do this, even though he'd be entirely CG the whole time. He was very nice about it. He was like, 'I appreciate your offering, but nah.'

And while one good Green Lantern joke made at least the cut for the trailer, there are some more that probably won't be seen until the film hits home media.

We shot a few more Green Lantern jokes, but I'm not sure how many will survive the cut. Ryan definitely had some Green Lantern issues to work out. We had about a minute's worth of dialogue between him and Colossus where he talks about it, like, 'So a guy comes with a thousand-dollar suit and says, "We want you to play a superhero," but there's no script yet and the release date is completely unmakeable...' He goes on this whole anti-Green Lantern run, but I'm not sure it'll stay in, because probably not even half the people in the theatres will get those jokes...that scene's one for the DVD extras, for sure.

There's a lot more in the piece at Empire, including details about how Deadpool has only 12 bullets to take out the bad guys in the trailer's primary action scene, the degree to which Reynolds' character Wade Wilson is made to look messed-up through makeup, and the stars' approach to doing fight scenes.


Deadpool is out on February 12 2016.