Deadpool 2 is coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on August 22. And along with being able to actually hold all of that metahumor and superhero ultraviolence in your hands, the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Download releases will also set you up with an alternate, Super Duper Cut of the film. It’s a different version from the one you saw in theaters with new jokes, some alternate footage, and an extra, notorious deleted scene.
That’s just an overview, but the retail edition of Deadpool 2 is more full of surprises than Wade Wilson’s sock drawer. Unlike those, however, these surprises are pleasant, and you’ll want to check them out. We know fans will be pouring over every scene for some time to come. Here’s just a taste of what to look for in the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut.
It’s 15 minutes longer
They could hardly call this version the “Super Duper Cut” if it didn’t have a heftier runtime. That would just be false advertising. The SDC has fully a quarter of an hour more Deadpool 2. This means some extended scenes along with restored ones that never appeared in theatres. It’s still the same movie, but you just get more of it.
It’s full-up with alternate takes
The Super Duper Cut isn’t just about new scenes. Some of the ones that were already in there appear in slightly modified forms. In fact, there’s 22 minutes of the movie that’s different compared to the theatrical version. They don’t call Wade Wilson “The Merc with a Mouth” for nothing, and the new version offers some different smartassery for the same situations. You can also see some different camera angles. Be on the lookout for one inside of Wade and Russell’s cell in the Icebox, which makes an already awkward situation even more uncomfortable.
That Tokyo fight scene is longer
Deadpool’s world tour seeking out and comically destroying criminal enterprises starts Deadpool 2 off with a great action montage, which is the second best kind of montage. Obviously, training ones are better. That’s not even up for debate. But they had a lot of movie to get to, so the bit in the Tokyo bathhouse got some trimming. The full version includes some impressive towel-based fighting and an explanation for where all those naked guys were keeping their katanas.
More of those rednecks
Deadpool 2 includes Matt Damon’s second improbable cameo in a Marvel movie. His first was as an Asgardian actor in Thor: Ragnarok. But his scene with Alan Tudyk in which he explains the shortcomings of toilet paper before Cable steals his truck was a way bigger surprise. The Super Duper Cut version is way longer and, somehow, considerably more convincing for his gross argument.
By the end of the theatrical version, we know that the orphanage that Russell wants to destroy is a bad place. But the Super Duper Cut gives that up a little sooner with a couple full scenes that show Firefist’s introduction to the place and the anti-mutant propaganda all over the walls.
Wade revolutionizes the kitchen
Before Wade earns his X-Men trainee status, he tries to be a productive member of the household. This includes bringing some brave new ideas to the food-labeling protocol. This scene also sets up Wade’s later comment about his relationship with soap dispensers – just watch it and see the clever callback later at the X-Mansion.
The X-Force comically don’t have much screen time. But the SDC provides just a little bit more of them. You’ll see more banter between Wade and Domino, for instance. We don’t see much more of the rest of the team (especially Vanisher), but we’re not about to argue with anything that gets us more Domino.
This one’s pretty subtle, but some scenes and sequences get some alternate musical accompaniment in the Super Duper Cut. But don’t worry: Wade’s international magical mystery murder tour still happens with Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” playing over it. Only a monster would change that. But later scenes get different tunes, and the changes give them an all-new feel.
More in the credits
Even the mid-credits scenes, in which Wade uses Cable’s time-sliding device to repair the mistakes of the past, like taking out the stupid version of himself from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, get some goosing in the new cut. And you’ll never guess what happens during the most notable add — a history-shattering trip to late-19th century Austria. Another scene provides a tantalizing setup for what might happen in Deadpool 3, and it’s something that a lot of fans have been wanting to see for years.
You can see all the awesome additions for yourself… The Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut is new to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Download.*