Fox made Ryan Reynolds take out Disney joke from 'Deadpool 2'

Los Angeles, May 6: Ryan Reynolds has revealed that the studio 20th Century Fox, which has produced "Deadpool 2", made the writers cut a joke about Disney from the his upcoming antihero film.

The Walt Disney Company, which owns studios such as Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel, last year reached a deal with Fox to purchase its assets, including its movie and TV divisions. The deal is expected to be completed later this year.

The 41-year-old actor, who co-wrote "Deadpool 2" with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, told Entertainment Weekly that Fox forced him to remove a Disney-related joke from the movie and believes that it was a "wise decision".

"This is a sore spot for me because there's a joke in the movie that is not in the movie now because - I'm probably not even allowed to say this - Fox made me take it out," Reynolds said.

"It had more to do with Disney, and they made me take it out. As I look back at it, I think maybe that was a wise decision," he added.

Talking about the future of "Deadpool" under the new studio, Reynolds said he is clueless about it.

"I really genuinely don't know a thing about it. I read that (Disney chairman and CEO) Bob Iger felt that there's plenty of room in that universe to have a rated-R character like Deadpool.

"This is completely conjecture on my part, but I wouldn't imagine that Disney bought Fox to dismantle it or something like that. I think that Disney bought Fox so it could have that in its arsenal," Reynolds said.

"Deadpool 2", which also stars Josh Brolin, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapacic, Zazie Beetz and Leslie Uggams, will hit the theatres on May 18. 


PTI