Deadpool 2 screenwriters Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick have elaborated on making the “really f–ing dark” and ultimately controversial decision to kill Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) in the early moments of the Marvel-inspired blockbuster.”A huge, huge debate for years — for three years since we started developing this script in June of 2015
‘Deadpool 2’ Writers Thoughts Behind ‘Passion of the Christ’ Joke
In the commentary track for Deadpool 2, co-writer Rhett Reese admitted that the Passion of the Christ joke that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) made in the film was risky — but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. Team Deadpool weren’t worried about backlash from religious fans — after all, there is not much about Jesus himself that could be construed as offensive in the line. Instead, the joke — which compared Deadpool’s box office performance to that of Mel Gibson’s controversial religious movie — was risky becuase if another surprise hit (like, for example, Deadpool) had come along in the time between filming and releasing the movie, the joke might have been outdated.