Ryan Reynolds had posted a Deadpool deleted scene footage in honor of the late Kenny Rogers. The Country Music hall of Famer passed away at age 81 this past week on Friday, March 20, leaving behind an impressive body of work accumulated throughout his sixty year-long careers as a professional singer-songwriter.
Apart from his professional singing career, he had also appeared on several TV shows and made for TV films going all the back to the early 1970s. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his song They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To in the 1986 film Tough Guys.
Among the many celebs who paid their respects to Rogers in recent days is Reynolds. He took to his Instagram account, where he revealed the original Deadpool included deleted footage where Wade Wilson sings Rogers’ 1978 hit single The Gambler while laying the beatdown on his old enemy Ajax during the movie’s central highway set piece. Fortunately, thanks to the actor and his social media fan too, that the footage has been made available for everyone to watch.
Looking at the future of Deadpool, it appears the Merc with a Mouth will still be able to crack wise while cracking skulls as he does in this scene in the future, even under Disney’s watch. The Mouse House officially acquired the rights to the franchise when it had purchased Fox a year ago and it is still not clear if the Deadpool character will be folded into the MCU down the line or not.
In the meantime, the actor has already confirmed he is actively working on Deadpool 3 with series writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and the current expectation is the film will end up being rated R, like its predecessors. If not, perhaps the trio can simply swap in Wade breaking into another country song instead of dropping f-bombs in the movie.