Disney has acquired 20th Century Fox and is still figuring out what to do with Deadpool franchise. Fox faced the same question in 2016 and had to cut some characters to save room in the budget. Garrison Kane ended up being the unlucky one to get left behind as the Deadpool went on to be a big hit.
Kane, the classic hero
We all know that Negasonic Teenage Warhead ended up sharing the spotlight in Deadpool’s first mutant adventure. But Kane came within a hair’s breadth of riding shotgun with Wade Wilson and Colossus in Deadpool. Kane is a 90’s comics creation of Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza. He was another member of Weapon X like Deadpool and their occasional co-star, Cable.
Director Tim Miller revealed in an interview back near the release of the film. Those action sequences would have eaten up Deadpool’s budget.
As he explained, “In the original script, the action in the third act was great, but it was just Deadpool and a lot of guns… We had Garrison Kane in there for a while, but in the final round of budget cuts, we had to take him out because he was a pretty expensive dude…”
X-Force was also supposed to happen while Deadpool was under the Fox. Due to budgetary concerns, they rolled with Ryan Reynolds, and now they’re looking at making the third instalment. Jeff Wadlow was the original screenwriter and he tells about how it happened.
The original screenwriter speaks
“I wrote a draft, and they liked it,” Wadlow explained. “They just reached a critical moment, where they were deciding whether they were going to make Deadpool or X-Force. I’ve always loved Deadpool, and I tried to rehabilitate him in my X-Force movie because, like the rest of the fans, I felt like they totally screwed it up in X-Men: Origins. I had been talking to Ryan Reynolds about playing him in my X-Force movie, but my X-Force movie was much more focused on Cable and the New Mutants becoming this paramilitary unit.”
Deadpool is firmly a huge success now, but time will tell how much better his entrance into MCU will make.