‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Post-Credits Tag Came Very Close to Introducing a ‘Deadpool 2′ Character

By September 13, 2016
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As many of you know, the end credits tag for X-Men: Apocalypse featured a cryptic tease towards the introduction of Mister Sinister into the X-Men cinematic universe (finally), something we recently learned will be happening in next year’s mysterious, still untitled Wolverine 3, which is also said to be a loose adaptation of the beloved Old Man Logan story from the comics.

However, thanks to yet another tidbit revealed in Apocalypse‘ audio commentary track (H/T CinemaBlend), it looks as though the end credits scene for the film came very close to focusing on a different Fox sequel set in the X-Men universe.

Director Bryan Singer revealed that the tag originally, was going to introduce a character for the Deadpool sequel, but logistics and aesthetic reasons kept them from doing it:

“We did a tag that we really couldn’t do — which I can stick on the DVD. It would have been for Deadpool, and unfortunately it wouldn’t have had the right costume for the character they’re going to add to Deadpool [2]. I don’t want to give that away.”

Now, Singer did not end up including the tag with the other deleted scenes on the film’s DVD release, which means that Fox is probably still keeping that introduction ready for another time, in another film probably.

The obvious guess would of course be Cable, who thanks to his time-travel capabilities, could very well have shown up in Apocalypse‘s 1980s setting, before getting to have a full role in the Deadpool sequel. Considering that the character is still uncast, it’s not hard to see why they chose not to actually introduce him in the film though, aside from the fact that it would have just felt like a very strange end credits scene for Apocalypse to have.

The other possible guess is Domino of course, another X-Force member that has been heavily rumored to be introduced in Deadpool 2, though nothing official has been confirmed yet. Either way, the Deadpool second post-credits scene confirmed that Cable will be in the sequel, so to then go and introduce him or another new character from the film for the first time at the end of Apocalypse would have felt really strange honestly. Though, it certainly wouldn’t be the only thing about Apocalypse that felt off.

Deadpool 2 does not currently have an announced release date.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable