Why did Brad Pitt sign up for a cameo in Deadpool 2? X-Force debuted in Deadpool 2, but not as fans hoped. Each crew member was murdered gruesomely before Wade Wilson and Cable, and Domino went into a fight.
Vanisher, an invisible character who was never seen again, was portrayed by Brad Pitt. until he got trapped in some electrical cables and was scorched to death. Only a few seconds of the Bullet Train star’s appearance in Deadpool 2 were seen on screen, but it was memorable.
To make the joke even better, the writers enlisted Brad Pitt to join in on the fun as a supporting character. They were surprised to see a star of that quality appear in the film for only a few seconds. Ryan Reynolds movies appear to have a fetish with big star cameos. Chris Evans made a cameo appearance in his most recent movie, Free Guy, to crack a joke.
As a prominent leader in the film business, it’s surprising that he accepted this small cameo role. However, he was relatively easy to persuade. In an interview with Ali Plumb to promote his new film, Brad Pitt was questioned about why he decided to enter the Marvel Universe in such an unexpected way and what the experience was like.
While filming Deadpool 2, Brad Pitt said that it was the simplest thing he’d ever done:
“What was shooting that like? Pretty much, easiest thing I’ve ever done. [David Leitch is] an old friend of mine and he used to be…he was my stunt double starting with Fight Club and all the way up till about 2004. And then he went off and became a really good director, which is rare. Rare.”
He further went on to add:
“Ryan called and like, ‘Why not?'”
We don’t know whether the actor is interested in joining the MCU or DCEU, but we’d like to see it happen. On the other hand, this appearance was hilarious and the type of thing that only the Deadpool franchise could pull off.
To put it another way, now that Reynolds has managed to get Brad Pitt’s attention, it begs the question: what might he do if given the whole arsenal of Marvel Studios’ resources? Considering Deadpool 3 is just a few months away, such talks are taking place now. Fans will go wild at the prospect of all the possibilities that the team in charge of the show’s production may exploit.