If you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler as a baby? I would HOPE that ALL OF YOU SAID YES (for the correct reasons, not just because you like killing babies), but now that we all agree a history without Hitler would probably be better…how DO you bring yourself to kill that baby?
That’s the question that one particularly dark credits scene from Deadpool 2 asked, though after test audiences at San Diego Comic Con gave it a lukewarm response the filmmakers decided to trash it from the final cut. But because who doesn’t love hypothetical questions presented to them on-film, that scene has been released for everybody to enjoy.
Yeah, “enjoy” was a strong word – it wasn’t not funny, it just was really dark at the tail-end of a pretty lighthearted, if not extremely violent movie. Like, I’m as game for the next dead baby joke as the next person, but something about watching a dead baby joke come to life on a screen takes the tastefulness out of it.
To be fair though, I thought it was going to be a lot worse – as in baby Hitler would get chopped up and served as Nazi sushi to a group of skinheads. I’m just spitballin’ here, but that sounds like fun as long as we don’t have to see the baby at all. Once you see the baby, it’s game over – you automatically start feeling bad it’s gonna get eaten, like how you don’t want to pet your neighbor’s dog right before you hit him with your car. Preferably no one would eat babies or hit dogs with cars, but that’s just not the world we live in, sadly.