‘Deadpool 2’ Cameo Surprise: One of the Most Famous Actors in the World Made Less Than $1,000 to Appear in Sequel

IndieWire | 5/21/2018 | Staff
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“Deadpool 2” earned a massive $125 million in its opening weekend, proving Ryan Reynolds’ R-rated superhero franchise is force of nature at the box office. While the thousands of fans who saw the film were expecting all the bloody actions scenes and meta commentary, it’s safe to assume no one was expecting Brad Pitt to pop up on screen for an epic cameo appearance.

In one of the more memorable moments in “Deadpool 2,” Pitt makes a surprise appearance as X-Force member Vanisher. The joke surrounding Pitt’s appearance is that Vanisher appears as an invisible man throughout “Deadpool 2” until his physical body appears just seconds before he dies. Pitt pops up on screen as the dying Vanisher. Pitt has been selective with the roles he takes on as of late, but it turns out it didn’t take much to get the A-list actor to agree to make a cameo in “Deadpool 2.”

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Speaking to CinemaBlend, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that Pitt didn’t hesitate to say “yes” to appearing in “Deadpool 2” and even worked for scale. “Deadpool 2” shot from June 2017 – October 2017, during which the SAG-AFTRA daily minimum rate daily minimum rate for a performer was $933 (June 2017) or $956 (July 2017 and on). The salary Pit earned on the sequel depends on when he filmed his part, but either way working for scale means he made less than $1,000.

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