Following recent claims from the weekend that early test screenings for Deadpool 2 have yielded mostly negative reactions, another face from the reporting niche has stepped forward to debunk it all and quell concerns.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub from Collider stated that his own sources in the industry have relayed a completely different tune. The first two early test screenings held for Deadpool 2 actually scored exceptionally well. In fact, everyone who has managed to be given the opportunity to go through the sequel have expressed nothing but love.
Hence, it is unlikely that the final version of Deadpool 2 will disappoint fans and the audience in particular. Whatever negative press the rumor mill has churned so far, or will in the weeks to come, should not be taken seriously.
Have seen a completely untrue report of 'Deadpool 2' testing poorly. From what I heard the first 2 test screenings both scored over 90 with the second one scoring close to the top mark. I've also spoken to people that saw it. Everyone said it's excellent. Fans will love. pic.twitter.com/2WfL63aya9
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 12, 2018
It was previously said by multiple sources that “wasted” characters and “poor” storytelling marred the early test screenings for Deadpool 2. In addition, even 20th Century Fox was said to have been caught completely off guard.
It should be noted that an early test screening translates into an early version of the movie in the editing booth. There is still time for 20th Century Fox to take feedback into account. In that light, the early version is never the best way to judge if the final product will be good or not in the theaters.
To relay a few examples, both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017) were well-received during their early test screenings before bombing in negative reviews following the premiere.
Deadpool 2 was directed by David Leitch this time around and will open in theaters on May 18, 2018.