"It just snapped" – Ryan Reynolds accidentally broke Deadpool 2’s biggest Easter egg (and kept the footage in the movie)

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) sitting on Professor X's chair, Cerebro, in Deadpool 2

Poor Ryan Reynolds. Sometimes it’s a case of life imitating art and, just sometimes, it’s a case of art imitating life because you literally broke the best Deadpool 2 Easter egg and left the shot in the movie. It happens. Besides Ryan Reynolds’ (and director David Leitch’s) reaction to destroying a historical movie prop on set – he’s also expecting a response from Patrick Stewart. Uh-oh…

Speaking on the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut director’s commentary (h/t ComicBook.com), Reynolds reveals that the clip of Wade Wilson messing around with Professor X’s chair, Cerebro, in the X-Mansion actually features him breaking the darn thing.

“That was an actual accident on the day. I didn't mean to do that at all,” Reynolds says of the incident, “It just snapped." To which director David Leitch replied: “So, you actually broke a historical X-Men prop.” Welp. We’ve all been there… right?

The scene in question – which can also be seen in one of the Deadpool 2 trailers – sees the Merc with a Mouth recovering under Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus’ care. He still can’t resist taking Professor X’s chair for a spin – quite literally, it seems as playing with the wheels causes the frame of the chair to jolt back.

In fact, Reynolds reckons Patrick Stewart, the actor who played Prof. X right up until Logan, might have something to say about it. “I’ll get a strongly-written letter from Patrick Stewart about it,” the actor teases.

In any case, you can now re-watch Deadpool 2 again and again with the home release. Just pay close attention to the Cerebro scene. You can pinpoint the exact moment where the chair (and Patrick Stewart’s heart) snaps.

Bradley Russell

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