Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Aubrey Plaza had a shot at appearing in Deadpool 2 but was in “work zone” and so not in a proper frame of mind.

Aubrey Plaza, Deadpool, audition

Aubrey Plaza may not seem like the most natural fit for a major superhero movie, but having her join the Deadpool series may have been perfect. And it could have happened…if she hadn’t botched her audition.

Aubrey Plaza recently recalled how the wrong mindset led her to lose out on a role in the Deadpool sequel. “There are a lot of roles that I really wanted that I didn’t get, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know, the one that sticks out to me for some reason, I think it was Deadpool 2. I had just come off a plane and I think I was shooting Legion at the time, and I really wasn’t in a good zone because you have to be in an auditioning zone and I was in a ‘work zone.’ That one hurt. Me and Ryan Reynolds, what could go wrong? We would be great together.”

While both Aubrey Plaza and Deadpool have distinct senses of humor, one does wonder if Plaza’s deadpan style would have meshed with the Merc with a Mouth. Could Plaza and Ryan Reynolds bounce off each other in that setting or would it be a clash?

Although Aubrey Plaza didn’t get the chance to work with Ryan Reynolds in the Deadpool series, it was announced earlier this year that they would share the screen (alongside Jason Momoa and Vince Vaughn) in the R-rated Animal Friends. As far as her comic book contributions, Plaza will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with WandaVision spinoff series Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, playing a witch in the coven of Kathryn Han’s titular character.

Aubrey Plaza has certainly kept busy, with two movies out last year, spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre out earlier this year and a pretty incredible turn in season two of White Lotus. Later this fall, she will reprise her Scott Pilgrim vs. the World character, Julie Powers, in the animated series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

How do you think Aubrey Plaza would have fit in Deadpool 2? Would she have been a welcome addition, or is she more fit for Agatha: Darkhold Diaries? Let us know in the comments section below!

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.