X-Men: Apocalypse, the next big X-Men movie of the franchise hit theaters this weekend. However, it's not the only Marvel-Fox movie currently grabbing attention. It's actually Deadpool that is grabbing some spotlight (yet again). The attention Deadpool has grabbed is actually negative for once, possibly because it also has to do with X-Men: The Last Stand. It seems that a fan was watching Deadpool and spotted some awfully familiar footage, which he later found out was recycled footage originally used in X-Men: The Last Stand.
The scene that was recycled in Deadpool was when Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are going to look for Deadpool and they use the jet to find him. As the jet rises up from Xavier's mansion (unfortunely, not the basketball court), the camera pans to the sky and follows it out into the sky. Xavier's mansion wasn't the only thing familiar about that scene, as this shot was originally used in X-Men: The Last Stand and it is identical in almost every way except one: the jet itself. Calling BS? Watch the video below by Erik Germ, who has discovered this.
This guy has gained over 350,000 views on his video. Considering most of his videos have grossed 100 views, I think he is pretty happy right now. The recycling of the scene doesn't really surprise me at all. Deadpool didn't have an expensive budget: $58 million to be exact; they wanted to spend as little money as possible. If this shot was recycled for a movie like X-Men: Apocalypse, it would be a whole different story.
However, it's not like that is a hard shot to recreate. All it is really is a pan into the sky. I have firsthand camera experience in many parts of my life, one of which is live-streaming sports events for my school. Given that, let me tell you that shot is not hard to recreate. I bet a lot of it has to do with money, but laziness is potentially a big factor in this too.
I wouldn't even consider this to be an issue as it is so insignificant. After all, the team behind Deadpool did so many great things with it characters (and some things you probably didn't even notice) and to find one cheap action of theirs and to bash them about it seems pretty unfair. They aren't the only movie that have done this — it happens all the time in Hollywood. Overall, I just find this to be interesting from a production standpoint and am not enraged over it in the slightest bit.
This isn't the only connection between Deadpool and the X-Men franchise; check out how the Apocalypse post-credits sequence sets up for Deadpool 2.