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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from Deadpool 2. If you have not yet seen the film, please bookmark this article and return after your screening!
Earlier this summer it was amazing to see the return of the Juggernaut on the big screen in Deadpool 2. Brought to life thanks to the efforts of Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch, the character winds up generating a badass, epic, third act action sequence in the movie, and it even has a humorous end with Colossus sticking a live wire up his butt before Negasonic Teenage Warhead pushes him into a pool. But if you were worried Juggernaut is dead, we now have the proof that he's not:
Deadpool 2 was made available for purchase digitally today, and the screenshot you see above comes from the very final moment of the film. If you look on the far right of the image (click to make it bigger), you'll notice that Juggernaut can be seen alive (though perhaps not well), crawling out of the pool. So for those of you worried that the unstoppable force had been put down permanently, you can now breathe easier.
Juggernaut was maintained as one of the biggest secrets during the development, production, and release of Deadpool 2, and ultimately makes for a fantastic surprise to fans. It's made very clear just from the dialogue in the movie that there is a whole lot of love for the character, and it even goes a long way in helping us forget the incarnation played by Vinnie Jones in Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand. This version goes a long way in "fixing the timeline," so to speak, and it's exciting that we can now potentially anticipate a nice extended future with the helmeted madman.
So now that we know that he's definitely alive, what could the future hold for Juggernaut? Considering the incredible international success of Deadpool 2, it would certainly seem like the sky is the limit. He surely won't be making appearances in the next two franchise chapters, Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Josh Boone's The New Mutants, but one can imagine that one developing project that could definitely be on the table is Drew Goddard's X-Force. While that adventure should have a much bigger scale than what we saw in both Deadpool and Deadpool 2, it's not unreasonable to think that the story in the blockbuster could find an on-the-loose Juggernaut seeking revenge against the Merc With The Mouth and his friends.
Admittedly all of this is kind of weird, since the post-credits scenes with Deadpool time-traveling may have totally changed everything in the future of the movies... but we're going to look past that for now and in the moment just be excited that Juggernaut is left alive at the end of Deadpool 2. For your opportunity to see this footage for yourself, as mentioned you can now purchase the movie digitally (including the extended cut), and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD copies will be available August 21st.