Deadpool 2 co-writer asked Reynolds about Pitt’s involvement, claiming it was for a cup of coffee, with Reynolds clarifying, “Sort of embellished.” Reynolds described to Entertainment Tonight, “I was told all he wants is a cup of coffee and I said, ‘Like a franchise or just one individual cup of coffee?’ And I was told one individual cup of coffee, which was really his way of saying, ‘I’m doing it for nothing.’ And it was a total solid and the nicest thing anyone could do.”
In the film, The Vanisher is recruited to be a member of Deadpool’s X-Force due to his powers of invisibility. When a mission goes wrong, audiences catch only a few glimpses of the true identity of the character, with Brad Pitt appearing in a non-speaking capacity. With Pitt being one of the most recognizable actors of his generation, it made perfect sense in the absurd world of Deadpool to have the actor appear and not even say a word.
“I just loved it, because what’s more irresponsible than taking one of the biggest movie stars in the world and giving him a role that is utterly wordless and invisible with an exception of three frames of film?” Reynolds joked. “Yeah, that’s kind of amazing.”