When the Juggernaut appears, Deadpool has a fanboy moment. He loves the Juggernaut and admires the destruction the supervillain can inflict. Just like in the original Marvel comics, the Juggernaut wears a special helmet that allows for his barrelling-through-walls powers to function without injuring him. In “Deadpool 2,” the helmet left most of his face obscured. The character also spoke with a deep, artificially modulated voice. Because he stood about nine feet tall, the Juggernaut was visually realized using CGI.
Looking closely, one might be able to make out Ryan Reynolds’ features through the mask. The voice is also his. Reynolds explained that his casting was essentially a cost-saving measure:
“‘Deadpool 2’ is shot for much less money than most superhero movies would be shot for. […] As with every movie, you want to finish on budget and on time, which we did, but just barely. So, we couldn’t even afford a voice for Juggernaut. The voice for Juggernaut’s me. I just did it as a temp — this sort of Brooklyn brawler kind of voice that we modulated in post — and cranked up and gave it all this bass and reverberation. We didn’t settle on that because it was quality. We settled on it because we just didn’t have any more budget left to jump in.”
The Juggernaut proves to be a formidable foe that requires a lot to render unconscious. Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) has to shove an electrical wire up … a certain part of the Juggernaut’s anatomy while Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and her girlfriend Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna) push him into a swimming pool using chains and supernatural explosions.
Reynolds, however, hopes he survived.