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Top10 Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs

VO: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Michael Wynands
Script written by Michael Wynands. He makes you laugh, he makes you cry, but most importantly - he leans heavily into the source material. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs. For this list, we’ll be looking at fun easter eggs, knowing nods and subtle references found in Deadpool 2. Warning: spoilers ahead.
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Top 10 Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs


He makes you laugh, he makes you cry, but most importantly - he leans heavily into the source material. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Deadpool 2 Easter Eggs

For this list, we’ll be looking at fun easter eggs, knowing nods and subtle references found in Deadpool 2. Warning: spoilers ahead.

#10: Pryor’s Treats


As any avid comic X-Men reader will tell you, you can’t get Cable without Madelyne Pryor. While there obviously wasn’t time to dig into the convoluted history of how Cable was conceived by Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) as part of the evil machinations of Mr. Sinister, the filmmakers did manage to squeeze in a fun little nod to Cable’s parentage. During the prison transport scene, a black ice cream truck can briefly be seen, and it bears the words “Pryor’s Treats”. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it acknowledgment, but a nice one nonetheless.

#9: The Duggan and Simone Nods


Deadpool’s popularity is the result of the many writers and artists that have helped shape him over the years. Ask any Poolhead who wrote the character’s defining runs, however, and the names Duggan and Simone are sure to come up. Gail Simone penned the fan-favorite “Healing Factor” story arc in 2002, while Gerry Duggan wrote the character more recently, from 2012 to 2015, and has been credited with defining the character’s most recent brand of humor. When Weasel spills the beans to Cable during “interrogation”, he points Cable in the direction of Gerry Duggan Parkway. As for Simone, not only does Wade borrow Gail’s name while calling a gang member, he also rides the red scooter she gave him during her run.

#8: Hope Summers


Cable and Hope go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it only felt right that the character get a nod in the former’s big screen debut. Following the mass depowering of most mutants in “M-Day” in the comics, Hope was the first new mutant to be born and became somewhat of a mutant messiah figure. The time-traveling Cable took her under his protection, becoming something of a father figure. In the film, they take that a step further by having Cable reveal that the daughter he lost to Firefist was named Hope. Could it be that Cable wasn’t just saving his daughter in the film, but the future mutant messiah? Who knows!

#7: Alpha Flight


This Canadian superhero team isn’t exactly what you would call an A-list squad of crime fighters, but they do hold a special place in the hearts of comic book fans for their connection to one-time teammate Wolverine and, by extension, Deadpool. This crew is likely too out there to ever get their own film, so it was nice to see them get a big screen nod, even if it was the most fleeting of moments. The taxi that the lovable Dopinder drives around has an advertisement for an airline on its roof, and wouldn’t you know it, the company is called Alpha Flight.

#6: Mr. Sinister


Not unlike Thanos in the MCU, Mr. Sinister is getting a lot of teasers before stepping into the spotlight. At the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, the post-credit scene shows a mysterious businessman claiming the leftover materials of the Weapon X experiment and placing them into a briefcase that bears the Essex Corp. logo - as in Nathaniel Essex, the infamous X-Men villain known as Mr. Sinister. In Deadpool 2, the plot thickens, as the orphanage/Mutant Rehabilitation Center where Russell Collins is being held and tormented is known as Essex House. Sinister is clearly up to some of his trademark mutant experimentation, but when will we finally meet him in the pasty flesh?

#5: Acknowledging the T.J. Miller Controversy


A long overdue reckoning has come to Hollywood in the form of the Me Too Movement, and it's making its mark on numerous productions, including Deadpool 2. When allegations were made against TJ Miller, the comedian/actor who plays Deadpool’s less than reliable ally, Weasel, there were suggestions that the filmmakers might replace him - like how Christopher Plummer replaced and reshot Kevin Spacey’s scenes in “All The Money in the World.” In the end, however, it was deemed too late in the process. Not wanting to leave the controversy totally unacknowledged, however, the filmmakers snuck in a little nod, with an in-film news statement about Christopher Plummer refusing a role in Deadpool 2.

#4: The Cure for Blindness


Part of what makes Deadpool such a standout character is his love of all things meta, including inside jokes and self-referential humor. In the first film, uber troll Deadpool tells his snarky elderly friend Blind Al (who’s also, apparently, an ex-cocaine addict), that there’s actually a massive bag of cocaine in her apartment. Where, you might ask? Right next to the cure for blindness. In a hilarious throwback, Deadpool 2 sees Wade return and retrieve said cocaine - perfectly playing off our assumption in the first film that Wade was just messing with Al. The punchline, however, is a second package lying under the same floorboard, which is labeled “the cure for blindness”.

#3: One-Eyed Willy


Josh Brolin has landed some truly iconic roles throughout his career. But while he was great as both Cable and the Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, in our hearts, he’ll always Brand from “The Goonies.” In this beloved ‘80s adventure comedy, he and his younger brother, accompanied by a motley crew of friends, go after the treasure of the long-dead pirate One-Eyed Willy. Never one to respect the diegesis of his own film or the limitations of the reality he’s supposed to inhabit, Deadpool calls Cable One-Eyed Willy during one of their many fights. We expect nothing less from the Merc With a Mouth, but this was just so perfect.

#2: The Liefeld Jab


Deadpool might be one of the most successful characters in the medium, but his creator, Rob Liefeld is a bit more divisive. He gets the credit for having created Deadpool, Domino, and Cable, but his artwork is some of the most frequently mocked in the industry - he’s been called the definition of everything that was wrong with comic book art in the ‘90s. Sure, you can take issue with the excess of pouches, the impossible musculature or the way he deforms his female characters for maximum boobs&butt to hip ratio, but it’s terrible feet that he’s perhaps best known for. And Deadpool being Deadpool… he can’t help but take his creator to task for this shortcoming.

#1: Deadpool’s Costumes


Deadpool’s Deathstroke wannabe outfit is a modern classic that’s become iconic in its own right despite its dubious origins. With that being said, it’s fun to switch it up from time to time - and his gray and black X-Force suit is admittedly pretty cool. Rather than actually have Wade put it on, however, the sequel instead burns Deadpool badly enough to discolor his regular suit/cover it in ash to the same effect. This was a nice bit of fan service that, adding to its impact, managed to avoid the cliche outfit upgrade scene that usually accompanies it. Of course, seeing him a don a variation of his X-Men outfit was also a real treat.
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