Deadpool hits theaters everywhere this week and is already breaking box office records. Deadpool is known for his quirky humor, fourth wall breaking wise cracks and of course, Easter eggs and pop culture references. Naturally, his first full length film is no different.
Below is a list of Easter Eggs to look out for when you see Deadpool with a little bit of background about why each of them are so badass!
If you haven't yet, why not check out our review of the movie here.
SPOILER WARNING: the ideas, characters, names et al listed below may spoil aspects of the upcoming Deadpool movie. Read at your own peril.
Stan Lee (legendary Marvel Comics creator), continues his trend of cameo appearances throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Deadpool he moonlights as a strip club announcer … the very same club that Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), works in.
The co-creator of Deadpool himself gets two cameos in this flick including his name on a totally-not-Starbucks-coffee-cup and a name drop - spoken by the Merc With The Mouth himself.
The co-creator of Deadpool’s names appear reversed in two separate street signs over the bridge on which Deadpool spends a lot of the movie.
The director of Deadpool has a street sign of his last name appearing just to screen right of Fabian Nicieza’s.
“Chimichanga!” is, arguably, the most recognizable Deadpool catchphrase and Ryan Reynold delivers it right to camera.
Follow the logic on this a little bit: Wade Wilson became Deadpool through his involvement with the Weapon X Program. The Weapon X Program is based in Canada. The Deadpool movie filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Perhaps because of financial incentives, perhaps in honor of Deadpool’s origin.
With Great Power Comes Great Irresponsibility
A play on the popular Spider-Man mantra: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Originally an X-Men character who became a Deadpool character who was in The Workshop at the same time as Wade Wilson and befriended him, who has been part of Marvel Comics since 1989. Played by Hugh Scott in Deadpool.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Deadpool opines the eponymous character’s first movie appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine not once, but twice! In dialogue Wade references that someone tried to sew his mouth shut and it didn’t work and during a flashback of Wade living with Vanessa a post-op Deadpool action figure appears on camera briefly.
Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
The X-Men academy does appear on screen in a very recognizable incarnation from fans of the previous movies and Deadpool goes on to remark that it’s interesting to only see two X-Men and that, perhaps, Fox couldn’t afford to include anymore in his movie.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Yes, Deadpool has an after-the-credits scene as audiences have come to expect from Marvel movies of all stripes. The one that I saw was an homage to the after-the-credits scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Deadpool appearing in a suburban hallway in a bathrobe admonishing the audience and ordering them to go home.
“Don’t make the suit green or animated”
Just as Wade Wilson is admitted to The Workshop he remarks that if he is going to be made into a superhero he doesn’t want a suit that it either green or animated in an obvious shot at his time as Hal Jordan in 2011’s Green Lantern movie.
In an attempt to free himself from handcuffs - the other end of which are cuffed to Colossus - Deadpool goes all 127 Hours and cuts off his own hand in homage to the 2010 drama starring James Franco.
X Gon’ Give It To Ya
DMX’s X Gon’ Give It To Ya plays during one of Deadpool’s more exciting action scenes with a correlation to be drawn between Deadpool and his one-time alias Agent X.
McAvoy vs Stewart
In response to being told that he is going to visit with Professor X Deadpool asks whether that would be “McAvoy or Stewart?” because he can’t keep all the X-Men Cinematic Universes straight.
We hope that you too spot all these awesome references littered throughout Deadpool! Which are looking forward to seeing most? Comments and tell us!