Deadpool's 12 Hilariously Obvious Easter Eggs and In-Jokes

Posted on Mar 02, 2016

Everyone was obsessed about Deadpool in 2016, but this is not without reason. When it comes to superhero movies, the beloved Marvel character finally got his long-anticipated live action movie, and it completely changed the game. It was glorious! Deadpool became one of the greatest and funniest superhero movies and characters ever!

If you loved the movie, the sequel is set to come out in summer 2018, so to make the waiting easier for you, we've prepared some awesome Deadpool easter eggs that you've probably missed.

1. Hugh Jackman Easter Eggs

Hugh Jackman Easter Eggs
Our main man, Wade Wilson, first appeared on the big screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so, Hugh Jackman is often referenced in Deadpool.

His face is seen on a fake cover of People magazine, his character gets namechecked in the line "rhymes with Pulverine", and is also spotted in that hilarious scene where Deadpool staples a cut-out drawing of Wolverine's face to his own head.

2. Another X-Men Reference

Another X-Men Reference
After Deadpool's brutal freeway rampage, Colossus attempts to take Deadpool to the X-Men mansion by force and wonders how Professor X will respond to what happened. Deadpool asks him "McAvoy or Stewart?" referring to the last names of the two different actors who portrayed the professor.

3. Ryan Reynolds' First Portrayal of Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds' First Portrayal of Deadpool
When Ajax, the main villain, claims he will sew Deadpool's mouth shut, he is referring to Ryan Reynolds' portrayal of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was criticized for being terrible. Reynolds doesn't even resemble the lovable character from 2016's Deadpool.

4. Reynolds Starred in Another Superhero Movie

Reynolds Starred in Another Superhero Movie
This quote refers his horrible costume in the Green Lantern. Reynolds was the main hero of this movie but fans were angry because his costume was horrible and the movie was a flop.

5. Blade Easter Egg

Blade Easter Egg
While looking for Deadpool, the villains Ajax and Angel Dust find his best friend, Weasel, who mentions another Marvel movie. These two are dressed in black leather coats, so Weasel asks them if they are going to watch Blade 2. Ryan Reynolds also stars in Blade Trinity!

6. You Can Also See Marvel's Marrow!

You Can Also See Marvel's Marrow!
Here's another one for the fans: in this scene, you can see a female character with bones sticking out of her body. This is actually a Marvel character called Marrow who can create bones and use them to fight her enemies.

7. Only Deadpool Can Get Away with This One

Only Deadpool Can Get Away with This One
When he says “Wow, this is such a big house, but I only ever see the two of you here. It’s like the studio didn’t have enough money for any more X-Men,” Deadpool is referring to the cost cuts that 20th Century Fox imposed on the movie. There was a big incident on set where the filmmakers had only 48 hours to make a 7 million dollar budget cut!

8. The Stan Lee Cameo

The Stan Lee Cameo
Marvel's greatest mastermind, Stan Lee always has a cameo in the movies that are inspired by his creations. And this one was one of his best! He can be seen as a hilarious old DJ in a nightclub, and he even announces the name of the next performer.

9. Another Fake Magazine Cover

Another Fake Magazine Cover
See if you can spot this one during the car crash in the opening scene. The slow-motion shot reveals another magazine cover with Ryan Reynolds on it. Or do you prefer Hugh Jackman?

10. Spider-Man References

Spider-Man References
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The “bitten by a radioactive Shar-Pei” line is absolutely hilarious. Deadpool also says “your friendly neighborhood pool guy,” referring to Spidey's iconic line.

11. Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin
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Deadpool and Blind Al constantly joke that they're just like these two heroes. You can also hear the theme song from the old live-action Batman TV show playing in the background in one scene.

12. The After Credits Scenes

The After Credits Scenes
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The first scene features a nod-off to Ferris Bueler's Day Off, Samuel L. Jackson, and hints that the sequel will feature the Marvel character named Cable.
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