'Deadpool 2' Trailer Was Stuffed With Easter Eggs: Here's Our Guide
The 1989 'Batman' gets a nod from Marvel's Merc with the Mouth.
If there’s one thing the trailers for Deadpool 2 are promising, it’s that it’s gonna knock you out. The final trailer for Deadpool 2, released on Thursday, came locked and loaded with Easter eggs galore, referencing everything from Deadpool’s own history to rival DC Comics.
In Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds returns as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, who assembles “a super duper fucking group” of new mutants to take down Cable (Josh Brolin), a cyborg from the future hellbent on killing an innocent kid. Aside from the return of favorites like Dopinder (Karan Soni), Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Negasonic (Brianna Hildebrand), and Colossus (Stefan Kapcic), the film also stars newcomers to the franchise like Terry Crews, Lewis Tan, Zazzie Beetz, Shioli Kutsuna, and more.
For fans new and old, here is a small guide to what we caught in the newest, final trailer for Deadpool 2.
10. Blackbird and X-Mansion
So, we’ve actually seen these before, but it bears repeating: In Deadpool 2, not only are we going back to the X-Mansion, but we’re also getting more Blackbird action. Though it seems the studio still couldn’t afford enough X-Men to pack into the thing.
9. “Pump the hate brakes, Thanos.”
Because Josh Brolin is also playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War on April 27. Sheesh, between Thanos, Cable, and George Dubya, Brolin is just hogging all the cool supervillain roles, isn’t he?
8. That Face
We all recognize that face.
7. “From the Studio That Killed Wolverine”
Admit it. We all cried at the end of Logan.
6. Joker’s “Bang” Gun
Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? The Joker’s signature red “Bang!” sign, fired from his gun in 1989’s Batman, appears behind T.J. Miller’s “Weasel” during the X-Force “auditions.”
5. Meet Bedlam, Shatterstar, and Domino
Hardly an “Easter egg,” but while we’re here, let’s get to know some of the new X-Force members. First up, Bedlam, played by Terry Crews.
Introduced in Factor X #1 in 1995 by John Francis Moore and Steve Epting, Bedlam is a mutant who can project bio-electromagnetic fields. In plain terms, Bedlam can mess with electronics and mechanical systems. Later, Bedlam also gains the ability to create an illusion of pain and confusion on targeted individuals. He’s also a black belt, which he didn’t earn. He “learned” it from a memory box given to him by a mutant named Delphi.
Next is Shatterstar, played by Lewis Tan, a mutant who can generate shockwaves through his swords. Aside from his bad outfit, Shatterstar is known for his bisexual identity, which is exciting in regards to representation of sexual diversity in a major superhero film. He was created by Deadpool’s same creators, Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, in New Mutants #99 in 1991.
Then, there’s Domino, played by Atlanta star Zazzie Beetz. You can learn more about Domino here.
4. The DC Universe
Wade’s one-liner is a hilarious jab towards the notoriously dark aesthetics taken on by the Warner Bros. film franchise.
3. The Bronco Buster
This lurid pro wrestling move was first teased by Deadpool in the “Meet Cable” trailer with Cable and “Sheriff Deadpool” dolls. Who knew that it was going to be an actual thing in the film?
2. Wade’s Katana Tricks from X-Men Origins: Wolverine
In a reference to X-Men Origins from 2009, where Ryan Reynolds first played Deadpool, Deadpool reenacts his nifty katana tricks, including the sweet “bullet slice” that killed two guys the last time.
1. Peter… Parker? No, Peter Wisdom.
In a totally unlikely scenario, the hilariously normal “Peter” may or may not be a reference to Deadpool’s friendship with the mild-mannered Peter Parker. No, Peter Parker isn’t an aggressively average square with a mustache and a dad bod. But let’s just pretend.
In fact, Peter may be a fake-out for Peter Wisdom, a British secret service agent and mutant who can generate and throw blades of energy from his hands. Created by Warren Ellis and Ken Lashley in Excalibur #86 in 1995, and later even becomes the leader of X-Force for a brief time. But until Peter shows off what he can actually do, let’s pretend he’s a bizarro universe version of Peter Parker, because Spider-Man/Deadpool is such a fun comic.
Deadpool 2 opens on May 18.