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Easter Eggs In 'Deadpool 2' You Definitely Missed 

Jordan Breeding
Updated June 14, 2019 15.8k votes 2.3k voters 222.3k views 16 items

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Deadpool 2 takes everything audiences love about the first film and cranks that madness up to 11. It's like a chimichanga, if said chimichanga was stuffed to the gills with jokes and action sequences. This means no matter how astute of an audience member you consider yourself, there's bound to be a few Deadpool 2 Easter eggs you definitely missed.

Lots of Deadpool trivia is riddled with pop culture allusions, and even the marketing behind Deadpool was an endless stream of absurd references, from Flashdance to Bob Ross's The Joy of Painting. Deadpool 2 itself continues the first film's trend of surprisingly up-to-date jokes by making fun of Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and using the song Black Widow sings to the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Here are a few of the more obscure references and Easter eggs from Deadpool 2 that may have slipped under your radar.

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Deadpool Refers To Cable As 'One-Eyed Willy' A La 'The Goonies'
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Photo:  The Goonies/Warner Bros.

During a fight with Cable, Deadpool angrily refers to the villain as "One-Eyed Willy." While the name is silly by itself, it is actually a shout-out to the original owner of the treasure found in The Goonies. By the time the kids reach Mr. Willy, he's long dead, but his treasure – and eye patch – remain.

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Cable's Gun Goes All The Way To 11, Like The Amps In 'This Is Spinal Tap'
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Photo:  This Is Spinal Tap/Embassy Pictures

There is a knob on Cable's gun to control its power, but this is no ordinary dial – it's shaped just like the controls one would find on a guitar amp. Each spin of the knob throughout the film sounds as if it's accompanied by some sort of electric guitar wail, which only deepens the connection. Naturally, the device also goes all the way to 11, a classic This is Spinal Tap reference.

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Wade Wilson Wears Chunk's Shirt From 'The Goonies'
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After the Juggernaut rips Deadpool in half, Deadpool needs to regrow his legs. Mirroring the first film, Deadpool's legs don't immediately grow back to full size; they start as baby legs. As such, Deadpool spends a bit of time out of costume recuperating.

During this time of extended R&R, Wade Wilson throws on a colorful Hawaiian shirt. But it's not just any Hawaiian shirt – it's the exact same one Chunk wears in The Goonies.

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The Song "All Out Of Love" Was Also In 'Van Wilder'
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Photo:  Van Wilder/Lionsgate

At the beginning of Deadpool 2, there's an overt connection to Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie, Logan. Deadpool smokes a cigarette and plays a music box that depicts the death of Wolverine. The music box itself plays a version of Air Supply's "All Out of Love." Without additional context, that song is both sad and funny, and it fits the Deadpool 2 scene perfectly. But this Easter egg is a layered one, as the song is also a callback to an earlier Ryan Reynolds film. 

Long before Reynolds donned the red tights, he starred in a raunchy comedy called Van Wilder. At one point during that movie, Reynolds's character is scorned by a potential lover, and he drowns his sadness in alcohol and a weepy, acoustic rendition of "All Out of Love." 

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