Deadpool might just include more Easter eggs and references and than any other comic book movie. If there's one thing comic fans love more than a movie being true to the source material, it's filmmakers adding Easter eggs. More than a decade in the making, the Deadpool film is dedicated to the tone, feel, and irreverence of Deadpool, which means it makes jokes about pop-culture and itself pretty much non-stop.
Over its running time, Deadpool manages to cram in a staggering number of sly winks and self-aware references. There's a little of everything. In fact, there are so many that listing them all is wildly impractical, so this list narrows it down to the absolute best ones. Everything from meta fourth wall breaks to X-Men Origins: Wolverine references to Green Lantern jokes to poking fun at Hugh Jackman, the center of the X-Men cinematic universe in which Deadpool proudly takes place.These are the coolest Deadpool Easter eggs! Vote up your favorites then go see the movie again and try to spot them all!
Which Xavier Exactly?
At one point in the film Colossus tells Deadpool he's taking him to the Professor, to which Deadpool replies "McAvoy or Stewart?" in a fantastic nod to both the idea that Deadpool knows he's in a comic movie, but also that he knows about the X-Men movies and their messy continuity.
All Of The Names In The Opening Credits
The entire opening credit sequence was a thing of beauty. It features beautiful imagery and a myriad of great Easter eggs. Even the credited names themselves were hilarious:Some Douchebag’s Film (Tim Miller)
God’s Perfect Idiot (Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool)
A Hot Chick (Morena Baccarin – Vanessa)
A British Villain (Ed Skrien – Ajax)
Comic Relief (T.J. Miller – Weasel)
A Moody Teen (Brianna Hildebrand – Negasonic Teenage Warhead)
An Entirely CGI Character (Stefan Kapičić – Colossus)
A Gratuitous Cameo (Stan Lee)
Produced By Asshats (Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds)
Written By The Real Heroes (Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese)
Directed by Some Overpaid Tool (Tim Miller)
Plenty Of Wolverine Love
In the comics, Deadpool was the product of the Weapon X program, which also laced Wolverine's bones with adamantium. In some continuities, Wolverine's DNA was even used to create Deadpool! Naturally Hugh Jackman casts a large shadow over the film. He's mentioned near the beginning of the film as the man Deadpool had to "convince" to make the film. And later, of course, Wade Wilson wears a cutout of Jackman's handsome mug to cover his own hideously scarred face.
Green Lantern Cannot Escape Reynolds's Wrath
There's already a fantastic Green Lantern riff when Wade is going through the Weapon X program. He asks they not make the super suit green... "or animated!" It's a clear jab at Ryan Reynolds's last stab at superheroism. There's also a fantastic shot during the opening titles wherein one of the bad guys has a super cheesy shot of Reynolds as Lantern in his wallet.