The footage of the X-Men closing the door was shot on the set of Dark Phoenix (2019) and sent over to the Deadpool 2 crew.
Over the childish doodle that is Deadpool's action plan, you can notice that the DMC Prison sports a drawing of Wolverine tagged "Prisoner 24601". That's Jean Valjean's prisoner number in Les Miserables, played most recently by Hugh Jackman.
When Deadpool complains about Domino's powers, he says that it must have been the idea of an artist "who can't even draw feet." Domino and Deadpool's co-creator Rob Liefeld is widely mocked and criticized for avoiding drawing characters' feet and hands. (He also reportedly loved that joke.)
The actor playing "Redneck #2" is credited as "Dickie Greenleaf". Redneck #2 is actually played by Matt Damon in heavy prosthetic makeup; Dickie Greenleaf is the name of Jude Law's character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), whom Damon's character (Tom Ripley) murders and impersonates.
It was Reynolds who noticed the similarity between "Papa can you hear me?" from Yentl and "Do you wanna build a snowman?" from Frozen.
The film takes many potshots at the Barbra Streisand film Yentl (1983). Streisand is Josh Brolin's stepmother.
Reynolds was at a dinner party with Matt Damon, pitched him the toilet paper manifesto, and asked Damon if he wanted to play the part. Damon thought it was hilarious and agreed to the cameo.
Josh Brolin signed a four-film deal to play Cable, and described his appearance here as just the introduction for the character, with "three more movies to reveal more."
Ryan Reynolds personally offered Rob Delaney the role of Peter after seeing him in Catastrophe (2015).
When we first see Russell, one of the headlines in the news ticker below reads "Christopher Plummer turned down a role in Deadpool 2"
In the final trailer, Deadpool says "Pump the hate brakes, Thanos". This is a reference to Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Josh Brolin, who plays Cable in this movie, is also Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, which was released a month before Deadpool 2.
Deadpool/Wade and Cable are the only characters in the film that break the 4th wall. Cable seems to be the only one who notices when Deadpool/Wade is talking to the audience.
It was announced in October 2016 that Tim Miller would not be returning as director for this sequel. He decided not to return due to creative differences with lead actor Ryan Reynolds during pre-production. Miller later stated that he left the sequel because he "didn't want to make some stylized movie that was three times the budget," and he wished to create the same kind of film that made the first one a success.
While fighting Juggernaut, Deadpool mockingly recites "Hey, big guy. The sun's getting real low" the mantra used to calm down the Hulk.
At the time of its release, Julian Dennison (Firefist) was 15 years old and ineligible to see the film in his homeland New Zealand due to the R-16 rating.
The sound that Cable's gun makes when recharges is the same sound the T-1000 makes as it walks through the hospital cell door in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Due to controversy surrounding T.J. Miller's behavior in the months leading up to this film's release, Ryan Reynolds made a statement that Miller will not be invited back to perform in any follow-up films. The incidents include Miller being part of the sexual abuse allegations during the Weinstein Effect. Miller was also arrested after calling 911 while he was aboard an Amtrak traveling from Washington D.C. to New York's Penn Station and claiming that a female passenger "has a bomb in her bag."
To promote the movie, 20th Century Fox re-created Blu-Ray covers for 16 popular 20th Century Fox movies, with Deadpool appearing as the lead character. These include; The Terminator (1984), Predator (1987) and Fight Club (1999). These were for sale through Walmart.
When Domino debuted in the New Mutants comic books, she was actually Deadpool's girlfriend, Vanessa, in disguise for several issues. In the comic books, Vanessa is the mutant Copycat who can shape-shift and mimic other people, similar to Mystique. She posed as Domino to infiltrate X-Force while the real Domino was held prisoner. This resulted in Domino holding a grudge against both Deadpool and Vanessa.
In the first Deadpool, during the opening scene the writers are listed as the "real heroes here". In Deadpool 2, the writers are listed as the "real villains here."
During the James Bond-esque opening credits, Deadpool's pistol has an inscription around the tip of the barrel; "Smile. Wait for the flash."
During Cable's assault on the mutant transport, Deadpool performs the same moves he did during his introductory sequence in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), right down to the "bullet chop" opener. He has less success this time, and is nailed several times in the chest for his troubles.
Leitch described "Showing Domino's powers of luck was the most fun that the choreography team had," said Leitch, as a team of stunt fighters, choreographers, and camerapeople danced around in the clip. "We kept going back to this Rube Goldberg idea," Leitch said. "She does one thing that leads to a series of unlikely events that lead to a thing that she needed to happen right at a critical moment."
Julian Dennison felt the role of Firefist was particularly special because his character is "chubby". He said in an interview: "...playing a chubby or fat superhero was so special because I would go and watch these movies with my friends and would never see anyone like me. I am excited to be that for other kids who look like me."
The gag where Deadpool stops Cable's bullet with a sword and then uses both to "stop" multiple bullets only to realize many of them made it through to his body was conceived by the stunt team. Leitch passed on it initially as being too comedic for a dramatic sequence, but when he showed it to Reynolds the actor found it hilarious.
A taxi sign promotes a travel agency called Alpha Flight. In the Marvel comics, Alpha Flight is a team of Canadian superheroes who have major dealings with the X-Men.
Juggernaut mentions that the reason he wears his helmet is because his brother can read his mind. This is a reference to Juggernaut being a step-brother to Professor X in the comic books.
In the comic books, Domino is depicted as a woman with unnaturally white skin with a black circle around her left eye. As she is being played by a German / African-American actress, the mark around her eye was changed to white.
The comic books depict Domino as a long-time ally and former girlfriend of Cable, who hates Deadpool. In the film, she is introduced as an ally of Deadpool working against Cable.
In the theatrical version of the film, when learning that Cable comes from the future, Deadpool asks him "which Sharknado are we on?" The makers of the Sharknado series subsequently addressed the joke in The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018), when main character Fin (Ian Ziering) travels to the future and asks "I wonder what Deadpool movie we're on".
The playground they fight in at the end is the same one used for Sarah's nightmare in Terminator 2.
Julian Dennison was the only actor that the creative team considered for the role of Russell/Firefist "sort of a tailor-made character" for the actor, with Ryan Reynolds insisting on casting Dennison after seeing him in Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).
Deadpool is seen reading "The Canadian Mounted". This is the same book John Candy reads in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".
Zeitgeist can be seen with the number 116 tattooed on his left shoulder. This is a reference to his only comic book appearance, X-Force #116.
Cable creator Rob Liefeld was on the set of Deadpool 2 last year when he asked actor Josh Brolin -- who packed on the muscle for the role -- to hold the character's prop rifle. "Josh gave me the rifle to hold and said, 'Be prepared: This is heavy,' " recalls Liefeld, who was shocked by just how much it weighed in his hands. "It's a 70-pound rifle! And he's like, 'I got to run up hills with this thing.'"
The filmmakers intended to have Brianna Hildebrand shave her head to indicate that her abilities burned off her hair, but she was unable to do so due to a television series commitment.
When Cable uses his time slider to go to a point of time he already exists in, he merely brings his current memories into his body at that time, revisiting the premise of Days of Future Past (comic and movie).
When Colossus says to Russell; "Come quietly or there will be trouble", Russell and Deadpool exclaim that he stole the line from RoboCop (1987). This is the second reference to the movie - the first being when Deadpool is handcuffed to Colossus and says, "Dead or alive, you're coming with me".
In the movie, the orphanage is named Essex. This is a reference to long time X Men villain Mr. Sinister, also known as Nathaniel Essex. At one point, Mister Sinister ran an orphanage that he used to manipulate young mutants
Juggernaut was previously portrayed by Vinnie Jones in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), but according to Reese the creative team on Deadpool 2 (2018) felt that appearance did not do justice to the character. Wanting an additional villain for the film to support Firefist for the final fight with X-Force, the writers chose Juggernaut because he is "a force of nature [who] was probably the coolest character never to be used... in the right way". The character's face was modeled on Leitch's, with Reynolds providing facial capture and his voice. The latter was digitally modulated to make it deeper. Reese added that the character "didn't have many lines, he's a man of few words, but he's a man of great anger and forcefulness".
When Wade first wakes up in the X-Men mansion, he is seen wearing a white T-shirt with a picture of two cats and the words, "Olivia and Meredith - friends furrrever." Olivia and Meredith are the cats of pop singer Taylor Swift, who is a family friend of Ryan Reynolds (Wade) and his wife Blake Lively. Swift even included Reynolds and Lively's eldest daughter James's voice in one of her songs, "Gorgeous." Swift also borrowed Reynolds's Deadpool suit for Halloween 2016.
Cable's gun has a dial that resembles a dial on an amplifier. The dial goes from 0-11. This is a reference to the famous "these go to 11" scene in This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
On Monday August 14th 2017, stuntwoman Joi "SJ" Harris died in a motorcycle accident after losing control and crashing into Shaw Tower. Harris, the first African-American female professional road racer, was working on the film as a stunt performer for the first time and had only joined the production a week before. Harris was not wearing a helmet because the character she was portraying, Domino, does not wear one in the scene, and there had not been time since she joined the film to create one for her to fit under the Domino wig. She had two full days of rehearsing the stunt as well as five more attempts on the day of the fatal collision. Veteran stunt double Melissa Stubbs had been available and willing to do the stunt, but the inexperienced Harris was preferred due to her skin color being similar to Zazie Beetz. This decision was criticized by multiple stunt professionals, with many noting that Harris' experiences racing motorcycles did not necessarily qualify her as an able stunt performer. Production was shut down immediately after the incident, but resumed after two days. With this news also came reports that the film crew were "enduring very long hours" and were "exhausted by the schedule", with Fox studios confirming that some days had increased from the scheduled 12-13 hours filming to over 15 hours. The films credits include a dedication to the stuntwoman, "In memory of Sequana Harris".
The bloody teddy bear was originally a bloody t-shirt, but Leitch suggested the bear instead. The others were unsure at first but came to love it as an image of innocence.
Wade escaping an army of criminals, yelling at Dopinder from afar to start the taxi before diving into the vehicle and ending up upside-down in the process is taken directly from Indiana Jones's escape in the Action Prologue of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
All the "fake X-Force" members agreed to come and do cameos as somewhat friends of the filmmakers. Bill Skarsgard was in David Leitch's Atomic Blonde and Lewis Tan's father is a famous stunt coordinator.
The model for Colossus was altered from the first film to make him more "chiseled and angular".
Reynolds wrote the entirety of the toddler dick scene. "Shirt-cocking is a phrase I've heard my wife say." One of them asks how they got away with showing the toddler's dick. "It's my dick and balls,"replies Reynolds. "That's how we got away with it."
The writers considered bringing in Chris Evans to reprise his Fantastic Four (2005) role as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch for one scene, but this did not eventuate.
There was a debate as to whether Deadpool/Wade should be smoking a joint or a cigarette in the opening sequence, but they went with the latter as its message is far more "I hate myself I want to die" than a joint would suggest.
In the 2016 movie, Deadpool makes a comment about "superhero landing" being hard on the knees. In this movie, Deadpool performs the landing and grimaces in pain.
The "fake X-Force" actors also agreed to shoot fake action sequences that they could use in the trailers for scenes that aren't even in the movie.
Although it's nearly impossible to catch during the movie, Ryan Reynolds tweeted a picture of the bottom of Deadpool's two katanas. On each sword's handle, the words "Bea" and "Arthur" are engraved in gold.
Following the announcement that Tim Miller was leaving the project, composer Junkie XL, who had scored the previous film, also dropped out of the project. He was replaced by Tyler Bates.
In the X-Men comic books, Cable is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey and was born Nathan Summers. Nathan Summers had been infected with a deadly disease and in order to save him, Scott and Jean sent their son across time to the future where most of his body had been replaced with robotic parts and he became the cyborg known as Cable.
Gina Carano was set to return as Angel Dust before director Tim Miller left the project.
Stefan Kapicic described Colossus as one of the most important characters in the film, requiring a more intense process for Kapicic during recording for the character, explaining he would continue to try and make Deadpool a better person and potential X-Man.
The first teaser poster released in November 2017, with Deadpool and the rest of the gang sharing a Thanksgiving dinner, is a parody of the Norman Rockwell painting "Freedom From Want," which has been satirized several times in popular culture, including the cover of Fantastic Four: Vol. 1 (564).
Zazie Beetz interprets her character as an only child who forms a "sibling sort of relationship" with Deadpool, with "that back-and-forth banter where she is not dealing with his Shit".
Deadpool says to Domino: "Shut up, black Black Widow". This is a reference to Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow and was the real life ex-wife of Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds and director David Leitch revealed a story on the commentary track for Deadpool 2 in which they addressed the scene where the Merc' With the Mouth, now living at the X-Mansion, accidentally breaks Cerebro. And that wasn't just a scene in a movie; it actually happened. "It always appealed to us, the idea of him misusing Cerebro essentially, not knowing what it's actually for," Leitch said. "That was an actual accident on the day," Reynolds replied. "I didn't mean to do that at all. It just snapped." "It was funny, we actually...That's from the archive of stuff," Leitch added. Reynolds said they found it in the archives at the last second, which ultimately proved detrimental for the piece of mutant-seeking tech. "So you actually broke a historical X-Men prop," Leitch joked. "Oh great. Great!" Reynolds said with a laugh. "I'll get a strongly written letter from Patrick Stewart." We were shooting [X-Men: Dark Phoenix] and were like, 'Okay, we're going to do a quick thing for Deadpool 2,'" X-Men star Evan Peters said about the scene, while speaking to CinemaBlend. "And I was like, 'Oh, that's awesome!' I thought it was going to be at the end of the film, in the credits, like some sort of funny Easter egg thing. And we had a lot of different versions for when they open that door and turn to us. But the one they used was pretty chill, and was in the first half of the film, which I was like, 'Oh, Jesus, that's kind of weird.'"
Jack Kesy's role as Black Tom Cassidy was reduced from being the main antagonist, who would have acted as a "devil on Firefist's shoulder", when the writers felt there were too many antagonists and they would rather spend the money needed to portray his abilities on a character such as Juggernaut.
Ryan Reynolds is hoping that the X-Men movies' Wolverine star Hugh Jackman will join him and his Deadpool co-stars in the X-Force movie, but not in his famous role as Marvel's most popular mutant. BuzzFeed posed that question to the entire cast of Deadpool 2. Their answers ranged from the Blob, to Howard the Duck, Captain Planet, and Celine Dion. However, Reynolds only has eyes for Jackman. "I'm just going to double-down on Hugh Jackman," Reynolds said. "But not as Logan. Just as Hugh Jackman." This may actually be a clever move. Jackman has said that he's done playing Wolverine, but maybe that technically doesn't extend to another appearance -- not as Wolverine, but in an X-Men movie. Reynolds' friendship and admiration for Jackman can be seen all over both Deadpool movies, which are littered with Easter egg reference to Jackman's time playing Wolverine for 20th Century Fox. One such Easter egg is the music box recreation of Jackman's Wolverine death scene from Logan, which Reynolds took home from the set of Deadpool 2. While Deadpool was expected to return in the X-Force movie, directed by Drew Goddard, the recently approved merger of 20th Century Fox with Disney has left the future of the X-Men films in question even though 2019's X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants are still expected to see release. Whether Disney decides to continue with any of 20th Century Fox's extended plans for the franchise remains to be seen.
In the trailer, Deadpool briefly mentions the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). Ryan Reynolds' wife, Blake Lively, starred in that movie.
In this movie, "The Vanisher" is invisible. In the comics, The Vanisher is a teleporter.
They cut out a line where Deadpool says "Suck it Mel Gibson" after snapping his head back into place -- a nod to Lethal Weapon's dislocated shoulder gag -- but it's added back to the extended cut.
Russell Crowe was Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld's choice for the role of Cable in this film.
The film makers came up with the joke, "Christopher Plummer refuses to be in Deadpool 2," after admitting that T.J. Miller will not be removed from the film.
At one point Deadpool calls Negasonic "Sabrina the teenage witch". Reynolds played Seth in the 1996 movie 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)'.
This is the only X-Men film where Colossus makes reference to his Russian nationality.
A teaser of the film parodied the late Bob Ross, painter and television host of The Joy of Painting (1983). The teaser also poked fun at Reddit with "Red-dit."
The Deadpool mask is animated when Deadpool is talking. In order to give the visual effects artists at Weta something to work with, Reynolds performs each scene once without the mask, so his face is entirely visible for the effects teams to use as a foundation when animating the mask itself. Reynolds says acting in the mask is about 20-30% bigger than he would normally be, so the performance comes through.
Deadpool fighting with a brick in the final fight scene was Ryan Reynolds' idea on the day.
The Chinese sign seen behind Deadpool when he's on the roof literally says "Dead Pool" or "Pool of Death" in Chinese, the writers were not sure which.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks and Janelle Monáe were considered and screen tested for the role of Domino before it went to Zazie Beetz.
On March 3, 2017, the Deadpool 2 (2018) teaser, which would be shown before screenings of Logan (2017), was leaked online.
For his cameo, Matt Damon wore face prosthetics and a fake belly to make him unrecognizable.
In one of the opening montage scenes, Deadpool wears high heels and a blonde wig. This is a direct reference to Lady Deadpool.
Co-writer Rhett Reese reveals that the scene in which Damon appeared came from an argument he's been making for years, which found its way into the movie after Ryan Reynolds became the latest to hear the plea. According to Reese... It's been sort of an old runner of mine. I've told my friends this and people know this about me. I do this bit about the inadequacy of toilet paper to create the appropriate hygiene for a human being. So I did it for Ryan at one point and we just all looked at each other and said, 'well this has to go into the movie somehow.' From there, they found the place to put the scene in Deadpool 2, and then the question became one of casting the right person to deliver these all-important lines. Clearly, the funniest way to portray the joke was to get somebody important to give the speech. At that point, Ryan Reynolds reached out to Matt Damon, who was, somewhat surprisingly, open to the idea. Apparently, he really liked the script they sent him. So then we thought, 'well, what caliber actor would we need to do a scene where two rednecks talk about wiping themselves after spending some time on the toilet.' Of course, you have to have somebody Oscar caliber doing that kind of bit. Matt was very receptive so Ryan ended up sending him the pages. Matt called him back and said 'I'm in.' If you didn't recognize Matt Damon as the redneck sitting on a truck bed with Alan Tudyk, don't worry too much. Apparently, nobody else on the crew knew it was him either after the time he spent in the make-up chair. However, that's not quite where this story ends. It seems the speech that Matt Damon gave had quite a profound impact on the actor as Deadpool 2's other major writer, Paul Wernick, revealed that Matt Damon himself has now taken the words to heart. Matt's now a wet wipes guy himself after he read the pages. It seems that Rhett Reese has found at least one convert to his argument in favor of the wet wipe.
In the comics, Yukio is usually depicted as an adult. Here, she's a teenager who is roughly the same age as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
The scarred face makeup took two hours to apply by the end of Deadpool 2. During Deadpool 1, it took three and a half hours.
The actors behind the first iteration of X-Force -- Lewis Tan, Bill Skarsgard, and Terry Crews -- receive praise for agreeing to these abbreviated roles and for saying yes to shooting additional action beats they knew would never make the movie as they were intended solely for trailers.
There is a section of Basic Instinct's score over the Basic Instinct (1992) gag--Wade slowly uncrossing and crossing his legs.
Ryan Reynolds can hold his breath underwater for a long time, and he credits his grandmother who "was in the Olympics for that very event, I guess I got some sort of weird genetic quirk from her."
After the film's great first week at the box office, the production staff released a "Thank You" commercial that was an affectionate recreation of the opening of The Golden Girls.
There was originally a lot more backstory on the Mutant Reeducation Center and scenes with Eddie Marsan, but it was decided that story would better be seen through Deadpool's eyes so those scenes were cut out.
Unlike the first film, Stefan Kapicic also provided performance capture for Colossus' face on the sequel, while Andre Tricoteux returned to stand-in for the character on set.
To pursue the prison convoy, Wade steals a red scooter, a vehicle he's been associated with since going solo in 2002.
Reynolds's dual role as Juggernaut was so secret, in fact, that co-star Stefan Kapicic, who plays Colossus, told The Hollywood Reporter he didn't know about it until late in production. And according to the director (jokingly), the result is another character who might give Reynolds yet another franchise to headline.
In the "Meet Cable" trailer Deadpool yells at the visual effects department "It's a metal arm! It's not like we're trying to remove a mustache!" in reference to Henry Cavill's infamous CGI mustache removal in Justice League (2017). Deadpool dresses his action figure up like Woody from Toy Story. The action figures also have "Wade" written on one of their feet, just like Woody has "ANDY" written on the bottom of his. Deadpool yells "Fuck it, I'll do it myself!" and tells the Cable action figure he has the "stones" to help him, as a reference to Cable's actor Josh Brolin also playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War the month before this film was released.
The first trailer has Wade dressed up like Bob Ross while doing a The Joy of Painting parody, including the show's theme song and numerous Memetic Mutations from Ross's show like "happy trees". The colors he says he's using include Clockwork Orange, Girls of Indigo, Soylent Green, Mennen Black, Doc Brown, Betty White, Red Dit, and Pretty 'n Pink.
Josh Brolin is rather short to be playing Cable at a mere 5'10", compared to his comics counterpart being a massive 6'8". However, he otherwise nails the look and personality perfectly, and was cast for this reason.
Upon seeing the Juggernaut, Wade says how "it has always been a dream of mine to see myself reflected in your helmet as you charge at me with murderous intent", which pretty much describes the cover of "Deadpool: Sins of the Past" (a 1994 miniseries) #2.
In the "With Apologies to David Beckham" promo, Beckham ribs Wade that he thought he was apologizing for a swath of his actor Ryan Reynolds' filmography, including Green Lantern, R.I.P.D., Self/Less, Blade: Trinity and the Frankenstein comedy Boltneck. Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" also plays in the background.
Ryan Reynolds is the fourth person to write a comic book-based superhero film that he also starred in, after Christopher Reeve (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)), Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet (2011)), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man (2015)).
In 2018, Josh Brolin will play two separate Marvel Comics characters in wide release. He will appear as the villain Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) as well as the anti-hero Cable in Deadpool 2 (2018).
The brief shot of the X-Men having a meeting and quietly closing the door so Wade doesn't see them, was shot by Simon Kinberg while he was filming X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019).
During the planning session with X-Force Deadpool states they will use the street 'Gerry Duggan Way'. Gerry Duggan is (at the time of the film's release) the writer of Deadpool's solo series.
Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch were so taken with Beetz that they wanted her to bring her own style to the role, preferring that she wear her hair natural rather than the straight, choppy style Domino sports in the original comic.
Shatterstar is a former X-Force comic book character who, as Deadpool jokes in the movie, was known as "kind of a d*ck".
Reynolds points out that Dennison is an athlete despite what some people may take away on a first impression. "He's so good with physical comedy and action, I was just blown away by him."
Throughout the movie, Cable and Deadpool have a running gag about whether Dubstep is still popular in the future. These occur before Skrillex's 'Bangarang' starts playing.
Brianna Hildebrand says Negasonic Teenage Warhead is now a "new level of X-Men" after being a trainee in the first film. Hildebrand felt that "it's cool that she's grown and matured and she still has so much of this essence of a punk kid" from the first film, and added that the character would have a "cooler" costume.
Ryan Reynolds created a Deadpool 2 playlist that they listened to in the writers room. Some songs from it ended up in the film.
Deadpool wanting to protect an innocent child who will potentially grow up to become a mutant Antichrist is taken from the Kid Apocalypse arc in Uncanny X-Force.
Russell (Julian Dennison) is the second Marvel film character to speak with a New Zealand accent, following Korg in 'Thor: Ragnarok (2017)', a character played by the film's director, Taika Waititi, who also wrote and directed 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)', in which Julian Dennison also starred. Ryan Reynolds and Waititi exchanged Tweets on the subject during production.
Director David Leitch's credit gag in the opening is "One of the guys who killed the dog in John Wick". His credit is also synced with a stacks of tokens falling in the background, a reference to those films' usage of special metal coin currency.
Two famous mutant characters were originally present in the prison scene but ended on the cutting room floor; Omega Red and Abyss.
When Reynolds asked Hildebrand how she felt about the potential storyline during development, the actress - a member of the LGBTQ community herself - responded positively with the stipulation that the film not make "a big deal" about the relationship. In a statement, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis praised the relationship as "a milestone in a genre that too often renders LGBTQ people invisible, and should send a message to other studios to follow this example of inclusive and smart storytelling".
Deadpool's sympathy for Russell comes from having an extremely abusive dad, which played a big role in flashbacks in Wolverine vs. Deadpool.
Re-shoots gave them the opportunity to dramatically beef up the truck fights between Cable vs Domino and Cable vs Deadpool.
It's revealed on the commentary track that Ryan Reynolds was largely responsible for the Peter Twitter account.
Like Cable in the comics the character of Shatterstar is not only from another world (Mojo World) but he is also from the future, and the grown up son of previous members of the X-Men, Longshot and Dazzler. Dazzler was to have made a minor cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), in the form of a picture on an album cover in a now cut scene from the film. The scene however lives on in production stills. For a time Dazzler was rumored to be played by songstress Taylor Swift. More contemporary industry rumors have her character set to appear in a small role or cameo in the upcoming Dark Phoenix (2019), casting information on the role is unavailable at this time however. In the comics, Shatterstar's father the alien Longshot had the same uncanny luck powers as Domino, which Shatterstar himself manifests on occassion.
When Rob Liefeld found out Josh Brolin (one of his favorite actors) was cast as Cable, he stated "I jumped 12 feet in the air, maybe higher".
Deadpool playing boombox to Colossus is reference to John Cusack in Say Anything... (1989). In fact, it's the same song John Cusack plays; Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes'.
Simon Kinberg stated about doing the sequel, "It has to tonally and stylistically be as fresh and original [as the first film]. That's a big challenge especially because they had 10 years to gestate on the first movie and we don't have that kind of time on the second movie. That's the biggest mandate going [into] the second film... we have to resist the temptation to make it bigger".
When we first see Blind Al, she is listening to an old time radio program starring Jack Benny. The scene is probably the most famous of Benny's career, the "Your Money Or Your Life" sketch. Benny is also listed in the music credits because he is humming "I'm an Old Cowhand" at the beginning of the scene.
In the music video for the film's original song from Céline Dion, "Ashes", Wade references Titanic (1997) and after seeing Céline is probably too good for his stupid movie suddenly realizes "God, I should have asked N Sync". Céline also confuses Deadpool for Spider-Man. Céline only goes up to eleven.
Naturally, fighting a killer cyborg from the future results in several jabs at Terminator, including calling Cable "John Connor".
The X-Men mansion set they used was the same mansion in Victoria, British Columbia that was used as a shooting location for X2.
Michael Shannon was considered for Cable, but dropped out due to scheduling issues.
Things got more intense for Zazie Beetz once she slipped into Domino's tight, "wildly impractical" leather bodysuit: She fainted during one particularly elaborate fight sequence with a truck convoy, and even got burned by a stray shell casing during a shootout, which left a scar on her chest. That fierce level of commitment combined with charisma is what drew co-writer Rhett Reese to her immediately.
Josh Brolin revealed the strict diet required to get in the desired shape to portray Cable. He was husky at 210 pounds on his 5'10" frame before obtaining a lean, muscular 181 pounds for the film.
With a production budget of USD $110 million, this movie had a much higher budget than its 2016 predecessor at approximately USD $60 million.
The film makes several references to Deadpool's pansexuality. The first film was criticized for ignoring it.
Reynolds credits his wife Blake Lively for coming up with the phrase "shirt-cocking."
This film, along with The New Mutants (2020) and Dark Phoenix (2019), were filmed around the same time with New Mutants in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Dark Phoenix in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ryan Reynolds and the writers came up with the Sea Breeze joke when they were attending a wedding together.
Deadpool describes wearing a shirt and no pants as "Full Winnie-the-Pooh" a reference to the fact that Pooh is most often shown wearing only a red shirt and no pants.
Zazie Beetz began working out every day when she got the role, which required her to shoot guns and was physically demanding. Beetz chose not to shave her armpits in order to match the changing perception of the practice among the general public and to prove that it is "not something that is gross or shameful".
Production on the film was completed the same day that Dark Phoenix (2019) completed its production.
In the first film, after Deadpool breaks both his hands and a leg, and being handcuffed by Colossus and told that he'll take Deadpool to see Xavier, Deadpool asks; "McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are confusing". Well this film gave us an answer: It's McAvoy after Stewart played his final role as the Professor in Logan.
When Tim Miller dropped out of directing, the studio looked at David Leitch, Rupert Sanders, Drew Goddard and Magnus Martens to replace Miller as director. Leitch was chosen by the studio.
The Imax poster is a recreation of Care Bears art, with Deadpool and crew instead of rainbow colored bears.
The song Deadpool plays on the tiny boombox was originally Chicago's "It's Hard to Say I'm Sorry" before being shifted to Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."
Rob Liefeld - creator of the Deadpool character - personally campaigned for Jon Hamm to play Cable.
A Bustle article noted that Zazie Beetz's real strength was keeping up with Reynolds' rapid-fire wit: "She, you know, in the read and in the test she went toe-to-toe with Ryan and that's not an easy task, he's such a brilliant actor," [Screenwriter Paul Wernick] told IGN. "She kept pace with him and that's reason enough to see how that plays out over the course of the next movie and franchise."
There was a joke during the first conversation between Deadpool and Weasel that the studio forced the filmmakers to take out of the movie. Reynolds says it's the only thing they made them do during the making of the whole film.
Reese and Wernick preferred to use jokes in the film that only certain members of the audience would understand, though Reynolds would not allow some to be used if he thought not enough people would enjoy them (including a reference to golfer Davis Love III).
The introduction of Black Tom Cassidy at the 'Ice Box' is foreshadowing that Juggernaut is the 'monster'. In the comics and cartoon, Black Tom and Juggernaut are frequent partners.
Just like in the first film, Colossus is shown only in his metal form and not in his human form.
Cameo: Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick portray a news helicopter pilot and a news cameraman, respectively.
Promotions for the film's "Deadpool Core" mailing list had images of the cast in black and white wearing sweaters with their names on them, in the style of the outfits worn by various child performers in 'The Mickey Mouse Club'.
If Rob Delaney had said no to playing Peter, co-writer Rhett Reese was going to play the character.
According to Rob Liefeld, Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were on hand for a Q&A session immediately following the screening of the film. In the Q&A, it was revealed that the production filmed a potential post-credits scene of Deadpool urinating on the grave of Shatterstar.
The shoot in the mountains of British Columbia, of Deadpool rolling down the hill, was the last official day of shooting.
The movie's opening credits are styled like those of a James Bond movie, with Deadpool playing the role of both the action hero and the sexy 'Bond girls'. They also employ humourous / insulting descriptions of the production team members rather than their true names.
While the cameo of the X-Men was quite brief, some fans were quick to notice that Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, who is poised to take center stage in Dark Phoenix, was not a part of the cameo group scene. This instantly led to the theory that the reason Jean wasn't in the scene was because the character dies in the upcoming X-Men film which takes years before the events of Deadpool 2. However, Jean's absence from the scene wasn't subtle foreshadowing. In fact, the reason she wasn't alongside the rest of the X-Men is much simpler. In an interview with Den of Greek, director David Leitch revealed that it all came down to scheduling. "It might have been one of those things where we're up against it," he explained, "and it's like who's available that day. By the time we had to get the shot and get it down to us...we're grateful to have anyone we could get at that point".
Cable's highly customized rifle is made with parts from a Glock, AR-15, TDI Vector, a Barrett M82, an M203 Grenade Launcher, and an M1928 Thompson. He also carries a Walther PPQ Q5 Match, and a FN EGLM grenade launcher during his attack at the Ice Box.
Wine does not have gluten in it despite Deadpool joking to the contrary after Cable says the teddy bear is dirtied by his daughter's blood. The alternate joke from the scene is "Are you bear God, it's me Margaret" which is restored for the extended cut.
The locations used for filming many scenes in Vancouver, British Columbia, can be viewed using Google Maps. Dopinder in his cab, filmed in an alley running northeast from the Vancouver Art Gallery (the domed building in the background), Deadpool driving while bent over and cutting a bullet with a sword, near the intersection of West Georgia Street and Thurlow Street near the Trump Tower, Cable making a leap over colliding vehicles at the intersection of West Hastings Street and Burrard Street, and Bedlam punching and Deadpool racing on a motor scooter near the intersection of West Hastings Street and Hornby Street.
Yukio and Negasonic Teenage Warhead weren't originally in the third act, until the writers realized they needed to pay off that relationship and those characters.
The title card announces the film is "from the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada." despite being in a completely different genre.
The gold name card that Deadpool holds at the beginning of the movie for his next Target has some Chinese letters that translate to "Red Lotus". Red Lotus aka Paul Hark is a mutant enemy of the X-Men in the comics. Red Lotus also appears in Dark Phoenix (2019).
When Deadpool and the members of X-Force skydive out of the plane is a subtle nod as in real life Ryan Reynolds ironically has a fear of flying since he once went skydiving and parachute failed to open at the first attempt.
Shatterstar says his real name is Rusty, which Deadpool and Weasel agree is a terrible name. Rusty was actually a nickname for Russell Collins, who is traditionally a member of New Mutants and X-Factor. Shatterstar has also used the name Benjamin Russell.
As in the first film, Deadpool/Wade makes references to his resemblance to actor Ryan Reynolds.
Production staff in the fake credits include Jerrika Benton, Geordie Leforge, Blanche Devereaux, Ted E. Ruxpin, Wayne Campbell on camera 1 and camera 2, Tom Edison on lighting, boom: Goes the Dynamite, Dalton as security, Chim Chim, and Bug n' Parker.
Russell Collins is depicted as a young adult in the comics, but this version of the character is in his early teens.
Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects was hired to supply a CH-47 Chinook (s/n 90-00204) in the film. Scroggins made modification to the CH-47 and worked with SFX to rig it to a motion base (Gimbal). It would be the first time a real Chinook was placed on a motion base in a motion picture.
USA TODAY movie critic Brian Truitt, said that Zazie Beetz is the movie's "captivating standout," while others on Twitter have called for the character to get her own spinoff film. (To which co-writer Paul Wernick responds, "I don't see why not.")
Deadpool ends up teabagging someone's face. In the first film, one of Ajax's henchman was the unfortunate recipient. This time, Cable suffers that fate.
Ryan Reynolds revealed to Vogue, that it's difficult transforming into Deadpool, whose skin is scarred and warped from the torturous Weapon X program. "They rip up your face as they're coming off" he explained about the special effects makeup used to achieve the jarring look, "so I basically do whatever the lead artists tell me to do, including using this special moisturizer meant for burns. My product of choice, a $30 balm from Vitaminerals that includes Vitamins C, D, E A and panthenol to nourish my skin [it's a bit more intense]. When it came to the rest of his skin care routine, he's decidedly lower maintenance, "I work in showbiz, so I should go next level and have some really extensive, nuanced routine, but besides that, I don't. Sometimes on a super-cold winter day I'll steal whatever my wife has in her drawers and slather it on. I may not know exactly what it is, but I do make sure it says moisturizer, I'm not piling on products to help fight the aging process either, in terms of aging gracefully I never bemoan a birthday, we all want to be old people at one point, so you may as well enjoy getting there, I think it's sexy to embrace [aging], rather than combat it."
One of the film posters is a recreation of the iconic "water scene" from Flashdance, with Deadpool being showered in bullet casings instead of water.
In the Super Duper Cut, Wade when he regains consciousness after Cable knocked him out (and broke his collar) starts speaking Spanish - a nod to Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3.
The Bollywood music that Dopinder's car is playing is 'Yun Hi Chala Chal', a song from the soundtrack of the 2004 Bollywood movie Swades (2004) .
Josh Brolin's father played George Lutz in the original Amityville Horror (1977). In the Amityville Horror (2005) remake George Lutz was played by Ryan Reynolds who plays opposite Josh Brolin in this movie.
A vocal-only track of "You Can't Stop This Motherfucker" - the score playing over the climactic fight scene - plays over the last portion of the credits.
"Casting Cable was the most important thing this movie had to do", recalled Liefeld who followed all the casting rumors religiously, "I lived and died by whatever named leaked that day, I had ulcer upon ulcer." He recalls being told by longtime X-Men producer Simon Kingerg that Cable was an incredibly sought after role and Liefeld experienced that first hand when he started getting approached by talent managers hoping he could put in a good word for their actors (Liefeld reminded the managers that he does not cast movies). He wouldn't name any names but notes that at the time, some of the actors whose reps approached him sounded good for Cable while others not so much.
In the final seconds of the closing hand drawn credits that drop away, it briefly reveals an accurate hand drawn map of Vancouver, B.C. where much of Deadpool 2 was filmed.
The handgun Weasel holds on Cable is a double-barreled Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 - .45 ACP. basically a left-handed and conventional 1911 sandwiched together. It has two magazines, two barrels, and two ejection ports, but one really wide trigger and a wide hammer. The gun, which many view as a novelty, sells for between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on options.
Reynolds is a friend of Taika Waititi's and after seeing Hunt for the Wilderpeople, he knew that he wanted to cast Julian Dennison in Deadpool 2. He was the only actor who read for the role.
Deadpool regrowing his legs, is similar to the previous film in which he regrows his hand.
The motion control shot during the first action sequence in the hideout was meant to set a comic book tone. It took a full day to shoot.
WILHELM SCREAM: When juggernaut is swinging Deadpool around his head like a sack, you can hear the Wilhelm scream.
When Deadpool interacts with the child eating cereal who mentions he is just an X-Men trainee, Wade signs the cereal box as Ryan Reynolds while the box also has an image of Wolverine on it
The "kill baby Hitler" joke was originally a "kill Steve Harvey" joke. It's clearly funnier, but they decided they didn't need to be that mean.
Deadpool plays "X Gon' Give It to Ya" while attacking a Hong Kong gang, tells the filmmakers to cue first "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC when jumping out of a helicopter to attack a prison convoy, and later makes them cue "Welcome to the Party" by Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump when heading into the final battle. He also tells the film to play Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" as he slaughters criminals across the globe.
AC/DC song Thunderstruck was actually used first in Iron Man 2 (2011) as Tony Starks Theme when he attacks the mech men that attack the exposition.
The film's original release date was June 1, 2018, but it was changed to May 18, 2018.
The moped Deadpool rides to catch up to Domino at the prison transport truck is a Piaggio Vespa Primavera
Andre Tricoteux wore several metallic pieces including a helmet and chest plate as a visual reference. Kapicic provided the characters facial performance. The metal ridges were live textured by animators for the first film, but Framestore changed this to use a combination of shape movement and distortion so they could be more precise with the geometry of the lines.
One of the first things Cable does in the past is steal a six-pack of beer from two rednecks. In the comics, one of the first things he does is form a team called the Six Pack.
In the "Super Duper" cut of the movie, Ryan Reynolds is on the couch in the X-Men mansion reading the erotic novel "The Canadian Mounted". The same book John Candy reads in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" when Steve Martin spots him in the airport. Both John Candy and Ryan Reynolds are Canadian as well.
They once again use voice-over to open and close the film as it's an easy way to get sentiment and emotion. "And cheaper than shooting exposition," adds Reynolds.
They recorded the DVD commentary three weeks before the film opened in theaters and on opening day for Avengers: Infinity War.
David Leitch described the film's version of Domino as Zazie Beetz own "real fun interesting take".
Dopinder makes multiple references to Interview With A Vampire and, one of its stars, Kirsten Dunst. That film also stars Brad Pitt who appears in this film as The Vanisher
A Mossberg 500 shotgun with a field barrel is one of the shotguns used by the attendants of the Essex School. Deadpool briefly uses this shotgun when his dual Desert Eagles XIX run dry and obtains it after killing one of the Essex attendants with a brick.
The film features contradictory connections to the various films of the franchise, which Leitch acknowledged as confusing but said that the issue had not really been discussed during development since the Deadpool films are considered their own "entity" in a way, and the character of Deadpool allows them to be "flexible with the timeline, per se".
In May 2017, Fox was reportedly looking to use a post-credits scene at the end of Deadpool 2 to introduce several other members of X-Force who would go on to star alongside Reynolds, Brolin, and Beetz in an X-Force film
Cable is missing his telepathic and telekinetic abilities from the comic books, but is still a skilled solder with a cybernetic arm and lots of futuristic weapons and equipment
A painting of Cyclops which would have acknowledged that character as Cable's father was ultimately cut, but the Techno-Organic Virus that Cable is inflicted with and his daughter Hope are depicted.
Tyler Bates replaced Junkie XL as the composer, given he left the project following the departure of director Tim Miller.
When Russell talks to Juggernaut in his cell and leaves a tray of food, he suggests making a 'secret code'. He mentions a "Kaw-kaw" bird call, then tells himself that this would be 'stupid'. This is a reference to Pixar's movie Up (2009) in which the Russell's wild call is a "Kaw-kaw Roar". Both characters have the same name, are "chubby", and wear mostly yellow.
Bill Skarsgård's father Stellan has also appeared in other Marvel films as the character Erik Selvig.
It's not really clear if Juggernaut has been retconned into a mutant or not. While he is in a mutant prison, he doesn't have any form of depowering restraint, just a lot of very thick metal and concrete imprisoning him. He implies that Xavier is his brother, but the stranger parts of his backstory get no mention, despite Shatterstar's equally strange backstory remaining intact. Deadpool mentions several comics when he sees Juggernaut, but whether those are to be taken as canon or just more meta humor is unknown.
Deadpool has yellow X-Force jerseys made that appear to be based on the costumes from the X-Statix X-Force run.
The Metaphorgotten joke about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants being pure pornography is almost the same as a joke from the previous film, where the subject was the movie Cocoon (1985).
Deadpool is back with his twin Desert Eagle Mark XIX pistols in .50 AE. We can tell these are the .50-caliber versions instead of the .44 Magnum Deagles because the heavy barrels aren't fluted, Deadpool carries his twin Desert Eagle XIX pistols in a double thigh holster rig. Each of those guns weighs over 4.5 pounds EMPTY, so that's one serious gunbelt.
Although the film appears to be set in the reset timeline of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019), there have been online speculations and fan theories that Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018) do not take place in the exact same universe as the X-Men movies, but in their own universe due to Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) breaking-the-fourth-wall, interacting with the audience and mocking actor Hugh Jackman who played Wolverine in the X-Men films from 2000 - 2017. Given that the Deadpool films are largely a superhero parody, referencing itself as well as many other superhero franchises (since Deadpool is aware that he is a character in movies), many fans find that this does not mesh with the established X-Men universe that is clearly set in a self-contained fictional world separate from the other superhero franchises like the Avengers or the Justice League.
The X-Jet is a modified Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird stealth plane, very close to its original version in comics, also named Blackbird.
A PG-13 Cut Of the Film was Released in theaters December 12, 2018 and features over 20 minutes of new footage
To prepare for her role as Domino, Zazie Beetz trained for two months prior to shooting in Vancouver in 2017, devoting four hours a day to cardio, weight training and mixed martial arts.
Zazie Beetz was more interested in Disney films than comic film adaptions, she stated in an interview, "I was a musical/Disney girl growing up, I liked Mulan (1998), Pocahontas (1995), The Sound of Music (1965), Singin' in the Rain (1952)-- I was much more in that direction than the comic-book universe."
When talking about the sadistic orderlies at the Orphanage, Wade refers to one of them as "Jared Kushner", the son in-law of President Trump, who is an avid watcher of the Fox News Channel.
Marvel Entertainment artist Alexander Lozano shared a look at early Cable concept art created for a version of Deadpool 2 that would have been directed by Deadpool's Tim Miller. Lozano, who served as character designer and storyboard artist on Deadpool, premiered the concept art on Instagram and ArtStation. The designs depict the metal-armed mutant with a bulkier appearance and wielding "a more futuristic" weapon. Since Miller exited the sequel citing creative differences. Cable, a mercenary from the future who frequently teamed with Deadpool in the Marvel comic books, eventually made his way into the live-action X-verse as played by Josh Brolin under new director David Leitch. Makeup artist Bill Corso previously shared a look at an unused prop crafted for Cable's cybernetic arm, depicting his diseased-looking skin -- meant to reflect the effects of the techno-organic virus, an affliction previously carried by Cable's comic book counterpart that saw his fleshy parts overtaken by mechanical-like material. That look, which carried an eerie red glow, was abandoned because it was "deemed too Terminator looking."
Wade quotes lyrics from George Michael's "Careless Whisper" and then laments Michael's passing away. Weasel and Dopinder then have to hide from Wade the fact that David Bowie had passed away the previous year.
Alicia Morton's version of "Tomorrow" from the film plays both during flashbacks of Cable's family and Deadpool's sacrificial hit.
When Wade tells Weasel his Yentl/Frozen theory and says "but nobody fucking realizes it" one of them mentions how he always waits for the punchline that will never again hear the light of day. There was originally a joke there, but the studio "forced" them to cut it. "I was so heartbroken when they made us take it out," says Reynolds.
"This is the toilet paper manifesto," says Reese as the sequence featuring the two rednecks discussing the merits of Baby Wipes comes from his own belief that they are superior for cleaning rear ends. "He's converted many of us."
The neon lighting that was present in John Wick and Atomic Blonde can be seen throughout the film.
The final bus confrontation between Cable and Deadpool was shot during additional photography.
The license plates on the cars in the movie resemble British Columbia plates in that they feature blue writing on a white background with a centered picture of a waving flag. The movie plates show a USA flag in place of a BC flag, however; and the plates are not purportedly issued by any state of the USA, instead featuring the words "Forever Free" above the flag.
Domino's handgun is a two-tone gold-plated Beretta 92FS, she also uses a modified two-tone Armscor BXP submachine gun fitted with a bayonet. The BXP is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the mid-1980s by the South African company, Milkor Ltd. Due to international arms embargoes against South Africa due to apartheid, the country was forced to design and manufacture its own firearms. The BXP was intended for use by security forces.
"We have a rule that's one fart joke per movie," says Reese, before being devastated to learn that it's been cut from the film. It's added back for the extended cut.
While the Ice Box is from the comics, its depiction as a high-security prison where mutants are given power-inhibiting Slave Collars make it resemble the island prison of Genosha.
Deadpool says "Do NOT go in there!" which is a direct reference to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
The credits refer to Colossus as "Tin-Man" a reference to The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Colossus is shown in his metal form.
The Thanksgiving 2017 poster with Deadpool, Cable and the rest of the cast sitting around the table as Deadpool brings out a turkey is based on the "Freedom From Want" painting by Norman Rockwell.
Ryan Reynolds played Seth in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996) where he made mention of the show in the movie Deadpool 2 (2018). Producer and Author Mike Sims is a big fan of the Deadpool movies and works with a writer of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), Barney Cohen on the TV pitch The Lazarus Game.
When fans went to the cinema to watch Deadpool 2 earlier this summer, many were surprised to see Juggernaut on the silver screen. The classic X-Men villain -- who, coincidentally enough, was played by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds -- almost had a fight with an all-too-familiar face. Concept artist Alexander Lozana, Juggernaut was originally set to travel to Yancy Street to fight none other than the Fantastic Four. Taking to Instagram, Lozana shared his concept art of the first family as they were set to appear when Tim Miller was still attached the the project. "Tim Miller was very precise when it came to the description of The Thing," Lozano wrote. "He wanted to make sure that I orient myself in the design as close as possible to the comic template to finally give us, the fans, what we always wanted to see on the big screen, It may sound surprising, but the supposedly simple task turned out to be a major challenge after several failed attempts than originally assumed - for the sake of my reputuation, I will spare you all those design errors."
Every line Reynolds says as Deadpool is repeated on film so the effects team at Weta can map the expressions onto the animated mask.
The climatic showdown between Deadpool, Cable and Russel is set to the song "Tomorrow", from Annie. Specifically from the 1999 Disney Made-for-TV Movie version, The Wonderful World of Disney: Annie (1999).
While Fox gave the sequel a June 1, 2018 release date, Leitch wanted to ensure that the film "was worthy of a summer tentpole movie, and we knew we were going to be wedged in between some big films", specifically wanting to expand the action and make the general feeling of the film "bigger" than the first one. However, he wanted the film to have the same DNA as the original "in terms of the tone, and the fun ... I love that challenge" of combining that with the increased scope. The film uses Deadpool's fourth wall-breaking to reference this release period, with Leitch calling these comments "definitely fresh and timely when they come up".
Deadpool wakes up Colossus at the X-Mansion by playing music from an iPhone held over his head in reference to the most famous scene of Say Anything... (1989).
Yukio was a clairvoyant character from The Wolverine (2013) in the former X-Men timeline. Here she appears as a member of the X-Men, but instead of ability to foresee a person's death as shown in The Wolverine, she displays the lightning powers of Noriko Ashida a.k.a. "Surge". Vanessa after she dies takes on aspects of Death, mostly being the person that Wade meets up with for advice and sex every time he dies. Rusty seems to grow up into the X-Men films' version of Daemon, a pyrokinetic mutant villain from Bishop's future in the comics Cable time-travelling to kill a mutant child to prevent the Bad Future is reminiscent of Bishop post-Messiah Complex, during which he tries to kill the infant Hope Summers, believing her to be the actual cause for his own Bad Future.
White and Grey morality; Colossus's arc in the film seems to be learning that things are not as simple as his "The Paragon/Idealistic" idea of being a hero seems to be. Deadpool points out how unrealistic this kind of heroism really is and manages to get him to fight dirty during his battle with Juggernaut (to impressive effect) and even gets him to swear as a last request from a dying Deadpool.
DMC guards are armed with Kel-Tec KSG shotguns with a Magpul RVG foregrip - 12 gauge
In Deadpool 2 the super duper cut, at precisely 1:15:21 as Domino (Zazie Beetz) is parachuting over the Convoy there is a painted mural on the building on the right of and in honor of Stan Lee, the true Superhero.
End credits presented as Deadpool's "blueprints," with a Deadpool drawing matching its respective credit (I.e. with a camera for cinematography, or dressed as another character).
Zazie Beetz coincidentally was born in the year 1991, the same year Deadpool was created and also when Ryan Reynolds started his acting career.
The arsenal inside Deadpool and weasels headquarters during the team assembling includes Vickers Mk1 with ribbed water jacket - .303 British Lewis Gun - .303 British. RPG-7, and a Maxim machine gun.
There are references made to Interview with a Vampire and at one point Wade calls out, "You're my Kirsten Dunst!" One of Ryan Reynold's early film roles was in Dick, starring Kirsten Dunst, in a scene where he makes out with her character.
When Bedlam explains his Brown Note powers, Deadpool compares him to the Dave Matthews Band. In the Spanish translation he speaks about a more known musician in Spain: Bunbury.
When Wade sneaks into Blind Al's apartment, she's listening to The Jack Benny Program. In particular, it's the famous "I'm Thinking It Over!" scene, known for getting the biggest laugh in radio history.
When Wade is talking to Weasel in the bar, he explains he has to be "selfless." Ryan Reynolds starred in the movie Self/less (2015).
Josh Brolin portrayed two different Marvel characters in theaters at the same time: Cable in "Deadpool 2" and Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity war". In one scene of DP2. Deadpool actually called Cable Thanos.
T.J. Miller described the sequel as, "even more weaselicious", than the first. He noted that Reynolds and the writers had "really put the time in on the script" to meet their own expectations for the sequel as well as those of fans.
The shot of the X-men mansion as Wade is being dragged down the steps by Colossus, is the same shot used in the movie Masterminds with Vincent Kartheiser, and Patrick Stewart who of course plays Charles Xavier in the X-men movies.
During the credits a drawing of Deadpool is shown, wearing a plain white leisure suit. The writing underneath says: "Pool. Deadpool" - a clear nod at James Bond.
Logan director James Mangold still had not seen the Wolverine music box gag at the beginning.
When asked how she manages to stay calm even while shooting a blockbuster and performing its subsequent publicity demands, Zazie Beetz offered a bit of zen: "Go back to your roots, avoid chemicals, and try to activate and think of your whole mind and body as one."
In middle school, Zazie Beetz idea of a "superhero movie" was Charlie's Angels (2000).
Wade Wilson's (baby) leg crossing scene is a reference to Basic Instinct (1992), which Cable responds "Is that really necessary?" To which Weasel responds "It's his basic instinct." Josh Brolin previously starred in Hollow Man (2000) which was directed by Paul Verhoeven, who directed Basic Instinct (1992).
Like with the previous movie, this sequel doesn't start at the beginning, but with Deadpool's suicide attempt. Then it backtracks to show how he's reached this lowest point.
Deadpool has a habit of getting Peter's name wrong, with Peter himself or someone else quick to correct him.
The first official synopsis mentions Mayberry, the setting of The Andy Griffith Show, and the flux capacitor from Back to the Future.
Dopinder explains his desire to become a contract killer using an extended Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) metaphor involving Kirsten Dunst, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Originally, Firefist slapped a power dampening collar onto Deadpool, and Leitch came up with the idea of Deadpool putting it on himself.
Russell says he's a gangsta like Tupac. Also doubles as an Actor Allusion to the actor's previous role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Deadpool 2 stars both Jack Kesy and Robert Maillet, who also starred together in The Strain as Gabriel Bolivar and The Master respectively.
Reynolds said about voicing and motion-capturing Juggernaut in the film as, "our dwindled budget."
In the "The Trailer" trailer Dopinder is listening to "All Out of Love" by Air Supply as Wade escapes an army of criminals. A song that Ryan Reynolds is familiar with.
The mutant inmates of the Ice Box were going to be explored more by having Cable breaking into the prison cause their power dampening collars to malfunction. This was removed from the script due to not being feasible within the film's budget. Leitch fought to include more aspects of Cable's backstory in the film after the writers chose to mostly ignore it due to it being convoluted.
Most of the main characters in this film carry or use a weapon. The exceptions being Russell (Firefist), Colossus, Juggernaut, the Headmaster and orderlies, and Vanessa.
Peter needs very little prompting from Deadpool, to go home after he realizes the danger of the mission he signed up for.
One of the movie posters for the PG-13 version "Once Upon a Deadpool" has caused controversy among the Mormons and Christians in Utah, for replacing Jesus Christ in the Second Coming painting by Harry Anderson, and putting in Deadpool as a parody of the Second Coming. There's even an online petition for having it removed due to claims for its sacrilegious themes.