Deadpool 2 is getting rave reviews from the critics and the audiences are also loving it! Directed by David Leitch, it is the sequel to the 2016 R-rated superhero flick (that was made by Tim Miller) under the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds returns to play the wise-cracking mutant with super-regenerative skills and a tendency to break the fourth wall and go meta.
Deadpool 2 has been praised for being an improvement on the first movie in terms of plot and character development. Fans are also going gaga over the movie for its ton-loads of cameos and Easter eggs, some of which have takes us completely by surprise. It also boasts of the best post-credit scene in recent times, so make sure you don't miss out on that!
Talking about cameos, we have here a list of seven such surprising appearances in the movie, a couple of which you won't recognise even if you have already watched Deadpool 2. BTW, if you haven't watched the movie, you are entering SPOILER territory!
The X-Men from First Class trilogy
When Colossus brings Deadpool to the X-Men mansion, the latter complains about how he only sees the steel-bodied mutant and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the mansion. As he keeps jabbering on about how the studios could not bring in popular X-Men, we get in a surprise when it is revealed that James McAvoy’s Professor X, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, Alexandra Shipp’s Storm, Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Kodi Smit-McFee’s Nightcrawler are in the adjacent room. However, before Deadpool is aware of their presence, an annoyed Beast closes the door.
When Cable (Josh Brolin) arrives from the future a la The Terminator, he meets two rednecks sitting at the back of a truck, discussing errr... toilet paper. Both of them are hardly recognisable, but if you find one of their voices familiar, it is because you have just heard Alan Tudyk of Firefly fame. Meanwhile, the other redneck happens to be...
Yes, Damon scores yet another surprising cameo in a row, after appearing as fake Loki in last year's Thor: Ragnarok. Only in Deadpool 2, he is completely unrecognisable under the prosthetics and it is only when Reynolds revealed in a post-release interview that we actually came to realise the actor is there in the movie.
The best cameo of the movie as well as in the recent times. When Deadpool hires mutants for his X-Force team, he comes across this invisible mutant called The Vanisher. When the start of the mission goes awry ('cos Deadpool failed to gauge the wind velocity while parachuting), Vanisher lands on an electric pole and gets electrocuted to death. During the electrocution, his face is revealed for a split second and it happens to be Pitt!
Okay, this reveal is not for an actor but for a popular X-Men character. Juggernaut, who was last seen in X-Men: The Last Stand, is brought in here to play one of the antagonists. Unlike the Vinnie Jones version in The Last Stand, here it is a completely CGI character voiced by an unrecognisable Ryan Reynolds himself.
Okay, this we expected! After so many digs on Jackman and Logan in both the movies, Hugh Jackman arrives as Wolverine in the post-credit scene. Only it is not a proper cameo, but a footage from X-Men: Origins - Wolverine, where Deadpool lands (thanks to time-travelling shenanigans) and then kills off his earlier version of the character. And then he goes on to kill...
...just before the actor signs the Green Lantern project. Give it to Reynolds for poking fun at the bad choices he made earlier in the career and ret-conning it in the craziest way possible!
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