Deadpool prides himself in breaking the fourth wall to address the audience. It is the franchise’s greatest trademark when Deadpool makes us realize that he knows he is a comic book character that the writers are forcing to dance to their tunes. Almost every time he opens his mouth, if it is not a hilarious comment or comeback then it is Deadpool referring to the other Marvel Superheroes (end even the DC Superheroes) within the movie. Not your typical goody two shoes spandex wearing Boy Scout, the Deadpool franchise’s very foundation is based on including comic book trivia within its frames. Several movies and superheroes were referred to in the first movie and also in the sequel, which featured even more comic book Easter eggs that the first one. But if you think you had figured out everything there is to know about Deadpool 2’s comic book references, we urge you to think again. Presenting – Deadpool 2 had references to MAJOR MCU superhero you completely missed!!!
SPOILER ALERT – Minor Spoilers for Deadpool 2 up ahead. Enter at your own risk….
Deadpool took jabs at every major superhero in the movie. He mentioned Black Widow, took digs at Black Panther and the Wolverine, and who could seriously forget the ‘Zip it, Thanos!!’ moment. He even shouted “I am Batman” on screen. Who seriously in their right minds does that!!! We will tell you who is crazy enough to call out the name of Batman in a Marvel movie – Deadpool!!! But wait!! The comic book reference train in Deadpool 2 does not just end up there. There is way more than we bargained for. And it all comes down to Deadpool’s third and final act in the sequel to the 206 movies.
In the third and final act of Deadpool 2, Cable, Domino and Deadpool team up to stop Juggernaut and Firefist from destroying the Orphanage and stopping the latter from becoming the genocidal maniac that kills Cable’s family in the future. When they find themselves completely overwhelmed by their opponent’s sheer might, they finally manage to get some help. Colossus, who had been in bad terms with Wade Wilson since the movie’s beginning, comes to aid Deadpool 2 in battle. He has brought Yukio and Negasonic Teenage Warhead with him. And that is when Deadpool screams: “Go get ‘em, Tiger!!!”
In case you still cannot figure it out, this is a clear comic book reference to Spiderman, one of Marvel’s greatest superheroes.
The expression is closely associated with the 1960’s Spiderman issues, where it was used in pretty much every issue. But if you are a fan of Tobey Maguire’s version of Spiderman, you could still point out the fact that Deadpool was referring to Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 2. In the ending moments of Spiderman 2, when Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker reveals himself to be Spiderman to Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson, Police Sirens sound off in the distant. As Peter Parker heads off to fight the bad guys, Mary Jane is heard saying “Go get ‘em, Tiger!”
This may not be the best and brightest of the references to Spiderman but given the sheer subtlety this Easter egg holds, we are forced to admit that this could be a stroke of absolute genius. And provided the hilariously awesome relationship dynamic between Spiderman and Deadpool in the comic books, this could just be the gold mine we were hoping for. Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of Spiderman is still considered the best of the lot. Ryan Reynolds is considered the best (and only) Deadpool actor. It was a match made in heaven.
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Deadpool 2 is now in theaters. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable — a genetically enhanced soldier from the future — Deadpool realizes that he’ll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry.