It’s in the air, it’s in random posts in your social media feed, it’s all over YouTube: Deadpool is coming and while the first screening reactions have gone from enthusiastic to somewhat reserved, the hype-train is still chugging along at maximum speed as February 12th is inching ever closer. In keeping with the grand tradition of pop-culture movie leaks, we have information regarding both post-credit sequences in the movie and we are going to reveal them to you…right now.
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The sequences are in the same meta-style humorous approach of the Daniel Way tradition of Deadpool, as an obvious tone-nod to the superhero’s fans. The first sequence pops up relatively early in the credits sequence, with Deadpool showing up dressed in a bathrobe, standing in the middle of a corridor that looks a lot like Ferris Bueller‘s house in the 80’s deconstructive teen movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. During the sequence, Deadpool stares at the audience and discreetly lets them down with:
“You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Oh, you were expecting a teaser for Deadpool 2. Well, we don’t have that kind of money. You were expecting Sam Jackson to show up with an eyepatch and a saucy little leather number? Go. Go.”
Alright, so this is a dirty little jab at Disney, but at least you have to give the development team credit for their effort, especially considering the string of flops when it came to FOX‘s cinematic superhero universe. We are guessing that the idea behind the first sequence came after the board of directors asked Ryan Reynolds to ‘break it gently to the nerds’ and we’re guessing he went right along with it. Then, he probably stuck around the studio until all the grown-ups were gone so they could film the second sequence, which features Deadpool running right back to the camera from where he left off and saying:
“Oh! But I can tell you one thing, and it’s a bit of a secret. The sequel? We’re gonna have Cable. Amazing character: bionic arm, time travel. We have no idea who we’re going to cast yet, but it could be anybody. Just need a big guy with a flat top. Could be Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Kiera Knightley — she’s got range — who knows? Anyway, big secret. Shh. Oh, and don’t leave your garbage all lying around. It’s a total dick move. Go.”
He then darts back out of the frame, just before popping back in and going:
In a reference to Bueller’s classic soundbyte. The video has, unfortunately, been taken down by FOX‘s team of legal hacker-ninjas so we only have a screenshot to show for our basic-level internet sleuthing, but we trust that swarthy, hard-boiled nerds will provide it readily, twenty minutes after the movie premieres officially.
Alright, with all the hype and hubbub behind us, how does the Reynolds –inspired sequel promise hold up? Well, the actor has gone into great detail about the possibility of a sequel, possibly involving the X-Force and even director Tim Miller has gone on record, saying that:
“There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable…if we don’t put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail.”
Now as for the casting choices? We think Mel Gibson would make for a fantastic Mister Sinister, especially if the movie serves as a nod to his role as an antagonist in the anti-hero’s own game by High Moon Studios and how Deadpool drove him to near-bankruptcy, what with killing all his clones. Dolph Lundgren would make for a far better choice for Cable, especially considering that the original concept art for the character looks an awful lot like the 80’s action-film underdog. We are tentative with recommending Miss Knightley, however, as she does not seem to have an affinity for pouches and lacks the blocky 90’s jaw required to pull off the role. If we had a say in the matter, we would probably run with Danny Trejo, if only so he can add his own ‘devil-may-care’ attitude even as he causes another international incident while kicking Deadpool‘s as with a projected psychic afterthought.