Deadpool's Best Easter Eggs And Pop Culture References

By Dirk Libbey 3 months agodiscussion comments
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We knew we were in for a very different superhero movie when Deadpool finally made it to the big screen. We knew it would be violent and vulgar and that Deadpool would break the fourth wall, but the first solo movie from the Merc with the Mouth doesn’t just break the fourth wall, it beats the fourth wall to death in a back alley and steals its wallet.

Deadpool makes more pop culture references than we could count, but we did our best and made a list of every easter egg, in-joke, and reference that the movie dishes out. They came so fast that we may have missed a few, and if we listed every last one we’ll be here all week, but we broke them down into their basic categories and we’ll touch on our favorites. Let us know your favorite ones in the comments on each section, or ones that slipped through the cracks. We promise there won’t be any plot spoilers here, but we will spoil the jokes, so if you haven't seen the movie, be warned.

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Green Lantern References
If you’ve been following the comic book movie scene for awhile now you’ll know that Deadpool is not exactly Ryan Reynolds’ first rodeo. Back in 2011, he was supposed to the guy who launched the DC cinematic universe when he starred in Green Lantern. It did not go well. The movie was a complete bomb. Reynolds does not shy away from his old alter ego as one of the few images you see in the film during the opening credits is a photograph of a guy dressed as Green Lantern. Later, when beginning to undergo the treatment that will eventually make him Deadpool, he begs that his super suit not be green or animated. He’s been down that road before, and the movie takes every opportunity to poke fun at it.
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