EVERYTHING YOU EVER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT .... DEADPOOL (2016)


The serum Wade is injected with can be seen to have drops of blood in it, a reference to Deadpool's healing factor stemming from Wolverine's.

During a talk at Google, Ryan Reynolds revealed that the taxi driver character "Dopinder" was named after "a really cool guy" he knew in elementary school, who died when he was hit by lightning. It was meant to be a tribute to him.

Ryan Reynolds' full body makeup took eight hours to apply. Once it was on, he was not able to sit or lie down.

Ryan Reynolds has said that Deadpool will be the last comic book character he will ever portray. However, he is open to Deadpool sequels and/or cameos.

Ryan Reynolds was allowed to keep his Deadpool costume after filming had completed (he didn't ask to, nor did he give anyone the chance to take it from him).

First R-rated movie to open above $100 million at the U.S. Box Office.

Ryan Reynolds has said that there are over one hundred references throughout the entire film, including easter eggs, pop-culture references, cameos, and direct hits at other Marvel films.

In an interview, writer Rhett Reese stated that Negasonic Teenage Warhead wasn't always intended to be in the film. Other X-men such as Cannonball were considered, but they eventually used Negasonic Teenage Warhead because they "liked her name better."

On April Fool's Day 2015, Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter that the film would be rated PG-13, which prompted fan backlash as the Deadpool character often swears and commits acts of graphic violence. Later that day, Reynolds confirmed that it was a prank and the film would be R rated.

In the scenes where he is dealing with the stalker pizza delivery guy, Wade is wearing a T-shirt with a portrait of Bea Arthur on the front. This is a reference to the fact that in the comics, Deadpool has an affection for Bea Arthur and The Golden Girls (1985). According to Ryan Reynolds on the Blu-ray commentary track, it cost 10.000$ (which went to charity) to get approval to use the image.

While filming, Ryan Reynolds visited sick kids, via Make-A-Wish foundation, as Deadpool.

The Deadpool costume originally had a muscle layer underneath but it had to be removed: Ryan Reynolds was so muscular, the costume was not only too tight for him, but it made him look overlarge.

The film was shot in 48 days.

In the trailer and in the film, Wade Wilson requests, "Don't make the super suit green--or animated!" This is a reference to Ryan Reynolds' previous role as the DC superhero Green Lantern (2011), in which, as stated, the green suit was a special effect rather than an actual costume for Reynolds to put on. This is also a crude reference to that film's director, Martin Campbell, who he did not get along with. He pokes even more fun at the costume in a deleted scene on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.

This film had a lower budget than any of the X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, or Captain America movies.

In the original comic books, Deadpool garnered his healing factor from an experiment involving a sample of Wolverine's blood. This allowed him to survive further experimentation, but cannot heal any prior scarring, nor the cancer afflicting him (It progresses as fast as he can heal).

After Vanessa and Wade have skee-balled and are trading in their winning tickets for prizes, a large stuffed dog wearing a Deadpool attire can be seen hanging behind the counter. This refers to the alternative universe Dogpool, a canine experimented on similarly to Wade with the same results. Dogpool is a member of the Deadpool Corps and Deadpool's eventual canine companion.

Ryan Reynolds was involved with revising the script with the writers. Cast members were allowed to improvise in some scenes.

In the comics, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is actually a telepath and precognitive mutant. Her abilities were changed for the film due to the fact that the writers felt that by having explosive powers, it would fit more with her name.

In the Marvel comic books, Vanessa is a shapeshifting mutant that goes by the alias of "Copy Cat."

The film was released in February 2016, exactly 25 years after Deadpool's first appearance in New Mutants #98.

Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of current times, "I think Deadpool's coming along at the right time, because it's speaking to that generation that has seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all; it's speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them. It's like watching a DVD commentary by someone who's got some pop-culture savvy and is kind of funny and a little obnoxious and is saying the things that you wouldn't say."

After being captured by Colossus on the bridge, Deadpool is told he is being taken to the professor, in reference to the leader of the X-Men, Charles "Professor X" Xavier. Deadpool responds, "Which one, McAvoy or Stewart?" as in James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart, both of whom have portrayed Professor X in previous X-Men movies, including simultaneously in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Wyre was initially going to appear as a henchman to Ajax/Francis, but was cut primarily for budgetary reasons as his powers required complicated visual effects. Cable was considered for an appearance as well, but it was decided that he would work better in the sequel, which is said to have him as a main character.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has been open about the fact that he took the name for the character from the final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988).

When Gina Carano did the junkyard fight scene, she was more worried about spiders than anything else, even her stunts.

On Halloween, Ryan Reynolds dressed up as Deadpool. Footage of this can be seen on YouTube and is included in the special features section on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead was named after a song by the rock band Monster Magnet.

In the opening title sequence, a wallet can be seen floating through the air. As it does, a photo comes out of Ryan Reynolds in his Green Lantern (2011) costume.

In the opening credits, there is a People Magazine floating around with the headline "Ryan Reynolds: Sexiest Man Alive." It is an actual issue of the magazine that featured Reynolds as the "Sexiest Man Alive" (2010).

Wade Wilson was named as a homage (read as stolen from) Slade Wilson, AKA the mercenary Deathstroke, from DC Comics. His fourth wall breaking antics would seem to have been inspired by DC Comics' Ambush Bug, a character with a similar costume that premiered in 1982 and is best remembered for adding some strange humor to typically dour superhero books of the late seventies and eighties.

This is Ryan Reynolds's fifth time in a comic book movie, and his second time playing Wade Wilson. He was previously Marvel's Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004), Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Hal Jordan in DC's Green Lantern (2011) and Nick Walker in Dark Horse's R.I.P.D. (2013).

Deadpool mentions that he looks like he was "bitten by a radioactive shar-pei." In one issue of the Deadpool comic, Deadpool states that he looks like a cross between Ryan Reynolds and a shar-pei.

Ryan Reynolds stated in an interview that the very first thing that they put in the script was "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton. This was the song used in the opening credits of the movie.

When Wade and Vanessa wish each other "Happy Lent", Wade can be seen reading the autobiography of Mario Lopez.

Wade and Vanessa compare stories of their childhoods, each trying to out do the other with stories of how bad they had it. This is a homage to the sketch "The Four Yorkshiremen", originally performed in 1967 by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman in At Last the 1948 Show (1967) and later performed by Monty Python.

Early in the film, Deadpool has an altercation with a pizza delivery guy. The pizza boxes he is delivering are marked "Feige's Favourites," a nod to Marvel President Kevin Feige.

China refused to grant a certificate so the film could be shown in the country. While China's film import market is best known for supporting or blocking films based on how they present Chinese characters and stories (where applicable), that was not a factor with "Deadpool;" China also often censors out extreme violence, profanity, and sex from movies before release, and this film contains a large amount of all three. While the Chinese censors did consider such an edit here, they ultimately decided that the cuts needed to make "Deadpool" into a general audience picture would make it incomprehensible, and thus decided not to have the film in Chinese theaters at all.

Producer Simon Kinberg stated in an interview that Olivia Munn auditioned for the role of Vanessa Carlysle, and that audition resulted in Munn being cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

Grossed $132.8 million in its domestic opening weekend, becoming the first R-rated film to open over $100 million and breaking the twelve-year-old R-rated weekend record held by The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

To prepare for the film Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) hired a swords master to train him.

The Starbucks cup seen at the beginning of the film had "Rob L" written on it, a nod to Rob Liefeld.

There was going to be a running gag involving Wade and the other bar patrons betting money on how Amy Winehouse would die. This was cut because Winehouse actually did die sometime after the script was written, making the joke both irrelevant and possibly insensitive.

In the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Deadpool doesn't wear his trademark red costume but appeared as a disfigured bald man that is naked above the waist with his mouth sewn shut. He also possesses two retractable katanas in both forearms. As a reference to this prior film, there is a scene that briefly features this modified Deadpool as an action figure.

The business card used by the Recruiter (Jed Rees) reads only 555-0199. This is the same number used as Lester Burnham's business line in American Beauty (1999). Wade Wilson makes constant reference to the Recruiter being a pedophile.

The shot-up targets in Deadpool's bedroom are RCMP firearms qualification targets. Ryan Reynolds' father and brother are Mounties.

The oddly named strip club in the film, No.5 Orange (read as Number Five Orange), is an actual strip club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The pizza delivery stalker scene is taken directly from issue #10 of the 2008 run of Deadpool's comic, the only difference being that in the movie it took place before Wade became Deadpool, while in the comic he was in costume.

Ryan Reynolds has confirmed this is his favorite film of his own as he got to improvise in several scenes.

The highest grossing R-rated film worldwide with a gross of $775 million, eclipsing the $742 million gross of the previous record holder The Matrix Reloaded (2003). In the United States it is the second highest grossing R-rated film, with a gross of $363 million, behind The Passion of the Christ (2004) ($370 million).

Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of his wit, "He's funny and acerbic and a little bit of a head case. But he's also not trying to be liked, he's intentionally trying to annoy everyone."

Director Tim Miller has plans for a sequel.

The taxi cab, operated by Dopinder, that transports Deadpool to his fight scenes has an advertising banner atop the roof saying, "Need a Hero."

Tim Miller's feature directorial debut.

The soundtrack harks back to Michael Jackson's "Beat It," but not through sampling. Composer Junkie XL created Deadpool's score using real and simulated versions of '80s synthesizers, including the Synclavier used in "Beat It." Holkenborg liked that the classic synthesizer sound was originally imposing and portentous, but sounded silly and weird to modern audiences--the perfect sound for a superhero parody.

After X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), there was a plan to make a sequel where Deadpool would return. However, due to the mixed reviews and poor box office, the idea was dropped and revised into this quasi-reboot with the same actor Ryan Reynolds.

Daniel Cudmore, who portrayed Colossus in X-Men 2 (2003) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), turned down reprising the role in this film. He was replaced with Andre Tricoteux. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing motion capture work while another actor dubbed over his lines.

The castle that is used for the Xavier school in this movie is also used in Smallville (2001) (2001-2011), Disney's Descendants (2015) (2015), Arrow (2012) (2012- ) and Big Time Movie (2012) (2012).

Instead of conventional opening credits, the producers, main actors, writers, and director are all identified at the beginning of the movie by epithets such as "some douchebag's film," "produced by asshats," starring "God's perfect idiot" (accompanied by a shot of Ryan Reynolds's "Sexiest Man Alive" People Magazine cover) "a hot chick" (Morena Baccarin), "a British villain" (Ed Skrein), "a gratuitous cameo" (Stan Lee), and "a CGI character" (Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus), written by "the real heroes here" (Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick) and directed by "an overpaid tool" (Tim Miller).

Ed Skrein (Ajax/Francis) is a massive comic book fan, so being able to do a movie like this was his dream come true.

"The city that rhymes with fun" is the unofficial slogan for Regina, Saskatchewan. The real slogan is "The Queen City". Ryan Reynolds also filmed the movie Just Friends (2005) in Regina.

According to Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool was definitely pansexual.

When Deadpool fights in the warehouse naked. Wayne Brinton said "You have to put in a penis", so they made a digital penis in those scenes. With Ryan Reynolds approval. Ryan wore a skin suit T-shirt and leggings used by dancers.

Marvel characters Cannonball and Garrison Kane were deleted from subsequent rewrites of the script, with the latter specifically being omitted due to budgetary concerns over the required CGI for his cybernetic arms, and the former being omitted due to concerns he would have been a "stupid hick character."

The opening credits was originally a placeholder, but Tim Miller found the parody titles funny enough to put in the movie. As a bonus, due to no actual names being in it, the filmmakers were not required to abide by guild rules about crew and actor credits.

Ed Skrein, who plays Ajax/Francis, describes the film as a "revenge story from both sides."

To prepare for her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Brianna Hildebrand trained in Muay Thai for a few months.

Ryan Reynolds's wife Blake Lively is often on planes where Deadpool happens to be playing, which she compared to torture because of the love scenes. She said their daughter hugs the screen and says "Dada" thinking it's FaceTime.

The most successful R-Rated movie ever.

When Deadpool breaks his hand after attempting to punch Colossus, he exclaims, "Oh, Canada." This is a reference to Wade Wilson's Canadian origin. "O Canada" is the national anthem of Canada.

Nicieza St. is an exit on the highway listed. This is a homage to Deadpool writer/co-creator Fabian Nicieza.

At one point in the movie, Deadpool says, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a girl ..." This is a nod to Notting Hill (1999), where the line is reversed.

Director Tim Miller fell in love with the song "Mera joota hai Japani" when he had heard it at a New Zealand pub. During filming, he thought of using the same Indian song that he had heard in the pub, long ago.

When Weasel and Wade are trying to come up with a nickname for Wilson, one of the names said is "Scaredevil". This is clearly a reference to another Marvel character, Daredevil, who Deadpool has come into contact with in the comics.

Like co-star Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin has played both DC and Marvel Comics characters. Before portraying Vanessa Carlysle, she voiced the character of Talia Al-Ghul in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Son of Batman (2014), a role she reprises in Batman: Bad Blood (2016). Baccarin also played Dr. Leslie Thompkons, the love Interest of Jim Gordon on FOX's Gotham (2014) and was the voice of the artificial intelligence Gideon on the CW's The Flash (2014). Also, was the voice of Black Canary on Justice League Unlimited.

The film's domestic opening weekend gross set a new record as the largest opening weekend ever for a first-time director. Before making this film, Tim Miller had previously directed two short films, Aunt Luisa (2002) and Rockfish (2003), and worked in visual effects for various video games. The previous record holder was Chris Miller, co-director of Shrek the Third (2007), which opened with $121.6 million.

Upon further inspection of the Deadpool list in Weasel's bar, with the exception of Weasel's choice of Wade Wilson and Wade Wilson's J. Boothe, the rest of the names are famous celebrities. Listing in APA format (starting with the left column, from top to bottom):

Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen, Kanye West, (Wade Wilson), Vladimir Putin, (J. Booth), Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, Judd Nelson, Lil' Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Ned Beatty, Rob Liefeld, Ozzy Osbourne, Amanda Bynes, Arnold Palmer.

Despite the R rating, Ryan Reynolds had entertained children sick with cancer while shooting this film and put some of them in small roles in the film.

Early drafts of the script featured a joke where it would have been revealed that Deadpool's mask was actually a store-bought Spider-Man mask that had been turned inside out. This was presumably cut due to potential legal issues (as Spider-Man's film rights were owned by Sony and later Disney).

A 13 year old terminally ill fan from Edmonton named Connor McGrath had requested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to attend the special event for Deadpool (2016) in January which ended up turning out to be one of the two special screenings in New York and Los Angeles for the fans. He couldn't make it due to the severity of his illness. Ryan Reynolds heard his story, traveled to Edmonton, and surprised him with a private special screening of the film. It is said by Reynolds that the boy was the first person to have ever seen the film. They kept in touch until Connor's passing a few months later. Reynolds paid tribute to him on his social media pages.

Colossus is 7 ft. 6 inches in the film, but his actor Andre Tricoteux, is only 6 ft. 10.5 inches.

Dopinder's romantic rival, his cousin, is named Bandhu. "Bandhu" is actually the Hindi word for "Friend".

When Colossus is first seen, eating cereal and watching a news report about Deadpool, he is in the same room Wolverine and Bobby Drake (Iceman) were in when Xavier's School got attacked by William Stryker in X-Men 2 (2003), which also features the first live action appearance of Colossus.

The boots Deadpool wears are black Nike SFB's, a popular boot worn by US Armed Forces. Or Tactical 5.11 Flyweight boots.

When 20th Century Fox refused to pay the writers of the film, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, for onset input, Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own pocket for them to be onset to look over the film. Reese stated, "We were onset every day. Interestingly, Ryan wanted us there, we were on the project for six years. It was really a core creative team of us, Ryan, and director Tim Miller. Fox, interestingly, wouldn't pay for us to be on set. Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own money, out of his own pocket."

Deadpool as originally created was just a clone of the DC Comics character Deathstroke by Rob Liefeld (one of the most harshly criticized comic "creator"s to come out of the widely bemoaned image era of the nineties comic boom). It wasn't until other writers and artists applied their spin on the character that he became the Deadpool his fans know and love.

In June 2010, Robert Rodriguez was approached to direct, but he turned it down for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011).


The film recouped it's $58 Million Dollar budget in the first two days of its release.

After the film's success, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. had congratulated Ryan Reynolds over Twitter. Evans and Downey in particular even went as far as to jokingly fight over Reynolds' team affiliation for their film, Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Wade asks Ajax if his real name is Basil Fawlty. This is the name of John Cleese's character in the TV show Fawlty Towers (1975).

Ryan Reynolds reprised his role for a internet video by the YouTube Channel Screen Junkies called "Honest Trailers: Deadpool".

In May 2000, Artisan Entertainment announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment to co-produce, finance and distribute a film based on Deadpool. In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct.

The scene in which Deadpool breaks his hands and leg, after attempting to punch and kick Colossus, is inspired by a similar scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) where King Arthur battles the black knight. King Arthur cuts off the black knight's limbs one after the other but the black knight keeps fighting back.

Filming for Deadpool started in March 2015 in Vancouver.

This is the first X-Men movie where neither Wolverine nor Professor X appear in the flesh. At most, both are mentioned, and Wade wears a cutout of Hugh Jackman's face as a mask.

Counting the opening credits, there are a total of 23 fourth wall breaks in the film.

Ryan Reynolds began his acting career in 1991, also the year Deadpool was first introduced in the comics.

When Ajax and Angel Dust are about to leave the bar, Weasel quips, "Have fun at the midnight screening of Blade II (2002)". Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King in the third Blade film, Blade: Trinity (2004).

Negasonic Teenage Warhead's appearance is significant in debut in three ways: one, it is the debut of the actual character in a live-action movie; two, it is the film debut of Brianna Hildebrand; three, it is the first-ever live action debut of an original character created by writer Grant Morrison.

Stan Lee jokingly said that his biggest complaint about his cameo (as a DJ in the strip club) is that he didn't get to spend enough time with the strippers.

In the scene where Wade is leaving his friends to do battle with Ajax/Francis at the scrapyard, there is a statuette on a shelf or mantle behind Blind Al. It is the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award (or a duplicate) from the '60s anthology, Laugh-in where the hosts gave out the weekly award. It depicts a 'finger gun' with a bandage or wings on the index finger.

In the comics, Angel Dust (Gina Carano) is a natural mutant who can augment her super-strength with a temporary rush of adrenaline. This causes lines to appear on her face and she tires or exhausts herself shortly afterwards.

In the film, she is a mutant whose powers were artificially boosted much like Deadpool's. Plus, she is far more powerful in the film and does not seem to rely on an adrenaline boost. However, in a nod to the comic version there are moments when Angel Dust is clearly tiring in her fight with Colossus as if she has reached the limit of her powers.

Tim Miller's debut as a feature film director. However, his company, Blur Studios, was involved in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ahead of the production of the first Iron Man (2008) movie, Marvel was concerned that their younger fan-base would not know who Iron Man was, and hired Blur to produce shorts demonstrating that there was a man in his suit, that he used gadgets and technology, and that he was a respected friend of more familiar Marvel characters.

The paper mask that Wade wore to hide his face after removing his trademark mask was the face of Hugh Jackman. Ryan Reynolds previously worked with Jackman in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).

Bob was originally meant to be the actual Bob from HYDRA, but a combination of the film's limited budget and possible legal action from Marvel forced the writers to take out any explicit references to HYDRA.

Before the climax fight, Deadpool says, "Time to make the chimi-fuckin'-changas!" Chimichangas are also Deadpool's favorite food in the comics.

Deadpool was given an inventor assistant in the late '90s comic books called "Weasel." T.J. Miller's character Weasel combines traits of this character, with Deadpool supporting character "Patch."

Placed #1 at the U.S. box office for its first three weeks of release, until being dethroned by Zootopia (2016) in the first week of March 2016.

Ed Skrein (Ajax) is the second Game of Thrones (2011) actor to appear in a X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) being the third.

Wade, at one point, talks about Liam Neeson. Neeson had a supporting role in the fifth Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988)

The film's working title was "Wham!", named after George Michael's former group. Wham's album, Make It Big, and George Michael's solo song, "Careless Whisper", appeared in the movie.

According to Tim Miller, the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a PG rating at one point.

There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.

Wade makes reference to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Though the WNBA celebrated its twentieth year in 2016, the Monarchs folded after the 2009 season. This and other references imply that the movie was not set in 2016, when the film was released (such as a not-so-serious reference to it being the "Year of the Dog," which last occurred in 2006). He later calls the recruiter "Jared" and the word "foot long" is mentioned. This is a reference to Jared Fogle, the former Subway restaurants spokesman who was arrested for molestation charges. This reference implies the movie is in fact set in 2015-2016. Wade quips about the recruiter being a pedophile in their first talk at the bar.

Announced on February 13, Gina Carano joined the cast as "Angel Dust."

Taylor Schilling, Crystal Reed, Rebecca Ritters, Sarah Greene and Jessica De Gouw were considered for the role of Vanessa Carlysle.

In February 2014, David S. Goyer was hired to direct, but by August, he had gone on to work on other films.

Both Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin have starred alongside actor Nathan Fillion; Reynolds in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), and Baccarin in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005). Fillion is rumored to be considered for the role of Cable in an upcoming movie.

A song from the soundtrack is a revised version of the "Deadpool Rap" which was made for the film by 'Teamheadkick' and has lyrics changed to fit the movie's plot.

Brianna Hildebrand did a rock playlist to get into Negasonic Teenage Warhead's frame of mind.

Colossus' height in the comics is 6'6" as flesh and 7'5" as metal. Stand-in Andre Tricoteux is 6'8" tall (two inches taller than the human height) whilst voice actor 'Stephan Kapicic' is 6'4" (two inches shorter than the human height). Tricoteux wore 8-inch heels, making him an inch shorter than Colossus' metal height. His predecessor, Daniel Cudmore, was 6'7" tall, an inch taller than Colossus' human height.

During the fight on the highway there is an exit for Parker Avenue; Deadpool has often teamed up/been against Spider-Man aka Peter Parker.

When Colossus is giving his 4-5 moment speech to Deadpool to convince him to spare Ajax/Francis if you look closely you can see Deadpool give Francis a slight head nod, showing they both find Colossus annoying.

The film takes place in the reset timeline of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

Ryan Reynolds was already a huge fan of the character Deadpool long before this movie was considered by the studio. He got his chance to play Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and deeply dislikes the way that film portrayed him. He decided to produce this film as both a way to satisfy his own desire to play his favorite comic book character, and as an apology to other fans who were disappointed by the previous film.

Other pitches for the end credits included a 1980s Knight Rider (1982) style version, and an Honest Trailers version done by the actual crew of the web series.

The song "Careless Whisper" is referenced throughout the film as being performed by Wham!. This was confusing for a lot of audience members outside North America and Japan because in the rest of the world the song was released as the first solo single by George Michael.

As Colossus is dragging a handcuffed Deadpool, Deadpool says "Dead or alive, you're coming with me". A reference to RoboCop (1987). Being as Colossus is in his metal form.

The dream about Liam Neeson that Wade had was in reference to the film Taken (2008), and its two subsequent sequels, which starred Neeson.

In the film, Deadpool repeatedly refers to Negasonic Teenage Warhead as Sinead. This is a reference to singer Sinead O'Connor who the characters hair cut is similar to. This could also be a nod to Deadpool's repeated reference to the characters brooding personality as Sinead O'Connor's song Nothing Compares 2 U is considered one of the most depressing songs of all time.

This is the second Marvel movie to reference a DC franchise, the first being Spider-Man (2002).

Taskmaster was in the script at one point, but, was cut for being too expensive, especially since Marvel still owns the rights for him.

Deadpool's reference to the movie 127 hours was cut down slightly to take out a reference to star James Franco, whom he referred to as Harry Osborn. This was done to avoid contention with Sony who still held the rights to Spider-Man at the time.

The mask's eye pads are completely removable and come out with the push of a button on the back of the head. There are also different eye pads with wider eye openings for action scenes.

Olivia Munn tried out for a role and didn't get it, which is how she ended up on Fox's radar for X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

This is the eighth Marvel movie that has shown nudity in some manner. The other Marvel Movies are Hulk (2003), Blade: Trinity (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Incredible Hulk (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Adam Berg emerged as a top contender to direct.

Ajax was a warrior in Greek mythology.

Colossus is only seen in his metal form throughout the movie.

A few days after it was released on DVD and Bluray, the film dethroned The Revenant (2015) in DVD/Bluray sales. Coincidentally, both films are distributed by 20th Century Fox and are rated R.

According to a Q&A with Taylor Hickson on Twitter, the film went under a codename of an 80's band, which Hickson wouldn't disclose (presumably since the sequel may go by the same name.)


Cameo 

Rob Liefeld: the creator of Deadpool, a customer at the bar; Wade (not Deadpool, because at this point in the movie, he was only Wade Wilson) addresses two people: "Buck... Liefeld"

Stan Lee: a DJ at the strip club.


Spoilers 

Throughout the film, Deadpool accuses the studio of not having enough money to pay for several elements in the movie. In fact, Fox Studios cut seven million dollars out of the film's budget at the last minute, necessitating several rewrites. Items cut from the film included a motorcycle chase between Wade and Francis, the addition of more named villains, and several action sequences. In the latter instance, the fights were scaled down by having Deadpool forget to bring his ammo and gun bags.

A three-minute test reel was shot in January 2012 in an attempt to convince the heads of the studio to move forward with the movie. On August 1, 2014, the footage was released to the public, and based on the overwhelmingly positive response from fans, the film finally began production. The footage was so popular that part of it was recreated for the actual film.

Towards the end when Deadpool is fighting the soldiers, he stops for a moment when he recognizes one of them as "Bob". Bob, agent of HYDRA, is a recurring character in Deadpool comic books, who is a cowardly sidekick type character and is often reluctantly forced to aid Deadpool in his escapades. The HYDRA aspect of the character was removed for obvious licensing reasons.

During a scene in the lab, Ajax suggests sewing up Wade's mouth to shut him up. To this, Wade replies "Oh, I wouldn't do that if I were you." This is a reference to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) where Wade Wilson's mouth is sewn shut. Which drew the ire of comic book fans everywhere, including Reynolds himself.

When Deadpool is sawing off his hand, causing his blood to spray in the face of Colossus, he says, "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." This is the title of a coming of age book by Judy Blume wherein the central theme of the story is a teenage girl getting her first period.

While trying out different uniforms to wear, Deadpool wears a single eye mask that slightly resembles that of Slade Wilson (Deathstroke). This is a nod to the actual Deathstroke character, Slade Wilson, from whom Deadpool's creator borrowed heavily in his original vision of the character.

When Ajax/Francis brings Vanessa to the top of the helicarrier prior to the end battle, she is wearing a red coat with white trim. This is Wade's jacket that he can be seen wearing at the beginning of the film. Vanessa had kept it and used it regularly even after Wade left her and she presumed him dead.

At one point, there is an X-Men Origins Deadpool toy, which we can hear Wade say, "My most prized possession!" at which the toy is cast aside and we see he is talking about his Wham! album. This is a nod to how poorly the X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) version of Deadpool was received.

At the very end of the credits, Deadpool wears a dressing gown and mimics the post-credit scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), in which he speaks directly to the audience and tells them to go home because the movie is over. During his speech, he informs the audience that the character Cable will be included in the sequel and will possibly be played by Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren or Keira Knightley - because, "She's got range."

Hugh Jackman can be seen twice throughout the movie. First on the cover magazine and the second when Deadpool is wearing Jackman's face, from the magazine, near the end of the film when he takes off his mask. Deadpool himself slightly mentions Wolverine once, by using a word that rhymes with "Wolverine" ("Polverine").

The ammo bag that Deadpool fills with firearms that is later forgotten in the final battle is a nod to Deadpool's unlimited weapon and ammo satchel in Marvel Comics.

At the beginning of the movie, Deadpool narrates that he had to do some unspeakable things to get his own movie to a person whose name rhymes with "Polverine." He then proceeds to do an Australian accent impersonation, talking about something Down Under. Hugh Jackman has had a major role in getting this movie made, according to Rhett Reese in an interview to Yahoo! Movies.

When Wade Wilson is being taken to begin the experimental healing process, there is a glimpse of Marrow, leader of the Morlocks, sitting up with her back turned.

Deadpool refers to himself as "your friendly neighborhood pool guy," a direct reference to Spider-Man being called "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.", who he often collaborates with in the comic books.

Greg LaSalle, who did face capture work of Colossus, found it difficult to perform the character vomiting after Ajax gets his head shot. LaSelle had to hyperventilate, as well as tense his body, to get his face to react.

During the final fight scene, the carrier that Ajax and Deapool are fighting on is actually a destroyed Helicarrier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

At the strip club, Weasel says to Wade Wilson about Vanessa to "Go get her, Tiger," which is what Mary Jane Watson would say as an endearmeant to Marvel superhero Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man.

The X-Mansion, AKA the "Xavier School," can be seen twice. Deadpool himself visits it to recruit two X-Men members, Colossus and Negosonic Teenage Warhead. They are the only X-Men members to be seen outside the school. Deadpool jokes about only having these two members by the studio not having enough money to show more X-Men members.

The villain Taskmaster and a Wolverine cameo were originally in the script, but both were written out.

Hidden Mickey: When Deadpool goes to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (X-Men Mansion) to get the X-Men's help, a hidden Mickey can be seen in the hedge garden.

While on the freeway with Ajax and Colossus, once Ajax escapes on the bike, Colossus shackles Deadpool and he can be heard to say "Dead or alive you're coming with me". This is a line from RoboCop (1987).

In a scene in the cab, Wade Wilson refers to the X-men as a 'boy band'. In Iron Man 2 (2010), Tony Stark also refers to The Avengers as a 'super-secret boy band.'

Stan Lee revealed, at Megacon, that his cameo in a strip club, was not actually in a strip club. Lee was in a studio box, which was edited in the strip club scene. He then sarcastically stated that he was "damn mad about it".

This is the first film in the revised X-Men timeline taking place in present day.

There was going to be a sequel hook revealing that Ajax was actually just a puppet working for Doctor Killebrew, the real mastermind behind the experiments that mutated Wade.

The two handguns that Deadpool uses are IWI (Israel Weapon's Industries) Desert Eagle's Mark XIX.50 Action express.

In the after credits scene, Deadpool refers to the character Nick Fury from the marvel universe.

Cable almost made it into the movie, but it was decided that his introduction would work better in a sequel. This is hinted at in the end credits.

Patch originally appeared in the script as a bartender, and would have been strangled to death by Wyre when Ajax and his men stormed the bar. His role was ultimately given to Weasel.

During the highway fight scene, Deadpool gets shot in the ass, to which he remarks, "Right up Main Street!" The filming location of this scene is on the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver, Canada. Later on, as a handcuffed Deadpool is being dragged by Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead towards the X-Jet, you can see that the jet is parked just before an off-ramp from the highway. In real life, this off-ramp leads to Vancouver's Main Street.

In the extended Deadpool montage on the blu-ray outtakes, Deadpool can be seen turning in multiple gold cards to collect on numerous jobs at Sister Margaret's. One of the targets named on those cards is "Mumford and Sons."

The handgun Blind Al gives to Deadpool/Wade which he later uses to kill Ajax with is a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 with pearl grips.


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