We all had a great time watching the teaser for Deadpool 2 that was attached to Logan last weekend. While having nothing at all to do with what the hotly anticipated follow-up to Deadpool will actually be—it’s just a teaser after all—it did offer a nice glimpse at Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) trying to do the right thing but utterly failing because of silliness. And while a simple three-and-a-bit minutes on the Fox backlot certainly scratched our Deadpool itch, it also tossed in several Easter eggs that savvy fans have been picking up on…including savvy fans in our editing department!
The above video gives a breakdown of these Easter eggs and what they might in fact mean. Most notably, graffiti written on and around the phone booth and neighboring wall reference characters tied to Deadpool, notably Nathan Summers (a.k.a., Cable, who has yet to be cast) and possibly even Hope Summers, another member of X-Force. Wade also walks by a movie theater showing Logan, a fun meta reference to both the movie this teaser played before, and the fact that Deadpool is obsessed with Hugh Jackman.
Two of my favorites are posters for Firefly being seen over Wade’s shoulder at one point—most likely due to Morena Baccarin appearing both in that series and in Deadpool, but might also hint at Nathan Fillion being cast as someone (we’re hoping)–and the fact that the tiny-font, fast-scrolling text at the end of the teaser is actually the entirety of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea. That’s pretty weird.
Did you catch any Easter eggs we missed? Are we on or off base with any of our picks? Let us know in the comments below!