18. Les Misérables
In addition to its opening scene, Deadpool 2 gets another crack in at Hugh Jackman, but in a much more subtle way that only eagle-eyed viewers were likely able to spot. When Deadpool is outlining his plan to the X-Force, he draws up an intricately detailed mission blueprint using crayons. Russell, the pyromancer delinquent Wade is determined to save, is designated as “Prisoner 24601” on the blueprint. If you’re a big musical fan, you’ll recognize this as the number of inmate Jean Valjean, the protagonist of Les Misérables, who was played by none other than Hugh Jackman in the 2012 film adaptation (a role, it should be noted, that earned Jackman an Oscar nomination).
17. All Those MCU And DCEU References
Even though Deadpool 2 isn’t officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was with the amount of references Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the film’s writing team were able to cram into the movie (we’re kind of amazing Marvel signed off on it all to be honest). It makes sense too, since Deadpool is a character who is supposed to be aware of everything taking place inside and outside his own comic — or in this case, movie — universe. We saw a bit of this in the original movie and the fact the final battle was set in and around a downed S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, but Deadpool 2 somehow has more nods to the MCU than all of the entire Marvel Netflix shows combined (don’t quote us on that).
We hear Wade dismiss Domino as “black Black Widow,” describe Cable as a “grumpy old f***** with a Winter Soldier arm,” and dubs Dopinder as “Brown Panther” after he notches his first kill in the film’s final moments. However, the best of the bunch is easily Deadpool’s attempts to subdue the Juggernaut with the Hulk Lullaby, telling the big brute “the sun’s getting real low…”
There are also a number of shots fired against the DC Extended Universe (including a moment when Deadpool comments on how dark everything’s getting, wondering aloud “Is this the DC movie universe?”) but the best bit is arguably his simple two word response when Cable asks him who he is: “I’m Batman.”
https://www.cbr.com/mcu-dceu-conspiracies/ Source: CBR