12. The Goonies
Deadpool 2 makes several references to Josh Brolin’s other films, but The Goonies gets the most love. At one point, Deadpool refers to Brolin’s Cable as “One-Eyed Willie” on account of his glowing eyeball, though Brolin played a different character in the movie. Additionally, Wade is wearing a shirt during the scene where his legs are growing back that bears a striking resemblance to the one worn by Chunk (Jeff Cohan) in The Goonies.
11. Reference to Cable’s Mom
Though Cable’s story is presented in a rather straightforward way in Deadpool 2 — he’s come back in time to kill Russell as a child to prevent the deaths of his wife and daughter — his origins are pretty confusing, which is probably why the film doesn’t bother to get into it. You see, Cable a.k.a. Nathan Summers is the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey. He was born with a viral infection that turned his upper body into metal and he was sent into the future to be cured. However, he’s technically not Jean’s son, as Madelyne Pryor — the woman Scott married after Jean Grey was presumed dead — is his mother.
But of course, Madelyne is a genetic clone of Jean so Cable is still kind of Jean’s son and …yeah, it’s all a bit nuts. Why does any of this matter? Well, Deadpool 2 contains an Easter egg that seems to reference Cable’s mother. During the scene where the X-Force parachute into a chaotic wind storm, an ice cream van with the name “Pryor’s Treats” can be spotted. We’re not sure what kind of joke this name may or may not be making about Cable’s mom, but it’s there at any rate.