‘Deadpool’ Easter Egg Features Actual Celebrity Dead Pool

As you probably picked up from the movie, which quickly became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all-time, the iconic anti-hero of Deadpool choose his superhero(?) name as a clever take on the actual “dead pool” that is a running bet at Sister Margaret’s Home for Wayward Girls bar.

You may recall that Weasel (T.J. Miller) had actually bet on Wade Wilson, mercenary for hire, to bite the big one before he was turned into the unkillable-burn-victim-mutant Deadpool. Sorry Weasel, no cash for you!

Now that the movie is available for rent or purchase via digital download (before DVDs hit the shelves), fans were able to freeze frame the dead pool board and see who else was the odds-on-favorite to meet their maker. Turns out, a lot of the bets were made on real life celebrities.

Via 20th Century Fox


Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen, Kanye West, Wade Wilson, Vladimir Putin, Ryan Reynolds (who plays Deadpool), T.J. Miller (who plays Deadpool’s friend Weasel), Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, Judd Nelson, Lil’ Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Ned Beatty, Rob Liefeld (Deadpool creator), Ozzy Osbourne, and Amanda Bynes all make the list.

Since Wade Wilson didn’t actually die in the movie, and neither did anyone else on the list, perhaps the dead pool will make another appearance in the sequel.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.