Deadpool 2 absolutely lives up to the hype and standard of the hilarious first movie. Ryan Reynolds is perfect as Wade Wilson and the character’s alter-ego, the unkillable Deadpool. The movie is constant laughs, despite the fact that they expertly spun in a whole bunch of tear-jerking moments.
To put it bluntly, if you like laughing, you’ll love this movie. Whether it be star cameos, references to other movies, or just the typical fourth-wall breaking fun, Deadpool 2 delivers in a big way. Let’s take a look at the 10 funniest scenes, including one that practically had us in tears. Warning: Spoilers ahead!
10. Deadpool accuses Cable of being a racist
Cable | Fox
There is a very funny moment where Deadpool is introduced to “Black Tom Cassidy” in prison at the Ice Box. Of course, Black Tom is a white man, and Deadpool asks if his super-power is cultural appropriation. It’s a good joke about the Marvel tradition of characters with “Black” preceding their name, which signifies being a black sheep of sorts and has nothing to do with race or skin color.
What makes this even funnier is that, later, Deadpool accuses Cable of having killed Black Tom because he’s a racist. The best part about this joke is that it’s the one thing Deadpool does throughout the movie that really gets under Cable’s skin. At the very end, there’s one final, hilarious throwback where Deadpool’s goodbye to Cable includes a wish that he will learn to judge people by the merit of their character and not the color of their skin.
Next: Take that, Wolverine!
9. The Logan music box
Logan made a funny cameo in Deadpool 2. | 20th Century Fox
Through both Deadpool movies, there have been a lot of jokes at the expense of Wolverine. Although the character hasn’t actually appeared in either movie (in new footage, anyway), they’ve found a way to tie him in either through the occasional mention or a fourth-wall break with Deadpool explaining to the audience how he got his own movie.
No reference to Wolverine is better than the first image of Deadpool 2, which is of a music box depicting the X-Men character impaled on a log. It’s a reference to his death at the very end of Logan, which Deadpool goes on to mock again toward the end of the movie. But that’s not even the funniest reference to Wolverine!
Next: Our favorite X-Force member
8. Recruiting Peter
Peter in Deadpool 2 | Fox
The entire X-Force recruitment montage is excellent, with Deadpool and T.J. Miller’s Weasel looking over resume’s while interviewing potential heroes. But probably the absolute best one is Peter, the power-less, mustachioed, regular man who shows up simply because it sounds like fun. Of course, Deadpool adds him to the team.
That kicks off a stretch of hilarious moments of Peter and Deadpool, including his moment of regret when faced with jumping out of the airplane. Unfortunately, the one moment of true heroism from Peter goes unrewarded. When he attempts to save Zeitgeist from the woodchipper, Peter ends up dead. The good news is that Deadpool makes sure to right this wrong at the end of the movie.
Next: Plenty of Marvel references
7. All the Avengers references
Deadpool calls Domino “black Black Widow.” | Fox
There are a whole lot of excellent references to the Avengers in Deadpool 2. Probably the best — and hard to catch, given how quickly the line is delivered — is the moment in which Deadpool refers to Josh Brolin’s Cable as Thanos. This is, of course, a reference to the Marvel bad guy from Avengers: Infinity War that is voiced by Brolin. But there are several other great references as well.
Deadpool slyly refers to Domino as “black Black Widow” and Dopinder as “Brown Panther.” During his time in the Ice Box, Deadpool mentions that with the collar on his only power is unbridled cancer, and that if you gave him a bow and arrow he’s basically Hawkeye. Later in the Ice Box, he refers to Cable’s robotic arm as a “Winter Soldier arm.” And finally, while Deadpool is trying to take down the Juggernaut, he begins to do the Hulk lullaby from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Next: Aw, even Peter?
6. All the X-Force deaths
Some characters don’t make it out alive. | Fox
Deadpool 2 teased us with the creation of X-Force, featuring Terry Crews’ character, Bedlam, as well as Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, Vanisher (more on him in a moment), Peter, and Domino. Unfortunately, the tease was just that: a tease. After receiving warnings of a wind advisory, Deadpool still thought it was wise for the team to jump out of an airplane. The result was the death of everyone on the team but Deadpool and the ever-lucky Domino.
Of course, this won’t have an effect on the X-Force movie that is currently in the process of being written. It’s set to feature Deadpool, Cable, Domino, and probably a handful of others. But unfortunately it appears as though Terry Crews won’t be returning.
Next: Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
5. That crazy cameo
Brad Pitt | Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Speaking of Vanisher, you just knew that it was going to eventually be revealed that he was somebody of note. When the X-Force member jumps out of the airplane and lands right in the power lines, very briefly we see who it is playing the now-dead superhero: Brad Pitt.
It was extremely brief, and if you blinked you probably missed it. But it was a major payoff, thanks to Ryan Reynolds’ doing just a little bit of work. “The power of just asking,” Reynolds told ET’s Carly Steel. “Just ask, you never know!”
We’re glad he asked!
Next: Another cameo that nobody noticed
4. That not-so-noticeable cameo
Matt Damon shows up, but you probably won’t recognize him. | Angela Weiss/Getty Images
There was another major star to make a cameo in the movie, but this one wasn’t quite so noticeable. Thanks to some prosthetics and a whole lot of movie makeup, Matt Damon was hidden in plain site. Even still, the scene in which he appears with the similarly hidden Alan Tudyk is very, very funny. The pair are dressed up as rednecks sitting in the back of a pickup truck having a conversation, right before they unexpectedly encounter Cable.
The conversation they’re having? Damon’s character (named Dickie Greenleaf, after his The Talented Mr. Ripley character) is explaining to Tudyk the process of using toilet paper and baby wipes for that extra clean sensation. Cable, of course, knocks them out and steals their truck — and beer.
Next: A callback to the first movie
3. The cure for blindness
Blind Al is as funny as ever. | Fox
One of the funnier moments from the first Deadpool is Wade Wilson’s parting words to his roommate, Blind Al. After telling her that he loves her, he also stops to mention that there’s a whole bunch of cocaine hidden somewhere in the apartment right next to the cure for blindness. Deadpool 2 brings this joke back in one very laugh-out-loud moment.
When we first encounter Blind Al in Deadpool 2, Wade is attempting to break into the apartment unnoticed. He picks up a loose floorboard, revealing a couple of bags of cocaine sitting on top of a box marked “The Cure for Blindness.” It’s really quick, but the callback hits the mark.
Next: Get some, Brown Panther!
2. Dopinder’s first kill
Dopinder makes a return. | Fox
Deadpool 2 teased us all throughout the movie with Dopinder badly wanting to be a part of the team. At least, beyond his current role of driving the getaway cab. Dopinder wants to be a contract killer, just like his hero, Deadpool. All the while, Wade and Weasel keep Dopinder on the backburner, giving him slightly more menial tasks like mopping up Wade’s urine at the bar.
This comes to a head a few times, first with Dopinder losing his mind at Peter being added to X-Force. But the best and funniest moment is at the very end, when Deadpool resolves to leave the headmaster alive and allow karma to get him. Within seconds, here comes Dopinder to run him over with the cab. Absolutely brilliant.
Next: The No. 1 funniest scene in Deadpool 2
1. The mid-credits montage
Negasonic Teenage Warhead | Fox
The absolutely funniest scene from Deadpool 2 has to be the mid-credits montage, which is also the very final scene in the movie. After Negasonic Teenage Warhead is able to fix up Cable’s time-traveling device, Deadpool takes it upon himself to right some wrongs. First, he goes back and saves Vanessa and Peter from dying earlier in the movie. It may have been cheap retconning, but we’re supporting bringing both characters back for future movies.
But that’s not even the funniest part. Deadpool 2 brings in footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine to make light of Reynolds’ debut as Deadpool, which was critically panned. But before Origins Deadpool could begin his fight with Wolverine, our Deadpool comes out from the side and puts a whole bunch of bullets in Origins Deadpool.
To right one final wrong, Deadpool also goes back and puts a bullet in Ryan Reynolds’ head just as the actor is receiving the script to the movie that he’s sure will be his big break: Green Lantern. If you weren’t laughing during the Deadpool 2 mid-credits montage, you probably didn’t enjoy yourself at the movie theater.
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