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During a talk at Google, Ryan Reynolds revealed that the taxi driver character "Dopinder" was named after "a really cool guy" he knew in elementary school, who died when he was hit by lightning. It was meant to be a tribute to him.
Ryan Reynolds' full body makeup took eight hours to apply. Once it was on, he was not able to sit or lie down.
Ryan Reynolds has said that there are over one hundred references throughout the entire film, including easter eggs, pop-culture references, cameos, and direct hits at other Marvel films.
After Vanessa and Wade have skee-balled and are trading in their winning tickets for prizes, a large stuffed dog wearing a Deadpool attire can be seen hanging behind the counter. This refers to the alternative universe Dogpool, a canine experimented on similarly to Wade with the same results. Dogpool is a member of the Deadpool Corps and Deadpool's eventual canine companion.
In an interview, writer Rhett Reese stated that Negasonic Teenage Warhead wasn't always intended to be in the film. Other X-men such as Cannonball were considered, but they eventually used Negasonic Teenage Warhead because they "liked her name better."
In the scenes where he is dealing with the stalker pizza delivery guy, Wade is wearing a T-shirt with a portrait of Bea Arthur on the front. This is a reference to the fact that in the comics, Deadpool has an affection for Arthur and The Golden Girls (1985). According to Ryan Reynolds on the Blu-ray commentary track, it cost $10,000 (which went to charity) to get approval to use the image.
Ryan Reynolds has said that Deadpool will be the last comic book character he will ever portray. However, he doesn't object to future Deadpool sequels and/or cameos.
Ryan Reynolds was allowed to keep his Deadpool costume after filming had completed (Technically he didn't ask to, nor did he give anyone the chance to take it from him. When 20th Century Fox found out about this, they honestly didn't care and just let him keep it).
While filming, Ryan Reynolds visited sick kids, via Make-A-Wish foundation, as Deadpool.
On April Fool's Day 2015, Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter that the film would be rated PG-13, which prompted fan backlash as the Deadpool character often swears and commits acts of graphic violence. Later that day, Reynolds confirmed that it was a prank and the film would be R rated. A rumor later stated that Fox was considering making the film PG-13, and he pulled this stunt to prove a point.
The serum Wade is injected with can be seen to have drops of blood in it, a reference to Deadpool's healing factor stemming from Wolverine's.
Became the first R-rated movie to have a three-day opening weekend of over $100 million at the U.S. Box Office. While films such as The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Passion of the Christ (2004) had earned well over $100 million by the end of their first full weekend of release, those movies had opened wide on the Wednesdays before the official opening weekend; 'Deadpool' only had some 7 pm to 10 pm screenings before its Friday wide release.
The Deadpool costume originally had a muscle layer underneath but it had to be removed: Ryan Reynolds was so muscular, the costume was not only too tight for him, but it made him look overlarge.
This film had a lower budget than any of the X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, or Captain America movies.
In the trailer and in the film, Wade Wilson requests, "Don't make the super suit green--or animated!" This is a reference to Ryan Reynolds' previous role as the DC superhero Green Lantern (2011), in which, as stated, the green suit was a special effect rather than an actual costume for Reynolds to put on. This is also a crude reference to that film's director, Martin Campbell, who he did not get along with. He pokes even more fun at the costume in a deleted scene on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.
When 20th Century Fox refused to pay the writers of the film, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, for onset input, Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own pocket for them to be onset to look over the film. Reese stated, "We were onset every day. Interestingly, Ryan wanted us there, we were on the project for six years. It was really a core creative team of us, Ryan, and director Tim Miller. Fox, interestingly, wouldn't pay for us to be on set. Ryan Reynolds paid out of his own money, out of his own pocket."
The film was shot in 48 days.
In the Marvel comic books, Vanessa is a shapeshifting mutant that goes by the alias of "Copy Cat."
Ryan Reynolds was involved with revising the script with the writers. Cast members were allowed to improvise in some scenes.
In the comics, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is actually a telepath and precognitive mutant. Her abilities were changed for the film due to the fact that the writers felt that by having explosive powers, it would fit more with her name.
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of current times, "I think Deadpool's coming along at the right time, because it's speaking to that generation that has seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all; it's speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them. It's like watching a DVD commentary by someone who's got some pop-culture savvy and is kind of funny and a little obnoxious and is saying the things that you wouldn't say."
There was going to be a running gag involving Wade and the other bar patrons betting money on how Amy Winehouse would die. This was cut because Winehouse actually did die sometime after the script was written, making the joke both irrelevant and possibly insensitive.
The film was released in February 2016, exactly 25 years after Deadpool's first appearance in New Mutants #98.
Wyre was initially going to appear as a henchman to Ajax/Francis, but was cut primarily for budgetary reasons as his powers required complicated visual effects. Cable was considered for an appearance as well, but it was decided that he would work better in the sequel, which is said to have him as a main character.
When Gina Carano did the junkyard fight scene, she was more worried about spiders than anything else, even her stunts.
After being captured by Colossus on the bridge, Deadpool is told he is being taken to the professor, in reference to the leader of the X-Men, Charles "Professor X" Xavier. Deadpool responds, "Which one, McAvoy or Stewart?" as in James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart, both of whom have portrayed Professor X in previous X-Men movies, including simultaneously in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has been open about the fact that he took the name for the character from the final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988).
A 13 year old terminally ill fan from Edmonton named Connor McGrath had requested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to attend the special event for Deadpool (2016) in January which ended up turning out to be one of the two special screenings in New York and Los Angeles for the fans. He couldn't make it due to the severity of his illness. Ryan Reynolds heard his story, traveled to Edmonton, and surprised him with a private special screening of the film. It is said by Reynolds that the boy was the first person to have ever seen the film. They kept in touch until Connor's passing a few months later. Reynolds paid tribute to him on his social media pages.
On Halloween, Ryan Reynolds dressed up as Deadpool. Footage of this can be seen on YouTube and is included in the special features section on the Blu-Ray copy of the movie.
The opening credits was originally a placeholder, but Tim Miller found the parody titles funny enough to put in the movie. As a bonus, due to no actual names being in it, the filmmakers were not required to abide by guild rules about crew and actor credits.
In the opening title sequence, a wallet can be seen floating through the air. As it does, a photo comes out of Ryan Reynolds in his Green Lantern (2011) costume.
In the opening credits, there is a People Magazine floating around with the headline "Ryan Reynolds: Sexiest Man Alive." It is an actual issue of the magazine that featured Reynolds as the "Sexiest Man Alive" (2010).
Deadpool mentions that he looks like he was "bitten by a radioactive shar-pei." In one issue of the Deadpool comic, Deadpool states that he looks like a cross between Ryan Reynolds and a shar-pei.
Despite the R rating, Ryan Reynolds had entertained children sick with cancer while shooting this film and put some of them in small roles in the film.
In the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Deadpool doesn't wear his trademark red costume but appeared as a disfigured bald man that is naked above the waist with his mouth sewn shut. He also possesses two retractable katanas in both forearms. As a reference to this prior film, there is a scene that briefly features this modified Deadpool as an action figure.
Ryan Reynolds stated in an interview that the very first thing that they put in the script was "Angel Of The Morning" by Juice Newton. This was the song used in the opening credits of the movie.
After the film's success, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. had congratulated Ryan Reynolds over Twitter. Evans and Downey in particular even went as far as to jokingly fight over Reynolds' team affiliation for their film, Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Negasonic Teenage Warhead was named after a song by the rock band Monster Magnet.
Wade Wilson was named as a homage to Slade Wilson, AKA the mercenary Deathstroke, from DC Comics. His fourth wall breaking antics would seem to have been inspired by DC Comics' Ambush Bug, a character with a similar costume that premiered in 1982 and is best remembered for adding some strange humor to typically dour superhero books of the late seventies and eighties.
Early in the film, Deadpool has an altercation with a pizza delivery guy. The pizza boxes he is delivering are marked "Feige's Favourites," a nod to Marvel President Kevin Feige.
To prepare for the film Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) hired a swords master to train him.
This is Ryan Reynolds's fifth time in a comic book movie, and his second time playing Wade Wilson. He was previously Marvel's Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004), Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Hal Jordan in DC's Green Lantern (2011) and Nick Walker in Dark Horse's R.I.P.D. (2013).
Producer Simon Kinberg stated in an interview that Olivia Munn auditioned for the role of Vanessa Carlysle, and that audition resulted in Munn being cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed this is his favorite film of his own as he got to improvise in several scenes.
China refused to grant a certificate so the film could be shown in the country. While China's film import market is best known for supporting or blocking films based on how they present Chinese characters and stories (where applicable), that was not a factor with "Deadpool;" China also often censors out extreme violence, profanity, and sex from movies before release, and this film contains a large amount of all three. While the Chinese censors did consider such an edit here, they ultimately decided that the cuts needed to make "Deadpool" into a general audience picture would make it incomprehensible, and thus decided not to have the film in Chinese theaters at all.
Grossed $132.8 million in its domestic opening weekend, becoming the first R-rated film to open over $100 million and breaking the twelve-year-old R-rated weekend record held by The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
The taxi cab, operated by Dopinder, that transports Deadpool to his fight scenes has an advertising banner atop the roof saying, "Need a Hero."
The pizza delivery stalker scene is taken directly from issue #10 of the 2008 run of Deadpool's comic, the only difference being that in the movie it took place before Wade became Deadpool, while in the comic he was in costume.
The shot-up targets in Deadpool's bedroom are RCMP firearms qualification targets. Ryan Reynolds' father and brother are Mounties.
The Starbucks cup seen at the beginning of the film had "Rob L" written on it, a nod to Rob Liefeld.
Ryan Reynolds is the first actor to be nominated for a Golden Globe for playing a Marvel character in this film.
The business card used by the Recruiter (Jed Rees) reads only 555-0199. This is the same number used as Lester Burnham's business line in American Beauty (1999). Wade Wilson makes constant reference to the Recruiter being a pedophile.
Early drafts of the script featured a joke where it would have been revealed that Deadpool's mask was actually a store-bought Spider-Man mask that had been turned inside out. This was presumably cut due to potential legal issues (as Spider-Man's film rights were owned by Sony and later Disney).
Instead of conventional opening credits, the producers, main actors, writers, and director are all identified at the beginning of the movie by epithets such as "some douchebag's film," "produced by asshats," starring "God's perfect idiot" (accompanied by a shot of Ryan Reynolds's "Sexiest Man Alive" People Magazine cover) "a hot chick" (Morena Baccarin), "a British villain" (Ed Skrein), "a gratuitous cameo" (Stan Lee), and "a CGI character" (Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus), written by "the real heroes here" (Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick) and directed by "an overpaid tool" (Tim Miller).
Ryan Reynolds describes Deadpool's "breaking the fourth wall" ability as a reflection of his wit, "He's funny and acerbic and a little bit of a head case. But he's also not trying to be liked, he's intentionally trying to annoy everyone."
The oddly named strip club in the film, No.5 Orange (read as Number Five Orange), is an actual strip club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tim Miller's feature directorial debut.
Ryan Reynolds's wife Blake Lively is often on planes where Deadpool happens to be playing, which she compared to torture because of the love scenes. She said their daughter hugs the screen and says "Dada" thinking it's FaceTime.
Daniel Cudmore, who portrayed Colossus in X2 (2003) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), turned down reprising the role in this film. He was replaced with Andre Tricoteux. Cudmore was unhappy with the idea of only doing motion capture work while another actor dubbed over his lines.
The soundtrack harks back to Michael Jackson's "Beat It," but not through sampling. Composer Junkie XL created Deadpool's score using real and simulated versions of '80s synthesizers, including the Synclavier used in "Beat It." Holkenborg liked that the classic synthesizer sound was originally imposing and portentous, but sounded silly and weird to modern audiences--the perfect sound for a superhero parody.
The castle that is used for the Xavier school in this movie is also used in Smallville (2001) (2001-2011), Disney's Descendants (2015) (2015), Arrow (2012) (2012- ) and Big Time Movie (2012) (2012).
After X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), there was a plan to make a sequel where Deadpool would return. However, due to the mixed reviews and poor box office, the idea was dropped and revised into this quasi-reboot with the same actor Ryan Reynolds.
This is the first X-Men movie where neither Wolverine nor Professor X appear in the flesh. At most, both are mentioned, and Wade wears a cutout of Hugh Jackman's face as a mask.
When Deadpool first meets Negasonic Teenage Warhead he asks Colossus if she's his sidekick, to which Colossus responds that she is a trainee; a reference to Stan Lee's dislike of sidekicks in his comics.
The highest grossing R-rated film worldwide with a gross of $775 million, eclipsing the $742 million gross of the previous record holder The Matrix Reloaded (2003). In the United States it is the second highest grossing R-rated film, with a gross of $363 million, behind The Passion of the Christ (2004) ($370 million).
When Wade and Vanessa wish each other "Happy Lent", Wade can be seen reading the autobiography of Mario Lopez.
"The city that rhymes with fun" is the unofficial slogan for Regina, Saskatchewan. The real slogan is "The Queen City". Ryan Reynolds also filmed the movie Just Friends (2005) in Regina.
Ed Skrein (Ajax/Francis) is a massive comic book fan, so being able to do a movie like this was his dream come true.
When Deadpool gets smashed into the headrest on a car he makes a quip about "rich Corinthian leather", this references an Old Chrysler Commercial with Ricardo Montalban.
Director Tim Miller has plans for a sequel.
When Colossus is giving his "4 or 5 moments to be a hero", speech to Deadpool to convince him to spare Ajax/Francis, if you look closely you can see Deadpool give Francis a slight head nod who also nods in agreement, showing that they both find Colossus annoying.
According to Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is definitely pansexual.
Marvel characters Cannonball and Garrison Kane were deleted from subsequent rewrites of the script, with the latter specifically being omitted due to budgetary concerns over the required CGI for his cybernetic arms, and the former being omitted due to concerns he would have been a "stupid hick character."
Ed Skrein, who plays Ajax/Francis, describes the film as a "revenge story from both sides."
To prepare for her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Brianna Hildebrand trained in Muay Thai for a few months.
The film's working title was "Wham!", named after George Michael's former group. Wham's album, Make It Big, and George Michael's solo song, "Careless Whisper", appeared in the movie.
When Deadpool breaks his hand after attempting to punch Colossus, he exclaims, "Oh, Canada." This is a reference to Wade Wilson's Canadian origin and Ryan Reynolds himself is also Canadian. "O Canada" is the national anthem of Canada.
Counting the opening credits, there are a total of 23 fourth wall breaks in the film.
Nicieza St. is an exit on the highway listed. This is a homage to Deadpool writer/co-creator Fabian Nicieza.
At one point in the movie, Deadpool says, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a girl ..." This is a nod to Notting Hill (1999), where the line is reversed.
Deadpool (2016) became the first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture-Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes.
Director Tim Miller fell in love with the song "Mera joota hai Japani" when he had heard it at a New Zealand pub. During filming, he thought of using the same Indian song that he had heard in the pub, long ago.
Ryan Reynolds reprised his role for a internet video by the YouTube Channel Screen Junkies called "Honest Trailers: Deadpool".
Before the climax fight, Deadpool says, "Time to make the chimi-fuckin'-changas!" Chimichangas are also Deadpool's favorite food in the comics.
Ryan Reynolds was already a huge fan of the character Deadpool long before this movie was considered by the studio, and read the comics for nearly a decade. He got his chance to play Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and deeply dislikes the way that film portrayed him. He decided to produce and finance part of this film as both a way to satisfy his own desire to play his favorite comic book character, and as an apology to other fans who were disappointed by the previous film.
There were plans for cameos from various other X-Men, including Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but the studio denied all of them for being too expensive.
The film's domestic opening weekend gross set a new record as the largest opening weekend ever for a first-time director. Before making this film, Tim Miller had previously directed two short films, Aunt Luisa (2002) and Rockfish (2003), and worked in visual effects for various video games. The previous record holder was Chris Miller, co-director of Shrek the Third (2007), which opened with $121.6 million.
When Weasel and Wade are trying to come up with a nickname for Wilson, one of the names said is "Scaredevil". This is clearly a reference to another Marvel character, Daredevil, who Deadpool has come into contact with in the comics.
In the comics, Angel Dust (Gina Carano) is a natural mutant who can augment her super-strength with a temporary rush of adrenaline. This causes lines to appear on her face and she tires or exhausts herself shortly afterwards.

In the film, she is a mutant whose powers were artificially boosted much like Deadpool's. Plus, she is far more powerful in the film and does not seem to rely on an adrenaline boost. However, in a nod to the comic version there are moments when Angel Dust is clearly tiring in her fight with Colossus as if she has reached the limit of her powers.
Like co-star Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin has played both DC and Marvel Comics characters. Before portraying Vanessa Carlysle, she voiced the character of Talia Al-Ghul in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Son of Batman (2014), a role she reprises in Batman: Bad Blood (2016). Baccarin also played Dr. Leslie Thompkons, the love Interest of Jim Gordon on FOX's Gotham (2014) and was the voice of the artificial intelligence Gideon on the CW's The Flash (2014). Also, was the voice of Black Canary on Justice League Unlimited.
Bob was originally meant to be the actual Bob from HYDRA, but a combination of the film's limited budget and possible legal action from Marvel forced the writers to take out any explicit references to HYDRA.
Upon further inspection of the Deadpool list in Weasel's bar, with the exception of Weasel's choice of Wade Wilson and Wade Wilson's J. Boothe, the rest of the names are famous celebrities. Listing in APA format (starting with the left column, from top to bottom):

Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen, Kanye West, (Wade Wilson), Vladimir Putin, (J. Booth), Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, Judd Nelson, Lil' Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Ned Beatty, Rob Liefeld, Ozzy Osbourne, Amanda Bynes, Arnold Palmer.
Stan Lee jokingly said that his biggest complaint about his cameo (as a DJ in the strip club) is that he didn't get to spend enough time with the attractive actresses playing the strippers.
Deadpool as originally created was just a clone of the DC Comics character Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) by Rob Liefeld (one of the most harshly criticized comic "creator"s to come out of the widely bemoaned image era of the nineties comic boom). It wasn't until other writers and artists applied their spin on the character that he became the Deadpool his fans know and love.
When Colossus is first shown, eating cereal and watching a news report about Deadpool, he is in the kitchen where Wolverine and Bobby Drake (Iceman) were when Xavier's School got attacked by William Stryker in X2 (2003), which also features the first live action appearance of Colossus.
Colossus is 7 ft. 6 inches in the film, but his actor Andre Tricoteux, is only 6 ft. 10.5 inches.
Deadpool's reference to the movie 127 Hours (2010) was cut down slightly to take out a reference to star 'James Franco', whom he referred to as Harry Osborn. This was done to avoid contention with Sony who still held the rights to Spider-Man at the time.
The boots Deadpool wears are black Nike SFB's, a popular boot worn by US Armed Forces. Or Tactical 5.11 Flyweight boots.
In June 2010, Robert Rodriguez was approached to direct, but he turned it down for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011).
While Deadpool is fighting in the car filled with thugs, his head is smashed into the radio a few times, changing the channel. During this action, for a split second, one of the channels it skips to displays the old scene transition logo from the Adam West era Batman show. A small nod to the early days of the superhero boom.
The scene in which Deadpool breaks his hands and leg, after attempting to punch and kick Colossus, is inspired by a similar scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) where King Arthur battles the black knight. King Arthur cuts off the black knight's limbs one after the other but the black knight keeps fighting back.
Tim Miller's debut as a feature film director. However, his company, Blur Studios, was involved in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ahead of the production of the first Iron Man (2008) movie, Marvel was concerned that their younger fan-base would not know who Iron Man was, and hired Blur to produce shorts demonstrating that there was a man in his suit, that he used gadgets and technology, and that he was a respected friend of more familiar Marvel characters.
In May 2000, Artisan Entertainment announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment to co-produce, finance and distribute a film based on Deadpool. In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct.
The film takes place in the reset timeline of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Filming for Deadpool started in March 2015 in Vancouver.
According to Tim Miller, the tone shifted several times in development, with the studio looking for a PG rating at one point.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead's appearance is significant in debut in three ways: one, it is the debut of the actual character in a live-action movie; two, it is the film debut of Brianna Hildebrand; three, it is the first-ever live action debut of an original character created by writer Grant Morrison.
As Colossus is dragging a handcuffed Deadpool, Deadpool says "Dead or alive, you're coming with me". A reference to RoboCop (1987), being as Colossus is in his metal form.
When Ajax and Angel Dust are about to leave the bar, Weasel quips, "Have fun at your midnight showing of Blade II (2002)". Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King in the third Blade film, Blade: Trinity (2004).
In the scene where Wade is leaving his friends to do battle with Ajax/Francis at the scrapyard, there is a statuette on a shelf or mantle behind Blind Al. It is the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award (or a duplicate) from the '60s anthology, Laugh-in where the hosts gave out the weekly award. It depicts a 'finger gun' with a bandage or wings on the index finger.
Ryan Reynolds began his acting career in 1991, also the year Deadpool was first introduced in the comics.
Placed #1 at the U.S. box office for its first three weeks of release, until being dethroned by Zootopia (2016) in the first week of March 2016.
Deadpool was given an inventor assistant in the late '90s comic books called "Weasel." T.J. Miller's character Weasel combines traits of this character, with Deadpool supporting character "Patch."
The song "Careless Whisper" is referenced throughout the film as being performed by Wham!. This was confusing for a lot of audience members outside North America and Japan because in the rest of the world the song was released as the first solo single by George Michael.
Ed Skrein (Ajax) is the second Game of Thrones (2011) actor to appear in a X-Men film, after Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) being the third.
A song from the soundtrack is a revised version of the "Deadpool Rap" which was made for the film by 'Teamheadkick' and has lyrics changed to fit the movie's plot.
Wade, at one point, talks about Liam Neeson. Neeson had a supporting role in the fifth Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988)
When Negasconic Teenage Warhead burns through her civilian clothing in the final climax scene, she is wearing a classic X-Men yellow spandex uniform. She is the only mutant in any of the X-men movies that wears one.
When Deadpool is talking about Blind Al, he describes her as his "Robin", only "black old and in love with him", a reference to Batman's sidekick. He then flips it into a joke aimed at the homoerotic undertones people often point out in the classic TV series Batman (1966).
Wade makes reference to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Though the WNBA celebrated its twentieth year in 2016, the Monarchs folded after the 2009 season. This and other references imply that the movie was not set in 2016, when the film was released (such as a not-so-serious reference to it being the "Year of the Dog," which last occurred in 2006). He later calls the recruiter "Jared" and the word "foot long" is mentioned. This is a reference to Jared Fogle, the former Subway restaurants spokesman who was arrested for molestation charges. This reference implies the movie is in fact set in 2015-2016. Wade quips about the recruiter being a pedophile in their first talk at the bar.
When Deadpool breaks his hand punching Colossus in the groin he says "your poor wife" which is a reference to Kitty Pryde aka Shadowcat who was married to Colossus in the comics.
Taylor Schilling, Crystal Reed, Rebecca Ritters, Sarah Greene and Jessica De Gouw were considered for the role of Vanessa Carlysle.
In February 2014, David S. Goyer was hired to direct, but by August, he had gone on to work on other films.
Ryan Reynolds performed many of his own stunts and action scenes in this film.
Announced on February 13, Gina Carano joined the cast as "Angel Dust."
Taskmaster was in the script at one point, but, was cut for being too expensive, especially since Marvel still owns the rights for him.
When Wade is trying to guess Ajax's real name, one of his guesses (said in a British accent) is 'Basil Fawlty'. This is a character from British TV sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' made famous by John Cleese. John Cleese is one of the founding members of Monty Python. There are references to Monty Python sketches throughout the movie; notably Holy Grail's Black Knight (when Deadpool fights Collosus) and The Four Yorkshiremen (when Wade and Vanessa try to out-do each others' tragic childhoods).
A few days after the film got its official R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, there was an online petition made by a woman who requested a PG-13 cut of the film to be released in theaters. This request to 20th Century Fox was done for her 8 year old son who wanted to see the film. Though the request wasn't fulfilled, it sparked such controversy among fans of the Deadpool character and cinema fans. The controversy is mainly due to the attempted censorship of a film directed toward mature audiences for the appeasement of younger audiences.
The handgun Blind Al gives to Deadpool/Wade which he later uses to kill Ajax with is a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 with pearl grips which Weasel incorrectly refers to as .45 caliber.
At 1hr15m Weasel refers to Blind Al who is pointing a rifle as "Ronnie Milsap" a blind American singer.
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The mask's eye pads are completely removable and come out with the push of a button on the back of the head. There are also different eye pads with wider eye openings for action scenes.
Other pitches for the end credits included a 1980s Knight Rider (1982) style version, and an Honest Trailers version done by the actual crew of the web series.
When Deadpool touches Colossus' groin and says "Dad", it is referring both to when he was abused when he was younger and to Colossus being a fatherly figure and giving advice.
Both Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin have starred alongside actor Nathan Fillion; Reynolds in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), and Baccarin in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005). Fillion was rumored to be considered for the role of Cable in an upcoming movie.
Brianna Hildebrand did a rock playlist to get into Negasonic Teenage Warhead's frame of mind.
Visual effects were used for the more complex blood and gore, while footage of pressurize PVC piping "spewing out" practical blood and gore was also composited into the film for some sequences.
Colossus' height in the comics is 6'6" as flesh and 7'5" as metal. Stand-in Andre Tricoteux is 6'8" tall (two inches taller than the human height) whilst voice actor 'Stephan Kapicic' is 6'4" (two inches shorter than the human height). Tricoteux wore 8-inch heels, making him an inch shorter than Colossus' metal height. His predecessor, Daniel Cudmore, was 6'7" tall, an inch taller than Colossus' human height.
Ajax was a warrior in Greek mythology.
Ryan Reynolds was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Comedy or Musical for portraying Wade Wilson/Deadpool, a Marvel character, in this film. Though he lost to Ryan Gosling for La La Land (2016), he was seen passionately kissing Andrew Garfield just when Gosling took the stage to accept the award. Ironically, the moment ended up being talked about more than the actual win. Garfield portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man, also a Marvel character, in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) alongside his former girlfriend and Gosling's La La Land (2016) co-star, Emma Stone. In the comics, Deadpool and Spider-Man have frequently teamed up and formed a reluctant, close friendship as a result.
During the fight on the highway there is an exit for Parker Avenue; Deadpool has often teamed up/been against Spider-Man aka Peter Parker.
This is the third Marvel movie to reference a DC franchise, the first being Spider-Man (2002) when Aunt May says "You aren't Superman you know" to Peter Parker and the second being Iron Man 3 where Happy Hogan makes a reference to the Avengers being the Super Friends.
In order to create Deadpool speaking and expressing in this mask, Ryan Reynolds wore a physical mask with tracker markers during filming and recording clips of himself delivering dialogue without the mask for WETA Digital's animators during post-production.
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When Deadpool breaks his arms on Colossus, he says: "All the dinosaurs feared the T-rex" which is a reference to the comic Savage Land where the X-Men encounter dinosaurs and Colossus defeats a T-rex.
Colossus is only seen in his metal form throughout the movie.
In the final climax scene, the crashed aircraft carrier looks like a helicarrier from the Avengers movies. However, since the X-men franchise is owned by Fox, and the Avengers franchise is owned by Marvel, director Tim Miller designed it to look as much like the Avengers carriers as he could without crossing the line and risking a lawsuit by Marvel. Marvel and Fox have a long standing battle over what can and can't be used in each other's films.
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The dream about Liam Neeson that Wade had was in reference to the film Taken (2008), and its two subsequent sequels, which starred Neeson.
When Wade and Weasel come up with the nickname "Deadpool" Wade says "Captain Deadpool" a reference to Captain America/Steve Rogers.
This is the tenth Marvel movie that has shown nudity in some manner. The other Marvel Movies are Howard the Duck (1986), Hulk (2003), The Punisher (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Incredible Hulk (2008), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Logan (2017) follows this film as the eleventh film in this list.
The frozen time opening sequence was inspired by Philips Carousel ad from 2009. Ryan Reynolds was impressed with the short and director Adam Berg became the front-runner to direct Deadpool before Tim miller was eventually hired in 2011.
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Screenwriter Rhett Reese called Colossus "a great foil to Deadpool because he's very self serious and goody two-shoes".
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In the film, Deadpool repeatedly refers to Negasonic Teenage Warhead as Sinead. This is a reference to singer Sinead O'Connor who the character's hair cut is similar to. This could also be a nod to Deadpool's repeated reference to the character's brooding personality as Sinead O'Connor's song Nothing Compares 2 U is considered one of the most depressing songs of all time.
In the movie, Wade and Weasel come up with the name 'Deadpool' from the Dead Pool betting in the Hellhouse/Sister Margaret's. In the comics, the Dead Pool betting takes place at the research facility between inmates where Wade and others are experimented on.
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This movie was the 6th highest grossing film of 2016
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When Weasel asks Blind Al if she "wants to get fucked up" could be a reference to their characters secretly hanging out in the comic books. Wade is more private of his home in the comics than the movie and never let Weasel visit.
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When Colossus is first shown, he is seen eating Grape-Nut's 20.5 oz cereal.
The picks in Sister Margaret's Dead Pool are references to various celebrities: Cosby, B Sheen, C West, K Wilson, W (Deadpool himself) Putin, V Reynold, R (the actor playing Deadpool) Miller, TJ (the actor playing Weasel) Lohan, L Cyrus, M Rock, K Tyson, M Nelson, J Wayne, L Labeouf, S Beatty, N Liefeld, R (the writer of Deadpool) Osbourne, O Bynes, A
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TJ Miller felt he was cast as Weasel because he "looks like his superhero power is spilling mustard on his shirt" and producer Simon Kinberg added that an actor was needed "who could keep up with" Reynolds comedically", Miller attempted to give his character a facial tic, but Director Tim Miller rejected the idea.
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For inspiration Ed Skrein (Ajax/Francis) based himself on Rutger Hauer's character Roy Batty from Blade Runner (1982) and serial killer Harold Shipman.
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For Deadpool's scarred appearance, director Tim Miller wanted him to appear "fucking horrible" to justify his anger in the film, while makeup designer Bill Corso had some leeway because in the comics "he's everything from a rotten corpse to a guy with a couple of lines on his face". Corso acknowledged the script's description of the character as disfigured but also wanted him to be "still kind of charming and iconic" He wanted to avoid comparisons to Freddy Krueger, and looked to Sin City for inspiration. The final makeup required nine silicone prosthetics to cover Reynolds head which took several hours to apply. for the scene where the character is naked, It took 6 hours to apply the full body makeup to Reynolds. Corso describe the makeup for the rest of the film's character as "pretty simple Tim wanted to keep it really grounded".
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For Colossus metallic finish the visual effects team sought specific references to avoid him looking all "chromey" by visiting a metal company to look at various samples. They settled on cold rolled steel with the darker hot rolled steel used for his hair.
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The first and only 'X-Men' related film in which Hugh Jackman doesn't make an actual physical appearance.
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According to a Q&A with Taylor Hickson on Twitter, the film went under a codename of an 80's band, which Hickson wouldn't disclose (presumably since the sequel may go by the same name.) The band was Wham! as noted in other trivia pieces.
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A few days after it was released on DVD and Bluray, the film dethroned The Revenant (2015) in DVD/Bluray sales. Coincidentally, both films are distributed by 20th Century Fox and are rated R. The Blu-ray releases of both films are also frequently purchased together on Amazon.com.
Deadpool (2016) is the only film released in 2016 to be given nominations by the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, which has given nominations to films released in 2015.
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Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters' address, 1407 Graymalkin Lane, is a reference to the cat or familiar of the First Witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
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Director Tim Miller praised Ed Skrein's (Ajax/Francis) dedication to his role saying "he worked really, really hard" for the fight sequences and completed around 80% of his own stunts in the film.
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Director Tim Miller personally called Gina Carano and asked her to take the part of Angel Dust.
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Gina Carano felt her character's rage and "extreme adrenaline issues" made comparisons to the drug "angel dust" fitting.
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Gina Carano had wanted to wear yellow contact lenses to match the characters look from the comics, but Corso turned her down, comparing them to something from the Twilight films.
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The film takes place in the reset timeline of the cinematic X-Men universe established in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). The film takes place 33 years after X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
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Adam Berg emerged as a top contender to direct.
The school for the X-Men is Charles Xavier School for gifted youngsters. The bar for mercenaries is Sister Margaret's school for wayward girls.
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Crank (2006) and its sequel Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) have been considered by some to be influences behind the film and its plot, humor and over-the-top crazy action.
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This is not the first time Ryan Reynolds has starred in a movie that had a character named "Colossus". In his break out role in Van Wilder, Van (played by Reynolds) had a dog named Colossus.
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In the beginning of the film (the taxicab scene) you can see Joe Louis Arena soon to be former home of the Detroit Red Wings in the background.
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Like Iron Man/Tony Stark when he refuses Nick Fury and Natash Romanoff's offer to join The Avengers in the earlier Marvel comic book film Iron Man 2 (2010). Wade Wilson/Deadpool refuses Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus's offer to join the X-Men.
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Crank (2000) and it's sequel Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) are considered by a few to be major influences behind the film in particular it's over-the-top action, humor and strong profanity. Both Crank (2009) and Deadpool (2016) are films about violent, foul mouthed, cocky killers and drug addicts whom are injected with a serum which makes them indestructible and they set out on their quests for revenge against the people responsible.
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Olivia Munn turned down the role of Vanessa.
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The Dead Pool hanging in the bar/orphanage contains the famous names Putin V, Boothe J, Reynolds R and Culkin M.
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Rob Liefeld: the creator of Deadpool, a customer at the bar; Wade (not Deadpool, because at this point in the movie, he was only Wade Wilson) addresses two people: "Buck... Liefeld"
Stan Lee: a DJ at the strip club.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Throughout the film, Deadpool accuses the studio of not having enough money to pay for several elements in the movie. In fact, Fox Studios cut seven million dollars out of the film's budget at the last minute, necessitating several rewrites. Items cut from the film included a motorcycle chase between Wade and Francis, the addition of more named villains, and several action sequences. In the latter instance, the fights were scaled down by having Deadpool forget to bring his ammo and gun bags.
A three-minute test reel was shot in January 2012 in an attempt to convince the heads of the studio to move forward with the movie. On August 1, 2014, the footage was released to the public, and based on the overwhelmingly positive response from fans, the film finally began production. The footage was so popular that part of it was recreated for the actual film. This included the opening scene with Deadpool on the highway which leads to the fight scene in the car.
In the original comic books, Deadpool garnered his healing factor from an experiment involving a sample of Wolverine's blood. This allowed him to survive further experimentation, but cannot heal any prior scarring, nor the cancer afflicting him (It progresses as fast as he can heal).
During a scene in the lab, Ajax suggests sewing up Wade's mouth to shut him up. To this, Wade replies "Oh, I wouldn't do that if I were you." This is a reference to X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) where Wade Wilson's mouth is sewn shut. Which drew the ire of comic book fans everywhere, including Reynolds himself.
Towards the end when Deadpool is fighting the soldiers, he stops for a moment when he recognizes one of them as "Bob". Bob, agent of HYDRA, is a recurring character in Deadpool comic books, who is a cowardly sidekick type character and is often reluctantly forced to aid Deadpool in his escapades. The HYDRA aspect of the character was removed for obvious licensing reasons.
When Deadpool is sawing off his hand, causing his blood to spray in the face of Colossus, he says, "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." This is the title of a coming of age book by Judy Blume wherein the central theme of the story is a teenage girl getting her first period.
When Ajax/Francis brings Vanessa to the top of the helicarrier prior to the end battle, she is wearing a red coat with white trim. This is Wade's jacket that he can be seen wearing at the beginning of the film. Vanessa had kept it and used it regularly even after Wade left her and she presumed him dead.
While trying out different uniforms to wear, Deadpool wears a single eye mask that slightly resembles that of Slade Wilson (Deathstroke). This is a nod to the actual Deathstroke character, Slade Wilson, from whom Deadpool's creator borrowed heavily in his original vision of the character.
At one point, there is an X-Men Origins Deadpool toy, which we can hear Wade say, "My most prized possession!" at which the toy is cast aside and we see he is talking about his Wham! album. This is a nod to how poorly the X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) version of Deadpool was received.
At the very end of the credits, Deadpool wears a dressing gown and mimics the post-credit scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), in which he speaks directly to the audience and tells them to go home because the movie is over. During his speech, he informs the audience that the character Cable will be included in the sequel and will possibly be played by Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren or Keira Knightley - because, "She's got range."
The ammo bag that Deadpool fills with firearms that is later forgotten in the final battle is a nod to Deadpool's unlimited weapon and ammo satchel in Marvel Comics.
Hugh Jackman can be seen twice throughout the movie. First on the cover magazine and the second when Deadpool is wearing Jackman's face, from the magazine, near the end of the film when he takes off his mask. Deadpool himself slightly mentions Wolverine once, by using a word that rhymes with "Wolverine" ("Polverine").
At the beginning of the movie, Deadpool narrates that he had to do some unspeakable things to get his own movie to a person whose name rhymes with "Polverine." He then proceeds to do an Australian accent impersonation, talking about something Down Under. Hugh Jackman has had a major role in getting this movie made, according to Rhett Reese in an interview to Yahoo! Movies.
Greg LaSalle, who did face capture work of Colossus, found it difficult to perform the character vomiting after Ajax gets his head shot. LaSelle had to hyperventilate, as well as tense his body, to get his face to react.
The film recouped its $68 Million Dollar budget in the first two days of its release.
When Wade Wilson is being taken to begin the experimental healing process, there is a glimpse of Marrow, leader of the Morlocks, sitting up with her back turned.
During the final fight scene, the carrier that Ajax and Deapool are fighting on is actually a destroyed Helicarrier from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
Deadpool refers to himself as "your friendly neighborhood pool guy," a direct reference to Spider-Man being called "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.", who he often collaborates with in the comic books.
Stan Lee revealed, at Megacon, that his cameo in a strip club, was not actually in a strip club. Lee was in a studio box, which was edited in the strip club scene. He then sarcastically stated that he was "damn mad about it".
At around 1hr14m) At the strip club, Weasel says to Wade Wilson about Vanessa to "Go get her, Tiger," which is what Mary Jane Watson would say as an endearmeant to Marvel superhero Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man.
The villain Taskmaster and a Wolverine cameo were originally in the script, but both were written out.
The X-Mansion, AKA the "Xavier School," can be seen twice. Deadpool himself visits it to recruit two X-Men members, Colossus and Negosonic Teenage Warhead. They are the only X-Men members to be seen outside the school. Deadpool jokes about only having these two members by the studio not having enough money to show more X-Men members.
Hidden Mickey: When Deadpool goes to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (X-Men Mansion) to get the X-Men's help, a hidden Mickey can be seen in the hedge garden.
In a scene in the cab, Wade Wilson refers to the X-men as a 'boy band'. In Iron Man 2 (2010), Tony Stark also refers to The Avengers as a 'super-secret boy band.'
For the scene where Deadpool cuts off his own hand, Digital Domain did not want to be "outdone" by Luma and so had "Buckets of blood pouring out", Luma also created the regrowing hand which was based on the hand of a fetus.
In the extended Deadpool montage on the blu-ray outtakes, Deadpool can be seen turning in multiple gold cards to collect on numerous jobs at Sister Margaret's. One of the targets named on those cards is "Mumford and Sons."
There was going to be a sequel hook revealing that Ajax was actually just a puppet working for Doctor Killebrew, the real mastermind behind the experiments that mutated Wade.
The two handguns that Deadpool uses are IWI (Israel Weapon's Industries) Desert Eagle's Mark XIX.50 Action express with over-barrel Picatinny-style rails, They are recognizable by their safeties, which are retained from the original production Mark XIX; the U.S.-made Magnum Research version, in contrast, now has the "teardrop"-style safety found on the original Mark I.
In the after credits scene, Deadpool refers to the character Nick Fury from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ryan Reynolds has stated many times that he wants Deadpool to be part of this universe, so he can make a collaborative film with the character Spiderman.
During Stan Lee's cameo as the D.J. at the strip club, if you look closely you can see he's wearing Deadpool headphones around his neck.
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The scenery of the final battle looks as if it is on a wrecked SHIELD helicarrier. Since Fox owns X-Men and Disney/Marvel owns the Avengers, an exact SHIELD helicarrier could not legally be used. However, the producer has stated that he liked the look and created It to have as much of the details as possible.
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Patch originally appeared in the script as a bartender, and would have been strangled to death by Wyre when Ajax and his men stormed the bar. His role was ultimately given to Weasel.
During the highway fight scene, Deadpool gets shot in the ass, to which he remarks, "Right up Main Street!" The filming location of this scene is on the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver, Canada. Later on, as a handcuffed Deadpool is being dragged by Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead towards the X-Jet, you can see that the jet is parked just before an off-ramp from the highway. In real life, this off-ramp leads to Vancouver's Main Street.

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