Deadpool Post-Credits Scene Explained

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Deadpool, the subversive superhero movie, is slaying box office records. To put the biggest R-Rated opening weekend in perspective, Deadpool’s domestic gross of $132.7 million from Friday to Sunday ($152.2 million Fri-Mon) handily beats out more established comic book franchises Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million).

Deadpool is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” and he lives up to his name by delivering one-line zingers and pop culture references at a rapid fire pace. Just about anything is fair game to Deadpool’s razor-sharp tongue. He’s making funny barbs about Wolverine/Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds himself, many superhero movie tropes and even the movie studios.

Some of the humor especially the retro 80’s and 90’s references can fly over the heads of the younger generation. Take for example, Deadpool’s post credit scene which is humorous in itself and a great spoof of how many comic book movies nowadays make the audience stay in the theater until the very end but it’s even more clever knowing it’s an homage to an 80’s movie.

Watch the video above from New RockStars which explains in detail how Deadpool’s post credit scene is a spoof of the John Hughes directed movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off starring Matthew Broderick. Like Deadpool, Ferris Bueller breaks the fourth wall by directly talking to the audience and it too had a post credit scene. The jokes are spot on from the near identical bathrobes and the “chicka chicka”, a line from the song “Oh Yeah” featured in the Ferris Bueller film.

Deadpool 2 To Feature X-Men's Cable

Deadpool sure has … balls. The post credit scene not only confidently announces a sequel, it also reveals who Deadpool will be teaming up with next. If the name Cable doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the grown-up son of Cyclops (Scott Summers). In a nutshell, Cable is a time travelling mutant from the future, known for his cybernetic eye and arm, plus his psionic powers. In the comics one of his missions was to prevent Apocalypse from rising to power, he also had a series titled Cable & Deadpool.

Deadpool is not the only mutant offshoot from the X-Men movie franchise. In 2017, Channing Tatum will star as the card throwing Gambit.  20th Century Fox is banking big on the Magic Mike star. The production budget for Gambit is reportedly over a $150 million, in comparison Deadpool has already made back it’s relatively low production budget of $58 million. 

Do you think Deadpool lives up to the hype or are you wondering what the fuss is about? Did you catch all the references in Deadpool’s post credit scene?

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Posted on February 17, 2016, in Comics, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed Deadpool and I thought it was funny, though I didn’t love it quite as much as I was hoping to. Still, I think they definitely took the character in the right direction, and I’m looking forward to his next adventure! I don’t know if Marvel would let them do this or not, but wouldn’t it be great for Samuel L. Jackson to have a cameo as Nick Fury? I would love to see how Deadpool would respond to that. 😉

  2. That post-credit scene was funny, though I wish it were longer. The movie was indeed hilarious, all the throwback scenes had me in stitches!

    • The opening credit scene was funny too haha. Funny stuff all around, I watched the trailer for the first time after the movie and noticed they used different lines/jokes. The deleted scenes and out takes should be fun to watch on the DVD/Blu-Ray.

  3. Loved that end credits scene! Awesome spoof. 🙂

  4. Cable is by far my favorite comics character. I’m torn between being very excited and extremely nervous about him coming to the movies. I don’t want them to ruin him but I can’t wait for it. I always thought he’d be skipped over in the movies.

    • I haven’t read much of Cable in the comics so I’m more curious than anything. If I was a big fan of his from the comics, I would also be probably both excited and a little apprehensive. Very cool that he’s coming to the movies. I get the sense that the team of writers etc, wanted so bad to show why Deadpool is beloved, hopefully they approach Cable the same way and get his character right.

  5. A really funny film! much better than I thought it would be. I’m excited there will be a Deadpool 2. I can’t wait!

  6. Stephen Lang has got to play Cable, right? Look at him, he’s perfect!

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