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    Here Are All 58 Pop Culture References In "Deadpool 2"

    From Justin Bieber to Beyoncé, here's the best of the best. Spoilers ahead.

    Deadpool 2 is basically a masterclass in pop culture references. It's jam-heckin-packed. So I spent all 119 minutes of the movie scribbling furiously, trying to catch every genius hat-tip I could. Here's the best of what I saw and heard (SPOILERS ABOUND):


    1. Logan

    20th Century Fox

    In the very first scene, Deadpool has a figurine of dead, impaled Wolverine from 2017's Logan.

    2. 9 to 5

    20th Century Fox

    The soundtrack for Deadpool 2 is full of bangers, but Deadpool gives Dolly Parton — who both stars in the 1980 film and sings the theme song of the same name that blasts over the montage of Deadpool killing people across the globe — a special shoutout: "Hit it, Dolly."

    3. Bambi


    There are a ton of Disney references in Deadpool 2, but this is the first. Deadpool uses it as a reference to prove that Deadpool 2 is, in fact, a family film, because every family movie starts with a vicious murder.

    4. The Lion King


    This one also includes a vicious murder near the beginning. RIP Mufasa.

    5. Saw VII


    Vicious murder here, too, obviously.

    6. The Passion of the Christ

    Newmarket Films

    Deadpool references the first Deadpool movie out-performing Mel Gibson's 2004 movie "overseas, where there's no religion."

    7. Top Gun

    Paramount Pictures

    Deadpool tells Dopinder, "Talk to me, Goose," in the cab in the beginning of the movie.

    8. Interview with the Vampire

    Warner Bros.

    Dopinder wants to become a contract killer, much like Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) when she first tasted blood, then looked up at Lestat's (Tom Cruise) smooth, handsome face and said, "I want some more."

    9. The X-Men

    20th Century Fox

    Obviously there are a ton of references to (and even quick appearances by) the major X-Men players. From Deadpool trashing X-Mansion in Professor Xavier's wheelchair to donning Cerebro and remarking that it smells like Patrick Stewart, there's some X-Gold here.

    10. Batman


    Deadpool makes two references to Batman. The first is when he says he was "fighting a caped badass, [then] discovered his momma's named Martha, too." It's a reference to one of the worst/best scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    11. And Batman, again.

    Warner Bros.

    When Cable asks Deadpool who he is, Deadpool replies, "I'm Batman."

    12. Cher

    Afp Contributor / AFP / Getty Images

    Deadpool jokes to Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) that he wants their kid to have one name, "like Cher."

    13. And Cher, again.


    At the end of the movie, Deadpool uses Cable's time thingy to turn back time and "clean up the timeline." He returns to that same scene as Cher's "Turn Back Time" blasts and he screams, "We're definitely naming our kid Cher!"

    14. Yentl


    Barbra Streisand's 1983 film plays, and she sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" right after Deadpool and Vanessa decide to have a baby.

    15. Frozen / "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"


    Then, after Vanessa dies, Deadpool drunkenly tells Weasel that he thinks the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from Disney's Frozen sounds "suspiciously like 'Papa, Can You Hear Me?' from Yentl." Later on, Deadpool's dying words are, "Do you wanna build a snowman?"

    16. Star Wars


    "Pretty sure Luke nailed her."

    17. Flashdance

    20th Century Fox, Paramount

    In the opening credits, Deadpool strikes that iconic 1983 Flashdance pose, but with bullets raining on him instead of water.

    18. John Wick

    Summit Entertainment

    The trolly opening credits refer to director David Leitch as "one of the guys who killed the dog in John Wick."

    19. George Michael

    Joerg Koch / Getty

    After Vanessa dies, Deadpool tells Weasel, "George Michael was right. I'm never gonna dance again. He's dead, too."

    20. David Bowie

    Bertrand Guay / AFP / Getty Images

    Deadpool follows up the George Michael comment with, "At least we still have Bowie." Lolsob.

    21. Deadpool


    When Deadpool returns to Blind Al's, he opens up the floorboards to reveal the 1,600 kilos of cocaine and a package labeled "the cure for blindness" that he promised in the first movie.

    22. Matthew McConaughey

    Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

    When Blind Al tells Deadpool, "You need to just keep living," after Vanessa dies, he responds, "Thank you, Matthew McConaughey, your words are a treasure."

    23. Taylor Swift

    20th Century Fox

    While he's chilling in X-Mansion, Deadpool wears a T-shirt with Taylor Swift's two cats, Meredith and Olivia, on it.

    24. Just Friends

    New Line Cinema

    The T-shirt design is a nod to Reynolds' criminally underrated role in 2005's Just Friends.

    25. Fox & Friends


    FOX's conservative TV program gets a shoutout when Negasonic (Brianna Hildebrand) introduces her new girlfriend, Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna), to Deadpool, who quips, "Bump the hate-brakes, Fox & Friends, I'm just surprised anyone would date you."

    26. My Little Pony

    Discovery Family

    Deadpool refers to Yukio as Pinkie Pie.

    27. Beyoncé / Lemonade

    Parkwood Entertainment

    Deadpool gets in a quick Lemonade joke with, "Like Beyoncé says, 'Please, please stop cheating on me."

    28. Justin Bieber

    Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

    When Russell has his first meltdown and the X-Men try to calm him down, he refers to Negasonic by screaming, "Stay back, or Justin Bieber dies!"

    29. Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Warner Bros.

    Much later, Deadpool calls Negasonic "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."

    30. Stranger Things


    And during the credits, Deadpool refers to Negasonic as Eleven from Stranger Things as she tries to fix Cable's time manipulation device.

    31. RoboCop


    Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) tries to steal the iconic line from 1987's RoboCop — "Come quietly, or there will be trouble" — and gets promptly called out.

    32. Jared Kushner

    Pool / Getty Images

    Deadpool refers to one of the abusive guards at Essex School for Mutant Rehabilitation as "Baldilocks" and the other as Jared Kushner, aka Donald Trump's son-in-law.

    33. Harry Potter

    Warner Bros.

    When Russell and Deadpool are captured and first enter prison, Deadpool remarks, "I wonder what gang I'll be in. Is there, like, a Sorting Hat?"

    34. This Is Spinal Tap

    Embassy Pictures

    Cable (Josh Brolin) has a crazy-ass gun from the future that goes up to 10 instead of 11 — likely a reference to the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

    35. Sharknado

    The Asylum

    When Deadpool discovers that Cable's from the future, he asks if dubstep's still a thing, makes a joke about his robotic arm, and asks "which Sharknado we're on."

    36. DC Extended Universe


    In addition to the Batman zingers, Deadpool asks Cable, "You're so dark, you sure you're not from the DC Universe?"

    37. Cool Runnings


    During one of Deadpool's many death scenes in Deadpool 2, his voiceover sadly says, "In every film, there's a moment when the hero hits rock bottom. In Cool Runnings, it was when John Candy's prize bobsled broke."

    38. The Human Centipede

    IFC Films

    Then continues, "In Human Centipede, it was when those people signed on to be in that movie."

    39. Annie (the musical)

    Columbia Pictures

    Again, there are some bangers on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, but "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie plays on vinyl while Cable's family is murdered (proving it is truly a timeless classic), and again when Cable shoots Deadpool and he dies. So it gets a special spot.

    40. Tupac Shakur and Ice Cube

    Interscope Records, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    When Russell befriends the Juggernaut in prison, he tells him, "We're a team. We're like thugs, we're like gangsters. I'm like Tupac and you're like Ice Cube."

    41. Dave Matthews

    Robert Mora / Getty Images

    When Bedlam (Terry Crews) joins X-Force, he says his powers can cause "anxiety, confusion, pain." Deadpool replies, "So, basically, you're Dave Matthews."

    42. Matt Damon / The Talented Mr. Ripley


    Matt Damon makes a cameo as a redneck alongside Alan Tudyk, but what's even better is that Damon is credited as "Dickie Greenleaf" — the identity he steals from Jude Law in the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    43. Mario Lopez

    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    When Domino and Deadpool argue over whether luck is or isn't a super power, Deadpool replies, "Mario No-pez."

    44. Felicity

    The WB

    When Cable's about to torture Weasel for information, Weasel responds that he doesn't do well with pain, and cried when they cancelled the 1998 TV show Felicity.

    45. Josh Brolin

    Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

    Deadpool burns actor Josh Brolin's height when he describes Cable as, "Very short, 5'11", not like in the comics."

    46. Brad Pitt

    Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images

    Yep, that's Brad Pitt getting electrocuted as The Vanisher for a hot second.

    47. Fargo

    Gramercy Pictures

    I refuse to believe that anyone in a movie dying via wood chipper is NOT a reference to 1996's Fargo. RIP Zeitgeist.

    48. The Goonies

    Warner Bros.

    Deadpool tells Cable, "Gimme your best shot, One-Eyed Willie," which is a reference to Brolin's role as Brand in the 1985 classic movie The Goonies.

    49. The Terminator franchise

    Orion Pictures

    During the movie's epic car chase scene, Deadpool yells, "Hands off that kid, John Connor," at Cable as he tries to kill Russell.

    50. The X-Men Juggernaut comics


    When Juggernaut first appears, Deadpool fanboys out and mentions a few of his favorite Juggernaut-centric comics, including "Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1, #183" and "X-Men Unlimited, Vol 1., #12."

    51. Winnie the Pooh


    "Oh yeah, full Winnie the Pooh." We all know what scene that's from.

    52. The Muppets

    The Jim Henson Co.

    "It's like he's a muppet from the waist down, but this time, you can see the muppet's dick." Yup.

    53. The Time Traveler's Wife

    Warner Bros.

    Weasel references the 2009 movie, based on the 2003 novel, by calling Cable "the time traveler's wife's husband."

    54. Say Anything

    20th Century Fox

    Deadpool stands outside and blasts "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, just like Lloyd Dobler in 1989's Say Anything.

    55. Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network

    As he's dying, Deadpool bequeaths his Adventure Time watch to Domino.

    56. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    20th Century Fox

    Reynolds first appears as Deadpool in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and during the post-credits montage, we see him kill that initial version of himself.

    57. Avengers: Infinity War


    There are some great jokes in Deadpool 2 about Marvel's most recent box office smash — from roasting Hawkeye to calling Josh Brolin "Thanos." Read the full list here.

    58. Ryan Reynolds / Green Lantern

    Warner Bros.

    Yup, Deadpool signs a box of Super Flakes cereal with Wolverine on the cover, and he signs it "Ryan Reynolds." And, last but not least, Deadpool shoots Ryan Reynolds in the head as he's holding the script for the 2011 disaster Green Lantern, and ends it all by saying, "You're welcome, Canada."

    Did I miss any? Sound off in the comments below.

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