One of the many things I liked about Deadpool 2 and its predecessor was that while they were technically solo films, each opened up the veritable treasure trove that is the X-Men mythos in ways no other picture had before. Really, before the Merc with a Mouth became a headliner, True Believers had been dying to see the likes of Cable and Domino on the silver screen for what felt like an eternity. Not only that, but we received more comic book accurate versions of Colossus and Juggernaut as well.
Beyond that, the titular antihero has been known to generously break the fourth wall, making reference to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC films, and other areas of pop culture. But what you may overlook is the recently released sequel had fun at its own expense by reprising jokes from the first flick in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of way.
Confirming this is the audio commentary track to Deadpool 2‘s Blu-ray release, which ComicBook.com had a chance to take in. Aside from revealing that Ryan Reynolds stole the Logan music box from the set, it forces us to remember when Wade Wilson told his friend, Blind Al, that he kept a large stash of cocaine in her apartment next to the cure for blindness back in the first movie.
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Well, as it turns out, when Wade went digging around for his booger sugar in Al’s residence in the sequel, you can actually see there’s something labeled “the cure for blindness,” which Reynolds and co-screenwriter Paul Wernick briefly touched on during said commentary:
Reynolds: “I wonder if people ever catch this little Easter egg.”
Wernick: “This was Ryan’s little gem here.”
Reynolds: “The cure for blindness, from the first movie. Cocaine, right next to the cure for blindness. I wonder if eagle-eyed people will catch it.”
For more goodies like this, be sure to pick up a copy of Deadpool 2 when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on August 21. If you’d like a full rundown of its special features, be sure to click here.