Deadpool Post-Credits Scene: Everything You Need To Know [Spoilers]

It’s been a couple days since the Deadpool movie hit theaters and the Merc with a Mouth’s live-action solo debut is still keeping the hype alive. There were a bunch of ingenious viral videos leading up to the movie that kept fans at the edge of their seats and it seems Deadpool’s advertising team isn’t done yet, with mock interviews and promotional sessions still going.

At the end of it all, however, what really matters is the movie itself and its future, and a two-part post-credits scene is what has been offered as a glimpse into the latter. If you’ve already seen the movie and, for whatever reason, weren’t able to catch said scene, here’s everything you need to know about it – what is said during the scene, what references are made, and how it all affects the sequel that is reported to have been given the green light.

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You should also check out: Who Is Deadpool? 15 Facts For Those New To The Anti-Hero

Spoiler Alert: The text that follows contains spoilers for the Deadpool (2016) live-action movie.

The post-credits scene is themed as a parody of the credit cookie at the end of popular 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – another movie where the protagonist breaks the fourth wall – showing an identical shot featuring a hallway with an open door at the end through which Deadpool emerges, donning his mask and a striped bathrobe. He slowly walks toward the camera and, like the subject of the parody, expresses his confusion as to why the audience is still there.

“You’re still here? It’s over. Go home! Oh, you’re expecting a teaser for Deadpool 2. Well, we don’t have that kind of money.”

If you aren’t familiar with the referenced movie, here’s a clip to give it all some context.

Renolds then turns around and walks back to the door, making clear references to Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury appearing at the end of Iron Man and other titles in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to pave the way for potential sequels and spin-offs.

“Were you expecting Sam Jackson to show up with an eye patch and a saucy little leather number? Go, go.”

The credits the resume for a couple seconds after which the antihero returns to divulge a secret.

“Oh, but I can tell you one thing and it’s a bit of a secret. In the sequel, we’re gonna have Cable. Amazing character – bionic arm, time travel. We have no idea who we’re gonna cast yet but it could be anybody. We just need a big guy with a flat top. Could be Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Keira Knightley – she’s got range, who knows? Anyway, big secret. Shhh! Oh, and don’t leave your garbage all lying around. It’s a total dick move. Go.” He wraps up the scene with a “chicka chicka” – a nod to Yello’s song Oh Yeah, which was featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

There you have it. The next movie, as has been reported earlier, is going to feature Cable a.k.a. Nathan Summers – the time-travelling son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey. Whether or not the sequel is going to take inspiration from the Cable and Deadpool comic book series is yet unknown.

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As for casting, all we know up until now is that Cable creator Rob Liefeld deems Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm to be the perfect fit for the character.

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Conceptual image of Jon Hamm as the antihero Cable

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