Deadpool 3 trailer breakdown: Cameos, Easter eggs & more

Kayla Harrington
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool and Wolverine dropped its second full-length trailer full of a ton of Easter eggs, cameos, and more that we can’t wait to break down.

Just a few months before its summer release date, Deadpool & Wolverine has released its second full-length trailer that’s chock-full of moments for fans to chew on.

On the surface, the upcoming Marvel movie will be a multiverse buddy comedy between the assassin who can never shut up and the drunk uncle of the X-Men.

However, much like other Marvel-produced films, there’s definitely more to the story, so we’ve broken down some of the Easter eggs, cameos, and other significant moments from the trailer in order to learn more about the movie.

Professor X, but evil

Emma Corrin in Deadpool & Wolverine

One of the biggest takeaways from the new trailer is that Emma Corrin has been confirmed to play Cassandra Nova, aka evil Professor X.

Cassandra is actually a parasitic life form who was born with no body and was born on an astral plane. However, when she discovered the existence of a fetal Charles Xavier, thanks to his growing telepathic powers, she forced her way into his mother’s womb and tried to use his DNA to grow her own body.

Thankfully, Charles detected her evil presence and killed her while they were in the womb.. Still, what was left of Cassandra escaped the hospital undetected and spent years as a growing mass of cells in a sewer wall until she managed to build a new body for herself.

Though she is Charles’ equal in power, Cassandra is actually the exact opposite of her twin when it comes to morality.

In the comics, Cassandra exterminated 16 million mutants, so there’s no telling what harm she might cause in the movie.

An Ant-Man takedown

Ant-Man helmet in Deadpool & Wolverine

When Cassandra’s hideout is shown, it’s revealed that she has taken up base in the giant helmet of a deceased Ant-Man.

This is likely a reference to the Old Man Logan comic series where the Hank Pym version of Ant-Man was killed by the Red Skull in what he referred to as the “Superhero Holocaust.” After Ant-Man’s death, which occurred while Hank was in his giant form his body was left on the streets, eventually rotting down to a giant skeleton inside the suit.

So it seems like Cassandra has taken up residence in the skeletal remains of the poor deceased hero.

Old-school X-Men assemble

X-Men characters from 2000s movies in Deadpool & Wolverine

However, Cassandra is not alone in her dead Ant-Man hideout as, when she opens the helmet to reveal herself, the bottom of the stairs is surrounded by a ton of X-Men characters that were shown in previous films.

From left to right (by zooming in), you can see Callisto (X-Men: The Last Stand), Toad (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Lady Deathstrike (X2), Azazel (X-Men: First Class), Colossus (X-Men), and Pyro (X-2).

Despite not all of these characters being part of the traditional X-Men team, it seems like Cassandra is collecting people who have fought/worked alongside the original 2000s movie X-Men for a nefarious purpose.

Bye bye, 20th Century Fox

The crumbled 20th Century Fox logo in Deadpool & Wolverine

Cassandra’s army of old X-Men characters could be Marvel’s way of honoring the 20th Century Fox films before taking the IP in a new direction.

Fans can see a crumbled 20th Century Fox logo in the desert where Deadpool and Wolverine are fighting, and that studio used to produce all of the X-Men movies.

In their own tongue-in-cheek way, Marvel could be thanking 20th Century Fox for introducing audiences to such good characters and then taking the group for themselves.

That’s not my Wolverine

Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine

One of the biggest selling points of the 20th Century Fox’s X-Men was undoubtedly Wolverine, but fans will not be getting the same character they last saw in Logan.

Despite dying at the end of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s iconic character is seemingly alive and well, so it seems Deadpool will be partnering with a version of Wolverine fans have never met before.

Can’t shoot what won’t die

Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine

Even the most basic X-Men fan knows that Wolverine’s skeleton is made of metal and it’s the reason why basic weapons can’t hurt him.

The metal within Wolverine is called adamantium and, along with his healing powers that stem from his X-gene, he’s basically indestructible. So, when he leans into Deadpool’s gun, we know he’s not afraid of what’s going to come out of the barrel.

However, despite having these powers, the trailer does show that Wolverine is not exactly in the prime of his life as his claws are slowly coming out of his knuckles, which could be a result of the battle he fought (and presumably lost) in his own multiverse.

Captain America tie-in

When Wolverine and Deadpool square up for one of the many battles they’re going to have in the movie, they pass a bar called the Copperheads, which has ties to the first Avenger.

Copperhead, also known as Davis Lawfers, is a Captain America villain that’s the head of a snake-themed terrorist organization known as the Serpent Society.

A rumor has been floating around that Copperhead and his snake friends will appear in Captain America 4 thanks to a McDonald’s toy leak, so there’s a chance that Cap could be making an appearance in Deadpool & Wolverine.

Liefeld’s Just Feet

Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld is famously known as an artist who is not great at drawing feet or just outright avoiding them altogether.

So it seems like the movie is throwing some light shade at the character’s creator with this hilarious subway billboard.

Dead(pool) dogs need love too

Dogpool in Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool is known to have a ton of variants across the multiverse, including a female version of himself, but the new trailer confirmed the existence of Dogpool, aka Wade Wilson from Earth-103173.

Wilson the dog was once an animal test subject for Mascara X, a mascara that continually replenished itself after only one application.

However, when the mascara ended up giving the dog the ability to heal from any wound, he was tossed from the lab and worked at a circus as the Death Defying Hound, Deadpool, until Earth-616 Deadpool showed up and recruited him to the Deadpool Corps.

Portal hopping with the boys

The final shots of the trailer show Deadpool and Wolverine jumping through a portal that should look incredibly familiar to most MCU fans.

It seems like the pair will be helped by Doctor Strange or a member of the Kamar-Taj, as the portal shown is the exact one the sorcerers use to move from place to place.

When fans last saw Doctor Strange, he was defeating Wanda Maximoff in battle, so there’s a chance he will appear in the film as a nod to the Avengers films.

Or Deadpool and Wolverine may come face to face with Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, who may be upset by their multiverse-hopping antics and want to put a stop to it.

All questions, theories, cameos, and Easter eggs will (hopefully) be addressed once and for all when Deadpool & Wolverine slashes into theaters on July 26.

In the meantime, you can read about some exciting Spider-Man 4 news, learn all about The Fantastic Four, and keep updated on all things Avengers 5.

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