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‘Deadpool 2’: Should you stick around after the credits?

May 18, 2018 GMT

‘Deadpool 2’: Should you stick around after the credits?

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Anytime a comic book movie like “Deadpool 2” arrives in theaters, fans find themselves wondering if there is an after credits scene or two, or three, or four and so on.

[SPOILERS for “Deadpool 2” ahead]

“Deadpool 2” has a whopping five post-credits scenes. And while that seems like a lot, they’re totally worth staying in your seat for.

In the first post-credits scene, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) allies Negasonic and Yoiki have gotten their hands-on Cable’s time traveling device. The duo has improved the device, which Deadpool uses to go on a time-travel extravaganza.

Deadpool’s first time travel stop (this is the second post-credits scene) is to stop his fiancée Vanessa from being killed earlier in the film.

Next, Deadpool goes back to save Peter, a member of X-Force who doesn’t have any super powers. Despite saving Peter, Deadpool doesn’t save the rest of the X-Force team members who were killed, because he’s a jerk.


Then we get to the meta stuff. Deadpool travels back in time to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” where he kills Weapon XI, the original (and awful) version of Deadpool that appears in that film. The current Deadpool then tells Wolverine, who we only see from behind, that he’s “Just cleaning up the timelines.”

Lastly, and most hilariously, Deadpool travels back to when Ryan Reynolds was reading the script for “Green Lantern,” widely considered one of the most disappointing superhero movies ever, and shoots Reynolds in the head.

The scenes are as hilarious as they sound and worth your time. One wonders what it would have been like had the film kept the deleted post-credits scene in which Deadpool strangles baby Hitler.