SPOILERS: You Probably Missed This Hugh Jackman Reference In ‘Deadpool 2’

Deadpool Hugh JackmanDeadpool 2 is a film filled with many, many references. A lot of the references are said outright or prominently shown on screen, but some are so small that they could get lost in all of the brilliant chaos happening on screen. One of them is about Hugh Jackman, but it’s not a reference to the character you’re probably thinking of.

The creative team behind Deadpool 2 gave fans so much geeky goodness, including X-Force and The Juggernaut done right, but many fans were hoping for a Hugh Jackman cameo in Deadpool 2. Sadly, he didn’t make an appearance in the movie. He does appear in the post-credits scene, but considering that was repurposed X-Men Origins: Wolverine footage, I don’t quite think that counts. There was a less obvious Hugh Jackman reference in the sequel though, involving the 2012 film Les Miserables.

At the end of the first act of Deadpool 2, Russell (Julian Dennison) and Deadpool are thrown into a prison known as the “ice box”. If you were like me, you were searching the cells for references to characters, but that also means you probably missed the reference that was literally labeled on Russell, as his inmate number is “24601.” That’s the same number that Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean of Les Miserables was cursed with.

We may not have Wolverine in a Deadpool film yet, but these kinds of references are the ones fans love to hunt for. The references that hide in plain sight, especially in a scene filled with potential cameos. I’m sure that we are far from finding some of the biggest references that Deadpool 2 has to offer, so don’t be shocked if you hear more and more over the next week and certainly when the film hits Blu-ray and VOD later this year.

Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna are also on board in undisclosed roles.

The 10 Strongest Members Of The X-Men, Ranked

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X-Men MarvelThe X-Men have had a tricky few years. Due to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fact that 20th Century Fox Fox owns the film rights to everyone’s favorite mutants, they’ve been relegated to smaller stories. But now, as Disney aims to buy Fox and incorporate the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men are back.

After having multiple X-Men related books cancelled, the characters seem to be going through a renaissance. With books like X-Men Gold, X-Men Red and Old Man Logan coming out, it’s a good time to be a X-Men fan. The various teams are jam-packed full of powerful heroes with abilities that range from transformation to walking through walls. Of course, like on every team, some individuals are just stronger than their peers.

Hit Next to discover more about the 10 strongest members of the X-Men!

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