Ryan Reynolds did not write that hilarious Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice “Martha” joke in Deadpool 2 and he wants DC fans to know this… before or after they murder him.
Deadpool 2 has a ton of DC and Marvel related gags. Some hit the nail on its head while others fell flat. One that did not fall flat was the first DC joke of the film and it took aim at the most infamous moment of Batman v Superman. BvS was hit with hate from all angles. Fans and critics demolished the film in reviews and it also spawned one of the funniest memes in pop culture history.
In the film Batman stops trying to kill Superman when he hears him say the name Martha. While most audiences didn’t know that both of their mothers names were Martha, Batman v Superman made sure that the world does now. I could go on and on in defense of that moment, but this article is about a Deadpool 2 joke so let’s just focus on that.
In the movie Deadpool has a bevy of hilarious excuses at the ready to tell his girlfriend Vanessa why he was late and when she didn’t buy the first excuse the second one definitely gave everyone a laugh in the theater. In the scene Wade Wilson says “I was fighting a caped badass, only to discover his mom is named Martha, too.” Reynolds was recently on the Empire Film Podcast and he had this to say about the gag:
“The ‘Martha’ gag, it’s a perfectly Deadpool moment, I think Deadpool is willing to break a few eggs to make that omelette.”
When the hosts tells Reynolds that DC fans hate that joke, he makes it clear that it wasn’t written by him.
“By the time they’re listening to this, I’m probably already dead. I didn’t write that joke, I’ll say that one, That’s one joke I didn’t write.”
What did you guys think of Deadpool 2 roasting Batman v Superman like that? Sound off in the comments section below!
Here’s the official synopsis for the film below:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/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 join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters!
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