‘Deadpool’ 2016 was a massive success. Not a lot of people (except the comic-book reading audience) knew abut the foul-mouthed antihero but once it hit theatres, they all turned up to see and loved it. It was such a fresh X-Men movie, which doesn’t take itself too seriously. Anyways, following the success of Deadpool prompted the filmmakers to go ahead with making its sequel. Tim Miller couldn’t return to direct it so David Leitch (known for directing the first John Wick movie and ‘Atomic Blonde’) stepped in to direct the sequel. Well long before the shooting even started, we came to know that Josh Brolin would be playing the time-travelling soldier. This was actually quite a big deal not only for Brolin but for us too as he was also gonna be playing the supervillain Thanos in MCU’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ just three weeks before Deadpool 2’s release. Well, that’s actually quite a commendable feat for Josh Brolin, to play the villain in two superhero movies both releasing in the space of three weeks which ended up grossing more than $2.5 billion at box office globally. So basically, when Deadpool’s trailers dropped in, we got an idea that Brolin’s Cable will the main villain in the sequel. So what’s the ending all about? What’s with those post-credit scenes? To understand that, we have to go over the plot.
Following the events from the first film, Deadpool aka Wade Wilson works as a mercenary with great success when his girlfriend Vanessa approaches him with idea of starting a family to which he reacts with great enthusiasm. Tragedy strikes Wade when on his anniversary, one of his targets whom Wade failed to kill barges into his home and kills Vanessa while Wade was too late to save her. Despite killing him in revenge, Wade is left with a Skee-Ball token, an anniversary gift as a final memento of Vanessa. Extremely distraught and depressed and with no inclination to move on, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead decide to aid him by taking him to the X-men mansion so as to give him a place to recover and Wade reluctantly agrees to join the X-Men, something he never really had no inclination of doing so earlier.
Russell Collins aka “Firefist” and Cable
In enters Russell Collins aka Firefist, a mutant teenager who gets into a standoff with the authorities. Deadpool, Colossus and Negasonic intervene at the scene when Deadpool realizes that the kid has been abused in the orphanage and attempts to calm him down. It doesn’t go well as Russell panics and kills a staff member before Colossus intervenes and stops him from killing others. Deadpool and Russell are arrested and get transported to an ice box, an isolated prison for mutant criminals. Despite Russell’s efforts to befriend Wade, Wade ignores him and accepts his fate and is willing to die. This is when Cable, a cybernetic soldier enters the picture who travels back in time to the present day and infiltrates the ice box, killing all the security guards and goes for the boy before Wade intervenes and engages in a fist fight and tells Russell to run. Russell does so but before escaping, overhears Wade saying that he doesn’t care for him. Wade manages to escape but Cable manages to get hold of Vanessa’s token. Wade then gets a vision where his girlfriend Vanessa urges him to help the mutant kid.