Ryan Reynolds’s portrayal of Deadpool combines perfectly with the character’s insanity, resulting in hilarious and improvised lines that make the movies even better. Deadpool 3 has all the ingredients to be the most quotable movie for the Merc With a Mouth yet, with returning actors, new additions to the MCU, and writers from the previous movies. The Deadpool franchise is known for breaking the fourth wall and making references to pop culture, including mocking the X-Men movie timeline, teasing the audience’s post-credits scene expectations, and referencing other MCU movies.

Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise is known for its lead character’s quips, and there have been some truly striking Deadpool quotes in his two solo movies so far. Reynolds is one of the best comedic actors working today, and the marriage between the actor and Deadpool has led to one of the best superhero movie castings ever, on the same level of Robert Downey Jr. as the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Iron Man and more. Reynolds brings Deadpool’s insanity to life perfectly, with the actor many times improvising hilarious lines on set that end up making the Deadpool movies better.

With Deadpool 3‘s cast including not only Reynolds but several returning actors from the Fox Deadpool movies, as well as Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, new additions to the MCU, and rumored past Marvel actors, Deadpool 3 has all it needs to be the most quotable movie for the Merc With a Mouth yet. The upcoming MCU movie will also feature writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who were behind the pen for the previous Deadpool movies. By getting the band back together and the film having a treasure trove of references as part of the MCU, Deadpool 3 can possibly surpass the 10 best Deadpool movie quotes so far.


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In the comics, movies, and all other media, Deadpool is known to be all about breaking the fourth wall. Reynolds does so repeatedly in Deadpool and Deadpool 2, with one of the best moments being when he uses that gimmick to poke fun at Fox’s X-Men movie timeline. It is well-known that the chronology of Fox’s X-Men movies is a mess, with the older and younger X-Men movie franchises creating a series of plot holes. Deadpool makes the most of it, bringing up the two actors who have played Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies when Colossus tells him to meet the character.


The Deadpool movies have made several references to pop culture, and a couple of them came in Deadpool‘s post-credits scene. As the first of the Deadpool movies, it made sense for Reynolds to mock the audience’s expectation of something big happening in the post-credits scene, with a direct comment referencing Nick Fury recruiting Iron Man for the Avengers in the MCU’s first post-credits scene. Instead, in typical Deadpool fashion, the movie saw Deadpool don a similar robe as Ferris Bueller from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and also tell the audience to go home, a major fourth wall break.

8 “Yeah, It’s Me, Deadpool, and I Got an Offer That You Can’t Refuse. I’m Gonna Wait Out Here, Okay? It’s a Big House. It’s Funny That I Only Ever See Two of You. It’s Almost Like the Studio Couldn’t Afford Another X-Man.”

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Despite being a mutant, the two Deadpool movies barely include any members of the X-Men. Among his many musings in Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson enters the X-Mansion and wonders where all the X-Men are. The young X-Men team appearing behind him and closing the door so that he did not notice them was comedy gold, as it answered fans’ question about where the other mutants were all the time by bouncing off Wade’s line. With many X-Men characters on the list of rumored cameos for Deadpool 3, the MCU movie can deliver even more X-Men jokes.

7 “Hey, Big Guy, The Sun’s Getting Real Low.”

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Deadpool 2 continued with the franchise’s MCU references. When fighting Juggernaut, Deadpool uses a line Black Widow said to calm the Hulk down in Avengers: Age of Ultron — “Hey, big guy, the sun’s getting real low.” The moment is the perfect example of how the Deadpool franchise has great timing with its references, with Deadpool taking Black Widow’s role in a hilarious way. Differently from the MCU movie, Deadpool’s lullaby did not work, with Juggernaut then hilariously grabbing Deadpool and swinging him around.


Like Spider-Man, Deadpool is known to be a master jokester when fighting. Reynolds’ version of the character displayed many such moments right from the first Deadpool. While some of Deadpool’s jokes can get more elaborate, the character is oftentimes just as funny when not making a reference to another movie, series, or person but actually teasing the characters he’s engaging with directly. Deadpool asserting himself as someone who has no fear by saying he uses red so villains don’t see he is hurt in fights, while also irritating his enemies by saying a guy “wore the brown pants” shows how the anti-hero gets in other people’s heads.

5 “With This Collar On, My Superpower Is Just Unbridled Cancer. Give Me a Bow and Arrow and I’m Basically Hawkeye.”

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Even when at his lowest, Deadpool continues to crack jokes. The Deadpool movies have shown that when Wade is at his lowest, the character uses humor as a coping mechanism. In Deadpool 2, when Wade found himself in prison with a mutant power inhibitor collar, the character did not lose his spark despite losing his healing factor and having his aggressive cancer come back. Instead, Deadpool joked that despite his awful situation, he was but a bow and arrow short of being Hawkeye.

4 “Please Don’t Make the Super Suit Green… Or Animated.”


One of the funniest running bits in the Deadpool movies is Reynolds’ Wade Wilson constantly taking cracks at the actor’s time at DC. Reynolds famously played Hal Jordan in 2011’s Green Lantern, with the movie not seeing great reception from fans, critics, and Reynolds himself. One of the movie’s most criticized aspects was the choice to have Green Lantern in a fully CGI suit. That is why in Deadpool, when he is about to undergo an experiment that will give him powers, Wade says, “Please don’t make the super suit green… or animated.”

3 “You’re So Dark. Are You Sure You’re Not from the DC Universe?”

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The references to DC movies are also a constant in the Deadpool franchise, and they are not only related to Reynolds’ brief time as Green Lantern. While James Gunn’s new DC Universe is on the horizon, Deadpool 2 was released back in 2018, a time when the old DCEU was still going full steam ahead. Director Zack Snyder’s movies at DC and the DCEU as a whole were commonly coined as being “too dark” among comic book movie fans. The Deadpool team could not miss the chance to get in on the train, and so Deadpool asked Josh Brolin’s stoic Cable if he was not from the DC universe.

2 “Zip It, Thanos!”

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Being a darker character was not the only aspect of Josh Brolin’s Cable that was a source of jokes in Deadpool 2. Before he gave life to the time-traveling character in the movie, Brolin had simply played the main villain of the MCU’s Infinity Saga: Thanos. Deadpool 2 even came out less than a month after Avengers: Infinity War, which meant Brolin’s Thanos was at the height of his popularity at the time. Reynolds made the most of the connection, directly addressing Cable as if he were the Mad Titan amid a discussion, saying, “Zip it, Thanos!

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Finally, one of the best quotes to come from Reynolds’ Deadpool has to be from the character’s time-traveling shenanigans in Deadpool 2‘s post-credits scene. When Deadpool returns to X-Men Origins: Wolverine to kill the awful version of himself from that movie, he interacts with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who appears through archival footage. That is when things get interesting, as Deadpool predicts exactly what is going to happen, with Wade saying that Wolverine should come out of retirement when he asks him to, which has happened in real life, as Reynolds got Jackman back for Deadpool 3. With the duo united, many new iconic Deadpool quotes should be on the way.

Deadpool 3 releases on July 26, 2024.

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