An official version of the Deadpool teaser that’s screening before Logan was all over the internet this weekend. Odds are you saw it—multiple times. If you were paying close attention, you might have noticed some of the many Easter eggs contained in the scene. One of those Easter eggs involved Firefly—and there is a small chance that it was more than just a nod to a much beloved Fox property.
First off, here’s the teaser itself (NSFW):
The section in question:
Here are some breakdowns:
As mentioned in the second breakdown video, the inclusion of the Firefly poster could be more important that it initially seems. Some have speculated that the proximity of the poster reveal to “Nathan Summers Cumming Soon” written on the phone booth means that Nathan Fillion will play Cable or, at the very least, that he will be in the film. This is unlikely for a number of reasons (not the least of which being that he will play Wonder Man in GOTG Vol 2.), but I’m just going to leave that nugget there for consideration. On the other hand, it could be a hint to fans that a Firefly return is in the works. As you may have heard, Fox is ready to move on it if Joss Whedon is on board.
Then again, it could be nothing more than a nod to a cancelled show that many Deadpool fans still love. And let’s not forget about Firefly alum and Deadpool girlfriend Morena Baccarin. This is the most likely reason why the poster is there, but it’s fun to speculate nonetheless.
Send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.