The Stars of Deadpool 2 Would Like to Say ‘Thanks’

No one will ever be as badass as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, but we must admit, the Deadpool 2 gang comes kind of close. The hits just keep on coming, and the endlessly creative team behind the superhero film have set a highlight reel to the Golden Girls theme song. Throw a vintage filter over the footage, sprinkle in a 1980s TV font, dapple Andrew Gold’s classic song over it and you’ve got the sitcom opening we’ve always dreamed of.

Deadpool 2 had a killer opening weekend, and it seems that the cast wanted to thank the fans. ‘Thank You for Being a Friend’ is one of the most famous songs about gratitude ever written, so it was a not so obvious fit. The faux credits list each of the character’s real names as the actor for their super alter ego. No wonder Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) goes by his X-Force moniker. The character’s full name is Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin. That is a mouthful.

Very few of the Deadpool 2 promos have featured Wade (Ryan Reynolds) without his suit on. Here we see the character unmasked to credit him as the man behind Deadpool. Also featured are Nathan Summers as Cable (Josh Brolin), Neena Thurman as Domino (Zazie Beetz), Dopinder as Dopinder (Karan Soni), Althea as Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Ellie Phimster as Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), and Peter W. as himself (Rob Delaney).

Ok, so this crew is a little cruder than the Golden Girls. There are some moments that would make even Blanche blush. And the part about inviting everyone you know turns out to not be such a good idea in this situation. The people Deadpool knows aren’t always so friendly.

Deadpool has collaborated with an insane amount of icons at this point. Good Housekeeping, the legend of Bob Ross, David Beckham and Celine Dion have all gotten in on the gag. But as they say in show business, you’re never done until you pay proper homage to The Golden Girls. Check.

Deadpool 2 is in theaters now.

Featured Image: Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.