Matt Damon is turning into the prince of superhero movies cameos (though he’ll never steal the crown from Stan Lee). Last year he appeared in a bit role in Thor: Ragnarok, playing an Asgardian actor depicting Loki. And this weekend, you can catch him on screen again — though you’re going to have to look hard. Yep, Matt Damon is in Deadpool 2.
The trick though is that he isn’t even listed in the credits (or one of the end-credits scenes). And they heavily hid him under mounds of prosthetics, and even a fake stomach.
So where is Matt Damon in Deadpool 2? If you haven’t seen the movie, mild spoilers past this point. Otherwise, read on!
Matt Damon’s Deadpool 2 Cameo, Revealed
In the scene where Cable (Josh Brolin) travels back from the future, he runs into two hillbillies discussing the best way to use toilet paper. The scene is sort of a nod to the Terminator movies, with Cable knocking out the hicks and stealing their truck.
And one of the hillbillies you probably recognized, or caught his name in the credits. That would be Alan Tudyk, star of Firefly and frequent muse of Disney Animation, popping up as the hick slightly less interested in butt stuff. The other hillbilly is listed in the credits under the name “Dickie Greenleaf.”
…But actually, that’s Matt Damon!
The cute nod here is that in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Jude Law played a character named Dickie Greenleaf. Then Matt Damon’s character, who was very talented, stole his identity.
So there you go!
Wait, how did Matt Damon end up in Deadpool 2?
They’ve been laying breadcrumbs about this cameo for a while, actually. Co-writer Rhett Reese told The Radio Times:
“I have a toilet paper manifesto of my own, about the inadequacy of toilet paper. I do this bit about it, and I did it for Ryan. We all looked at each other and said, ‘This has to go into the movie somehow.’ Then we discussed what caliber actor would we need to do such a scene…”
Naturally, when you think of something inadequate that belongs in the toilet, one’s thoughts go to Matt Damon. Kismet!
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