WARNING: This article contains Deadpool 2 Spoilers
Brad Pitt's role in Deadpool 2 may be spoiled, but Matt Damon's cameo is one fans will probably miss. Don't beat yourself up too bad for missing the surprise appearance of the Good Will Hunting and Departed star, since his role in the Deadpool sequel is hidden beneath prosthetic makeup, a fake belly, and one incredibly distracting story.
The cameo comes as a pleasant surprise, after Brad Pitt's cameo as a member of X-Force was actually leaked ahead of the film's release, spreading like wildfire across the Internet due to the status of the A-List movie star involved. Now, Marvel fans will have to decide which ir more incredible: that Deadpool 2 got Brad Pitt to play a superhero... or that it got Matt Damon to talk explain the REAL way to use the toilet?
That's right, those looking to spot Matt Damon in Deadpool 2 won't get to see the Oscar winner sharing the screen with Ryan Reynolds, but he does get to interact with Josh Brolin's Cable. When the future time traveler first arrives in the film - channeling serious Terminator vibes - he stumbles across two "rednecks" engaged in some deep conversation.
The character credited as "Redneck #2" is an easy to miss cameo from Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly), but it's his friend giving the lecture on the proper way to wipe who the audience should keep their eyes on. That is definitely Matt Damon, concealed beneath a wig, hat, prosthetic makeup, and fake beer belly.
The cameo was teased by the cast and crew previously, when speaking with RadioTimes about some of the then-secret cameos in store for fans. Apparently, Damon's "manifesto" about the best way to wipe actually being a mixture of paper, baby wipes, and maybe even a blow dryer comes courtesy of Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese:
"I have a toilet paper manifesto of my own, abut 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…"
It seems the filmmakers decided one of the most famous actors in the world would have to do, called up Matt Damon, and he agreed. Not all that surprising, given Matt Damon's hilarious cameo in Thor: Ragnarok. Zazie Beetz went on to single this cameo out as her favorite, without spilling the actor, by explaining that "he's not even listed in the credits...They don’t even give his real name and he’s in complete prosthetics."
There IS an actor credited for the role, however, by the name of 'Dickie Greenleaf.' Damon fans will recognize it as the name of Jude Law's character in The Talented Mr. Ripley. The identity that Matt Damon's character eventually steals for himself. Well played, 'pool.
So with a trip to Ragnarok down, and now the chance to be unceremoniously murdered by Cable, fans have to wonder: what's next for Matt Damon's cameo career?
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018