WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2
Deadpool 2 had so many surprise cameos, one of which Brad Pitt, a.k.a. X-Force member, Vanisher. However, it seems like there’s a longer cameo from an A-List actor that everyone seems to be missing. That actor? Matt Damon.
This was revealed by Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to Yahoo! Entertainment. Apparently Damon was meant to play Dickie Greenleaf (Damon’s character in The Talented Mr. Ripley). However, Damon ends up playing one of the rednecks that Cable steals a pick-up truck from.
Reese sad this about the Deadpool cameo:
“We’ve sneaked [Damon] past everybody… Literally thousands and thousands of people have seen the movie so far, and no one’s noticed.”
Director David Leitch also gave us a few details on how they transformed Damon for the role. Apparently some members of the crew had no idea they were working with Damon:
“They spent a lot of time in the makeup chair… Matt, in particular. Bill Corso, our makeup artist, had three hours with him to put him in deep prosthetics and give him that beer belly.”
And though he isn’t as famous as Damon, I think it’s still worth noting that the other redneck in that scene in none other than Alan Tudyk. Tudyk’s played a lot of roles, but it’s interesting that he did co-star with Morena Baccarin (Vanessa) in the famously cancelled Firefly.
Catch Damon and Tudyk as rednecks in Deadpool 2 now in theaters.