Ryan Reynolds Trolls John Travolta’s $29 Million Box Office Disaster, Might Have Slyly Taken a Dig at Martin Scorsese in His Hidden Deadpool 3 Message

Ryan Reynolds flaunts his intelligent humour once again in the latest Deadpool 3 promo.

Ryan Reynolds, John Travolta, Martin Scorsese
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  • Ryan Reynolds took to a secret message in the latest Deadpool & Wolverine promo to take a dig at Martin Scorsese's controversial MCU comments.
  • In the secret video, Ryan Reynolds also trolled John Travolta's box office disaster Battlefield Earth, which was released in 2000.
  • From the advanced ticket sales, it looks like Deadpool & Wolverine can become one of the greatest MCU events after Avengers: Endgame.
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Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s Deadpool & Wolverine continues to raise the hype among fans with each promotional material. Reynolds is widely known for his crazy marketing skills. It can also be seen in the publicity of the upcoming MCU release.


In the latest Deadpool 3 teaser posted by Ryan Reynolds on his social media, the Wade Wilson fame surprised the fans with a hidden disclaimer. The secret disclaimer caused hilarious reactions on the internet after it took digs at a 2000 flop film and even at the legendary Martin Scorsese.

Ryan Reynolds has started going all out for the promotion of Deadpool 3 and took a dig at one of the greatest filmmakers
A still from Deadpool & Wolverine I Marvel Studios

Marvel is known for dispersing interesting Easter Eggs across their promotional materials. Deadpool & Wolverine took a different take here and introduced a disclaimer being read by Reynolds to show what the audience can expect from the upcoming film.


What did Ryan Reynolds reveal in his Deadpool 3 hidden message?

The latest Deadpool 3 promo comes with a hidden QR code
The hidden QR code in the latest Deadpool 3 promo I Credit: Ryan Reynolds (via X)

Ryan Reynolds recently unveiled a new teaser of Deadpool & Wolverine on his X to announce the ticket sales of the upcoming release. As the hawk-eyed fans spotted a hidden QR code in the promo, they were taken to a secret hilarious clip featuring the Canadian actor.

Despite not giving away any crucial details about the upcoming release, the 6 Underground actor addressed the excited fans. Reynolds took a sly dig at a 2000 film starring John Travolta when he suggested that the film should be seen as a “sequel to Battlefield Earth.” He also made fun of the MCU’s trend of having a post-credits scene and added that Deadpool 3 may not have one.

This film is as paper thin as a sequel to Battlefield Earth. We’re mostly going to beat each other senseless, make enemies with Disney, tell a few d-ck jokes, make a few jokes at my expense, make a lot of jokes at Hugh’s expense, and completely sidestep Marvel’s mandated after-credits sequence , which if you haven’t figured it out yet, is always just a commercial for another movie which will invariably end with a commercial for another movie. 

According to Box Office Mojo, the bizarre Battlefield Earth only collected $29.7 million at the box office and was met with disastrous reviews. Just when the audience thought it could not be crazier, Ryan Reynolds ended his disclaimer with a clever response a clever dig at Martin Scorsese.


So sit back, relax, let us lower your IQ and raise your heart rate while we travel to a vapid Dreamland, a place where grown men and grown women walk around in tights, and act like it’s not a giant cultural cry for help. This is CINEMA.

The renowned filmmaker started an internet debate when he dismissed Marvel films as cinema in an interview (via The Guardian) and likened them to a theme park- “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

The Detective Pikachu actor could not find a more appropriate time to address the debate and make it clear that some films are only meant for the grand experience.

Can Deadpool & Wolverine bring back the glorious MCU days?

Deadpool & Wolverine is expected to bring back the blockbuster MCU days
Deadpool and Wolverine jump into a portal in the Deadpool 3 teaser I Marvel Studios

Pop culture fans know that Marvel recently had a bad period with some of their most underwhelming movies and series. It led the Kevin Feige studio to rethink their discussions and only go for a single theatrical release in 2024. The makers are doing their best to make it a major theatrical event like Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home.


With Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine and a lot of multiversal insanity to be involved in it, the upcoming Shawn Levy directorial can go down as one of the best theatrical events in MCU history.

Superhero fans know how cameos accompanied by a good story can play an important role in the success of an event film. With the reports of several crazy cameos in Deadpool & Wolverine, it will also be seen if it can become what Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness dreamt to be.

According to Comicbook, soon after the advanced booking was open, Deadpool 3 broke the record of the best first-day ticket sales record for 2024. It is also the best among the three films in the Ryan Reynolds franchise. If the film meets the expectations, it can undoubtedly bring back the glorious billion-dollar days of the MCU.


Deadpool & Wolverine will be released on July 26, 2024. 


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.