Explaining the Ending of Deadpool 2
Ready for some Deadpool 2 spoilers? Let’s start by explaining the ending of Deadpool 2. If you don’t want to get deep into the film which is now showing in theaters, you could probably read my Deadpool 2 review.
Again before we proceed, let me just summon my SPOILER ALERT
OK, so towards the end of Deadpool 2, we find Cable and Deadpool at odds with what they’ll be doing to Russell aka Firefist, the young mutant who returns to the Essex Center to exact his revenge on the headmaster who tortured him previously during his stay there.
Deadpool had made a deal with Cable that he gets 30 seconds of talk time with Firefist before Cable pulls the trigger.
In the dramatic final confrontation, Deadpool fails to persuade Russell to give up on murdering the headmaster, gets burnt and then decides to wear a power-negating collar to have one last go at the young mutant. Amidst the background music of “Tommorrow” from “Annie”, we see Cable running to pick up his gun with Wade trying to block the bullet from hitting Russell.
With his healing factor nowhere in sight, Deadpool suffers from his bullet wound. He goes on a bit of quipping spree as he slowly died but snapping Russell Collins from his murder mode. As Deadpool dies, he is surrounded by his mutant allies.
With his wife and daughter Hope restored and safe in the future, Cable decides to use his last timejump to make some changes to the entire third act; placing Wade’s skeet ball token in his suit which blocks the bullet.
Things end on a happy note until the after credit.
So yeah, to answer the post’s question of the ending of Deadpool 2, Cable does a re-do of the past 10 minutes of the movie and saves Wade effectively stranding him in our timeline and opens the doors for him to lead the X-Force in their solo movie.