Deadpool 2 takes us into the X-Mansion where Wade pretty much just toys with things he shouldn't be playing with while he tries to come to terms with Vanessa's death. For the most part, the mansion seems empty. Just when Wade comments on that emptiness and blames the studio for the sequel's lack of X-Men, the camera shifts to a whole room of them. Unfortunately for Wade, Beast (Nicholas Holt) quickly closes the door to that room before the merc can see them.
Among the group of X-Men stood Quicksilver (Evan Peters), dressed in his goggles and silver jacket, staring at the door with a blank expression on his face. The last time we saw Quicksilver was in X-Men: Apocalypse , in which he struggled with telling Magneto that he was his son. Since it was just a brief cameo, we're given no indication as to what might have happened to Quicksilver since the events of that film, except that his sense of style hasn't changed.
If you looked to the left of the room, you might have seen Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), looking away from the camera in his ruby quartz visor. When we last saw him, he was training with the other X-Men in the Danger Room at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse. If we're to assume that Deadpool takes place within the new timeline of the X-Men franchise, we can surmise that Cyclops is still a loyal member of the team, though somehow still as young as he was when we last saw him in the film set in the 1980s.
At the back of the room, you might have caught a glimpse of Storm and her highly recognizable white locks of hair. When she was reintroduced to the franchise in X-Men: Apocalypse, Storm (Alexandra Shipp) was one of Apocalypse's horsemen until the final act, when she betrayed him and aided in the X-Men in destroying him. We see her training with the other X-Men, and this cameo appears to be confirmation that she has remained with them ever since.
Last seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, where he was shown parting ways with Magneto on relatively friendly terms, Professor X appears in Deadpool 2, leading the X-Men in... whatever they were doing in that room. He doesn't say or do anything but his presence leaves us with a couple of questions like, how and why was he left unaware that Deadpool was playing around with Cerebro and his old wheelchair? If he was aware, then we can probably assume that he's really tolerant and patient when it comes to the antics of people like Wade Wilson. It's probably best not to dwell on it too much.
At the very back, almost blending in with the background, is Nightcrawler. The last time we saw him was in X-Men: Apocalypse, in which he was played by Kodi Smit-McPhee. He proved incredibly useful as he aided the X-Men throughout Alkali Lake after a group of them were captured following the destruction of the X-Mansion. He's knocked out and doesn't really help them in fighting Apocalypse, but he's shown to stay on as a member of the team, training under Mystique so that the next time there's a huge fight, he'll be conscious throughout.
Okay, admittedly we're only including Wolverine here based on a technicality. There are countless references to Wolverine and Hugh Jackman, including a Logan inspired musical action figure and a magazine. But despite Ryan Reynolds' pleas, Wolverine doesn't actually make an appearance in the film. Instead, we get reused footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (directed by Gavin Hood) in an attempt by Reynolds to apologize for his 2009 version of Deadpool. At the moment, it doesn't look like Hugh Jackman has any intention of reprising his role as the iconic character... even for Deadpool.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable. In theaters now.