The marketing for Deadpool 2 is the gift that keeps on giving. Even when you shoot it at point blank range, it will return with a vengeance. Remember those mini gummy hands we told you about from Trolli? Well, it turns out that there are some extra "goodies" on the candy's main website, SYFY WIRE has confirmed.
If you visit the site, right click on the page, and then click on "View Page Source," you'll be greeted with a message from the Merc himself, hidden within the meta data that makes up the web page. He's practically begging you to check out the back end of the site, because if you hover over the tab, you'll see the words "I see you checking out my metadata."
"Alright, now that I got the promotional junk of the way, let's talk about the other junk. Because holy chimichanga, have you seen these photos? Daddy likey. Well, I got nothin'. At least not yet. Check back when the candy's out maybe? Wink wink. Hint hint. Subtle subtle."
Take a look for yourself:
Things start to devolve into the usual coding language after all the coherence, but there are three words that should get you excited: "Easter, Unscramble, egg."
To what is Wade Wilson referring? The candy becomes available May 7 and the message says to check back then. Using deductive reasoning, we can assume that there will probably be a contest of sorts to unscramble or find some Easter egg, Ready Player One style. Moreover, if we're correct about a contest, what does the winner get? Some Deadpool 2 merch? Tickets to the L.A. premiere of Deadpool 2? A lifetime supply of mini-hand gummies? A spot on X-Force (hey, they seem to have lowered the superhero standards quite a bit these days)?
We won't know until the candy's on shelves at 7-11. The movie, meanwhile, drops in theaters May 18.
"Metadata is defined as a set of data that describes and gives information about other data," Trolli told SYFY WIRE in an official statment. "And if there were other data to be on the look out for, May 7th might be a good day to look for it."