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In the James Bond-style opening credits of Deadpool 2, there's a moment where Deadpool points a pistol directly at the camera. There's something written there in engraved letters around the muzzle of the gun. I'm pretty sure it said "SMILE" along the upper edge, but I couldn't make out the rest of it - there seemed to be a few words at the bottom edge.

What does it say, and is this just a one-off joke, or a canonical thing that's always written on Wade's guns?

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The muzzle says,

"SMILE
WAIT FOR THE FLASH".

A quick google search tells me that that particular phrase is a popular engraving for muzzles. There doesn't seem to be anything that relates it to Deadpool though.

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  • Wow, there really are a lot of these online (in addition to other, occasionally quite offensive variants...). Too bad they couldn't come up with a more uniquely Deadpool-ish joke. – recognizer May 22 '18 at 18:45
  • Probably was a last minute add on. "Hey VFX, could you think of something cool to put on the muzzle? ... What's that? Yeah cool. Anything's fine. Get it done." – sudhanva May 23 '18 at 1:18
  • It's a fun (meta) joke about getting shot in a picture. – Cees Timmerman Apr 19 at 9:19

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