Ryan Reynolds is still enjoying the Deadpool 2 hype following the sequel’s critical success.
The film continues the adventures of Wade Wilson – the lovable mercenary with a heart of gold and a mouth filthier than a first-year uni student’s laundry basket.
In the sequel, released last month, Wade faces a far more formidable threat than a man named Francis, he’s going head-to-head with his best buddy-to-be Cable, (Josh Brolin), a time-travelling super soldier.
Celebrating Canada Day, Reynolds took to Instagram to share a picture of him as Deadpool photoshopped next to President Trudeau.
But look closer, there’s two hidden gems in here:
See them in the background? Hugh Jackman and Ryan Gosling? Yeah you do!
The cameos are nods to Reynolds famous patter with the two actors, one over his relationship with his wife, the other over an old relationship he had with his wife. If you follow me…
For some reason, there’s no appearance from Kanye West, who recently came out as a huge Deadpool fan.
The rapper, who recently released his album Ye, took to Twitter – as is his wont – to express his love for the comic-book adaptations, saying he would’ve ‘cleared’ his music to be on the film’s OST.
Kanye said he loved how much Reynolds breaks the fourth wall in the films, as well as praising the producers on being ‘innovative’.
I love both Deadpool movies?????????… I heard tracks in it that sound similar to mine… bro I would have cleared my music for Deadpool …
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 12, 2018
your guys writing and approach is so innovative … I love how you guys break the 4th wall… thank you for being innovative and please know I’m down to clear next time
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 12, 2018
Now, Reynolds has responded, because he’s big on Twitter. Actually, scratch that, the actor near-well owns the social media site.
His response was short, snappy and a certified banger so far as engagement goes.
Agree. I’m having a word with Celine Dion.
I dunno whether this is a fleeting Kanye thought or not. I hope it isn’t. Surely we’d all love to see a collaboration between him and Reynolds, especially on the big screen?
Agree. I’m having a word with Celine Dion. https://t.co/NnMSBBNA9k
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 12, 2018
UNILAD sat down with the film’s director, David Leitch, to talk about the film, Ryan Reynolds, and the infamous post-credit sting.
For those unaware, David’s a former stuntman-turned-cinematic sensation, helping to create the infamous John Wick, Atomic Blonde and is now working on the next instalment in the Fast and Furious universe, Hobbes and Shaw.
Chatting to UNILAD about when he first got on board for Deadpool 2, David said:
It was a daunting experience to jump on board a movie, to direct the sequel to something that was so well received, and so successful.
But it was really exciting too that we had such a creative world to play with, so I was pretty confident that I could find my voice and create something original and exciting for the audience.
He also gave his thoughts on Ryan Reynolds and the creation of those self-deprecating jokes Deadpool has made a name for itself because of.
Wow! We had so many moments of burst out laughter that it was pretty amazing. He’s [Ryan Reynolds] like Deadpool in terms of his sense of humour and satirical look at the world.
There were a lot of laughs on and off the set.
Well I think there’s a self-deprecating nature to Deadpool and to Ryan that’s charming and, by the way, genuine.
In some ways, Deadpool is not a ‘woke’ American male, but he does have a huge heart and he really wants to do well, and you can see the folly in it.
I think that’s one of the most beautiful things about Deadpool and I think Ryan gets that, and is self-aware enough to make fun of himself. I think that’s the sign of a good human being, the ability to laugh at yourself.
Breaking the world record for the biggest opening day of an R-rated movie, the film took in a reported $53.3 million on May 18, surpassing IT, which previously held the record after making $50.4 million.
Deadpool 2 is in cinemas worldwide now.