Actor Ryan Reynolds has a reputation for having a soft spot for his younger fans, and he seems to be embracing it even more as he is shooting his latest comic book film.
On the set of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool in Vancouver, British Columbia, Reynolds fulfilled the wishes of two fans who wanted their opportunity to meet Marvel’s “Merc With a Mouth.” The first fan, young Hodgkin’s disease patient Tony Acevedo, asked the Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool himself. The actual moment was caught in a heartwarming post on Instagram, where Tony not only got to meet Reynolds in full costume, but he also got to wear his mask, too. See the post below:
Tony Acevedo asked Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool. I wasn't expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile… and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms and jugular with blazing speed. Tony's next fight is with Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's Disease best be wearing its brown pants. Huge thanks to @makeawishamerica
Reynolds also captured the moment of another wish being fulfilled for 15-year old Calista King, who not only got the chance to have a walk-on role in the 2016 film, she got to take Deadpool’s sword home with her. King, who’s afflicted with a brain tumor, definitely looks pleased at the fact that she’s taking home one of Wade Wilson’s most important tools in his fight against…well, in his fight. That’s definitely a prized memento for anyone who’s a fan of the bizarre, fourth-wall-breaking mercenary.
15 yr old Calista King – World's greatest #deadpool fan – visited set yesterday. Sure, we put her in the film. Sure, I said a lot of terrible words around her. And her mother. And especially her grandmother. But more importantly, she left with Deadpool's sword. I can't think of a better person to have it.
Deadpool will open in theaters on February 25th, 2016. For more on the film as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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