Deadpool has earned close to $200 million at the domestic box office in its first nine days of release, which is quite a feat for a scrappy R-rated Marvel Comics superhero action-comedy made on a production budget of $58 million. Most of the people who see it the first time can’t wait to see it again. This is more than a blockbuster; it’s a full-blown cultural phenomenon.
As further proof of this development, fans of the movie recently started a petition at Change.org to get star Ryan Reynolds to reprise his role as Deadpool for a gig hosting Saturday Night Live. As of this writing, the petition has gained over 70,000 signatures.
In response to this rallying call from his devoted fan base to introduce Marvel’s quippy Merc with a Mouth to the Not Ready for Prime Players, Reynolds released an audio speaking in character as Deadpool angrily ranting about SNL in the manner of the recently-leaked audio recording of Kanye West having an egocentric meltdown backstage at the show.
Check out the Deadpool recording here below.
In the video, Deadpool goes off on a hilarious tirade against MC Hammer, the Kia Sorrento, Barbara Bush, the Muppets, and “fake ass” Rip Taylor to name a few. I have a feeling the petition to get the ‘Pool to host Saturday Night Live will not produce the same result as the widespread social media campaign to have Betty White do the same back in 2010, but thankfully he took the time to inform us as only he can.
Deadpool is currently in theaters and blowing away the competition.
Why Deadpool won’t be hosting SNL
Actually DEADPOOL was going to host back in the 90s, but then this happened. Thank god Tom Hanks was available that week.