The Merc Stirs Hope As Part Of Deadpool’s Make-A-Wish Set Visit


On paper, Deadpool is pretty far down the list of family-friendly superheroes – located somewhere between Blade and Spawn for his F-bombs and trigger-happy killing sprees.

It’s a testimony to Ryan Reynolds, then, that Wade Wilson is still able to make dreams come true. Earlier this morning, the Canadian actor shared a bunch of heartwarming photos via Facebook with kids from Make-A-Wish America and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Playing the “Big Red Jackass” comes with perks of its own, as Reynolds stated in his accompanying post, and the gallery below is further proof that beneath the mask – beneath the katanas and guns and profanity-filled rants – Deadpool‘s lead star is a class act.

One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass is welcoming Make-A-Wish America and Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada onto set.

And though Superman, Batman and Captain America tend to be the time-honored favorites among America’s Make-A-Wish foundations, the fact that Wade Wilson battled a cancer of his own allows Deadpool to resonate with real-life victims – even if his swearing isn’t recommended for young ears.

Reynolds continued:

Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day. These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kids smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)

The Merc’s second big-screen adventure his theaters on May 18th. That’s a full six weeks earlier than initially expected, after Deadpool 2 leapfrogged Solo: A Star Wars Story to get a jump on Hollywood’s other summer fare. Now comes the tricky conundrum of releasing under the shadow of Avengers: Infinity War

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