The Merc With A Mouth Stages His Oscar Campaign With Hilarious New Deadpool Video


It was almost too good to be true, wasn’t it? Against all odds, Deadpool became one of 2016’s biggest success stories, raking in a staggering $783 million at the worldwide box office and surprising just about everyone in one fell swoop. Such a landmark achievement, one made all the more impressive by the film’s raunchy R-rated nature, has resulted in not only a sequel order from Fox, but a string of prestigious nominations from the Critics’ Choice Awards, last weekend’s Golden Globes, and nods from both the WGAs and PGAs. That’s quite the collection, but the Merc With a Mouth is thinking bigger – much bigger.

Though Tim Miller’s anti-hero flick has already been shortlisted in this year’s Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar category, Ryan Reynolds has today kicked off Deadpool‘s Oscar campaign in earnest with a frankly hilarious stinger. His target? The Academy, and given the official nominees for the 89th Academy Awards are set to be announced on January 24, this tongue-in-cheek snippet arrives in good time.

The big question now, of course, is whether Deadpool can actually do good on its awards momentum and land a few nominations. A nod from the Producer’s Guild of America certainly bodes well for Tim Miller’s origin story, but only time will tell whether the Merc With a Mouth can really woo The Academy and its roster of voters before January 24.

Deadpool slammed into theaters back in February of last year and barring any last-minute setbacks, Ryan Reynolds should be back in costume as the foul-mouthed mercenary before the year’s end. John Wick co-director David Leitch is behind the lens for Deadpool 2.