The Merc with a Mouth also has a big heart, too. Ryan Reynolds has been delivering a steady stream of images while shooting Deadpool, but his latest is extra special. Reynolds just shared some photos from Tony Acevedo’s visit to the Vancouver set. Tony is battling Hodgkin’s Disease and asked to meet Deadpool as his Make-A-Wish Foundation wish. Not only did Tony get some face time with Reynolds in full costume, but he also got to rock the Deadpool mask and gloves himself.
And this isn’t even the first time Reynolds made a fan’s dream come true while shooting the movie. He also met Calista King, a 15-year-old fighting a brain tumor. She got a walk-on role in the film and went home with Deadpool’s sword. It’s always exciting checking out new images and getting first looks at sets and costumes, but there’s really nothing more heartwarming than getting a peek at moments like this.
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
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. A photo posted by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on
Deadpool also stars Ed Skrein as Ajax, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and T.J Miller as Weasel, and is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.