Wade Wilson may not be the hero Regina deserves, but he’s the one it wants right now. Or something like that.
A resident of the capital of Saskatchewan has launched not one but two online petitions urging Regina City Council to erect a statue honoring Deadpool. You see, in the blockbuster Ryan Reynolds film, the Merc With a Mouth says, “I’m Wade Wilson from Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina, the town that rhymes with fun.”
That was enough for some Regina fans to embrace Deadpool as a native son.
“Regina has been home to many great people, Leslie Nielsen, Ryan Getzlaf, Wolfcop, the list goes on,” writes Luke Oliver, who launched the petitions. “But at the end of the day, the most important person from Regina, DEADPOOL. We are demanding that a Deadpool statue be erected in Regina, Saskatchewan as we are his hometown, and we are proud to be.”
The petition on ThePetitionSite.com had garnered more than 500 supporters as of this morning. Unfortunately, the Change.org server appears to be having difficulties, so we’re not sure where that petition stands.
Update (1:21 p.m.): Regina Mayor Michael Fougere has responded to the petitions, tweeting simply “Nope.”
(via Regina Leader-Post)