Ryan Reynolds commits to the role of Deadpool, both in and out of the movies. His latest foray into Wade Wilson's fourth wall-breaking sensibilities involves lobbying for Deadpool to join the Fast and the Furious franchise.
Following the announcement that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will helm the Fast and Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, Reynold offered a friendly reminder on Twitter, writing, "You promised Deadpool was in this. You said I get to play the no-nonsense Police Chief, who yells at Hobbs for crashing his 58 valve Nissan Sentra into an Olive Garden. Put me in coach."
You promised Deadpool was in this. You said I get to play the no-nonsense Police Chief, who yells at Hobbs for crashing his 58 valve Nissan Sentra into an Olive Garden. Put me in coach.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2018
Of course, this is Reynolds' playful way of saying "congratulations." But, to be honest, a Deadpool-Fast and Furious crossover doesn't sound like a bad idea. Both franchises feature characters who live on the edge and balance their action with humor. It also works because Deadpool can comment on pop culture in a way his fellow Marvel characters can't. Just a look at the promotion for the Deadpool franchise, which has featured references to Flashdance, Burt Reynolds, rom-coms, the Coppertone Girl, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, and Norman Rockwell's Freedom from Want. It'd be interesting to see what observations Deadpool would make in a Fast and Furious world.
Alongside Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Zazie Beetz, Terry Crews, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, T.J. Miller and Bill Skarsgård. The film arrives in theaters May 18.