As Americans prepare for a weekend of barbecues and fireworks for Independence Day, Canadians are already busy politely partying the night away for the July 1st celebration of Canada Day. But what’s a Canadian celebration without Wade Wilson?
The social media accounts of Fox’s Deadpool 2 movie shared a new image of Deadpool standing proudly in front of the red maple leaf of the Canadian flag. The caption wishes fans a happy Canada Day by thanking the Great White North for giving the world Ryan Reynolds.
The post is also a reminder of Wade Wilson’s comic book roots as a Canadian. It was therefore almost serendipitous that Reynolds, who was already born to play Deadpool, nabbed the role.
The movies have jabbed a little fun at the expanse of the country, and Canada, the polite country that it is, always laughs along.
In theaters now, director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.