Deadpool has already made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and he rocked it. It’s not surprising, given his trademark brand of humor. But that isn’t enough for his fans. A petition has been started to get the “merc with a mouth” a hosting gig on the reigning king of late night tv, Saturday Night Live, or SNL to laypeople. While the producers of SNL have yet to issue a response to the petition, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has taken note. He took to Twitter and responded in a way typical of the marketing style that has been promoting the film. Deadpool appearing on SNL, let alone hosting the popular comedic show, would be a first. Although he would not be the first fictional character to host, since Pee Wee Herman and Father Guido Sarducci have preceded him, he would be the only superhero to do so. Of course, Deadpool may not like being referred to as a superhero. Fine, he’d be the first comic book character to host. This would certainly be a coup for Reynolds and Fox, as well as Marvel and comics in general. And, of course, would bring a little more attention to a film that is already doing remarkably well.
Reynolds’ tweeted “Actually DEADPOOL was going to host back in the 90s, but then this happened. Thank god Tom Hanks was available.” with this video:
Reynolds’ response comes as a spoof on the leaked rant from Kanye West during the promotion of his “Life of Pablo” album on SNL. Deadpool’s rost of Kanye is just another example in the long list of reasons why he would make an excellent host of the show. Of course, if Deadpool isn’t an option, maybe Reynolds could host the show himself. That would enable him to give a few appearances as Deadpool in a skit or few, while also providing the opportunity to give send ups of some of his flops, most notably 2011’s Green Lantern and 2013’s R.I.P.D.
If you are one of the 12 people left in America who haven’t seen Deadpool yet, what are you waiting for? It’s out in theaters now. X-Men: Apocalypse will follow in May 2016, Gambit and the potentially R-rated Wolverine 3 in 2017, and another X-Men film in 2018. Deadpool will star in his own sequel sometime soon, as well, although the date is currently unannounced.
Source: Screen Rant