Ryan Reynolds celebrated the fifth anniversary of his superhero franchise ‘Deadpool’ by sharing a “lost” fan letter. The 44-year-old actor, who plays the foul-mouthed titular superhero, shared the letter dated March 10, 2016, penned by a fan named Hunter.
“Five years later, I’m still in awe of Deadpool fans. Hunter wrote me this letter after #Deadpool came out, and somehow my response never got mailed. Holds up. Mostly,” Reynolds’ wrote alongside photos of two letters typed on paper: one from Hunter and a reply from him.
Hunter, a young man who presumably had an assignment to write to someone he admires, wrote to Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds, the actor who plays Deadpool, wrote to him—sure, the letter was never sent, but he has since shared it on Instagram and Twitter.
In the letter addressed to “Dear Mr. Deadpool,” Hunter asks for advice on being more bada*s like you.” In his response, Reynolds said, “Commit to one thing. For me, it’s acting.” The Canadian actor added that acting and I are like Tom Brady and New England: together forever.
Nevertheless, this happened five years after Deadpool was released, so it’s an excellent way to remember the occasion. On Reynolds’ Instagram, nearly a million people saw and liked it. It was also posted on Twitter and received more than 70k likes.
Here’s what folks thought about the letter.
Deadpool, the first film in the series, was released in 2016 by 20th Century Fox. The film was a big hit, and a sequel was released in 2018. Deadpool was one of the few Marvel comic characters not owned by Disney, but with Fox’s acquisition of the industry giant, it has become a Marvel Studios property.
A third Deadpool film is in the works, with Emmy-winning writers Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux on board to write the story.