Ryan Reynolds shares Deadpool's blunt 'Avengers' rejection letter
I think we can agree that the top one per cent are privy to certain privileges. With ever-rising housing costs, Millennials have got used to the prospect of sharing basic amenities with their friends well into their thirties; and forget about flying away to exotic locales, we have a lifetime of mini-breaks to look forward to. But despite these financial discrepancies, it appears that no one is spared when it comes to rejection.
Certainly, although Ryan Reynolds may be better known as Deadpool, and as one half of the glorious coupling that is him and Blake Lively, it appears that he has also had to face his fair share of rejection. Yes, you can win the genetic lottery, and be talented to boot - but that doesn't mean that everyone is going to want you to star in their franchise.
Troller-in-chief, Ryan Reynolds, had a hilarious response to the incredibly successful opening weekend of Avengers: Infinity War. According to the last box office reports, the film is on course to turnover a staggering $240 million just in the opening weekend alone. And in the all-time box office rankings for a US opening weekend, it is already sitting second place behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Infinity War is likely to garner a lot more revenue over the coming weeks and could well end up being the highest grossing movie of all time. This would obviously be great for fans of the Marvel universe, who have invested so much time and energy into the stories and characters.
But the Deadpool actor obviously felt like he was missing out on a bit of fun here, so Ryan decided to throw his trademark sense of humour into the mix.
The anti-hero took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and all the other Avengers on their massive success by sharing Deadpool's rejection letter from Marvel's superhero team. "From a guy who never knows when to quit, I’m glad you guys never did. Congrats #Avengers," the 41-year-old captioned the post.
Reading as a response from Tony Stark, the note says "Re: Joining the Avengers. No. Absolutely not. Go bother Prof. X. No. Sincerely, Tony Stark."
Of course, the people of the internet found the whole thing side-splitting. "Avengers would instantly go from a PG to R rating once you chime in!" one Twitter user wrote, while another corroborated "Can you imagine how Infinity War would have gone with Deadpool in the mix?"
"Deadpool has a potty mouth, he can’t be around Peter," a third added.
One user wondered what Professor X thought of the whole thing, and this GIF probably sums it up.
Here are some more great responses:
While we won't be seeing Deadpool in Infinity War, we do have the Deadpool sequel to look forward to - and it's due to premiere next month.