It takes an actor to make a movie, but a different, special kind of person to make a superhero, and that’s what Ryan Reynolds is. At least, to the two young cancer patients whose dreams were to meet Deadpool, the snarky anti-hero.
Tony, who is currently fighting Hodgkin’s Disease, came to visit Ryan on set and snuck Deadpool’s mask and gloves.
Ryan shared these photos on his instagram:
Tony Acevedo asked Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool. I wasn't expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile... and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms and jugular with blazing speed. Tony's next fight is with Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's Disease best be wearing its brown pants. Huge thanks to @makeawishamerica
Calista, who suffers from a brain tumor, also joined Ryan on set. Calista was added into the film in a walk-on role and also went home with one of Deadpool’s swords.
15 yr old Calista King - World's greatest #deadpool fan - visited set yesterday. Sure, we put her in the film. Sure, I said a lot of terrible words around her. And her mother. And especially her grandmother. But more importantly, she left with Deadpool's sword. I can't think of a better person to have it. A photo posted by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on
What a man, seriously. Deadpool is one of my favorite
super antiheroes, and it’s awesome to see him acknowledge his greatest fans.