Ryan Reynolds has tipped a child actor to take on the role of Deadpool once he pops his clogs.
The 44-year-old announced his potential successor in a tweet about upcoming Netflix sci-fi movie The Adam Project.
He wrote: "Gamora, Elektra, The Hulk, Deadpool and the kid who'll eventually play Deadpool when I crawl into a box and turn into a skeleton.
"If #TheAdamProject is as beautiful, funny and wild as it was to shoot, then I guess we pulled off something pretty great."
Gamora, Elektra, The Hulk, Deadpool and the kid who'll eventually play Deadpool when I crawl into a box and turn into a skeleton. If #TheAdamProject is as beautiful, funny and wild as it was to shoot, then I guess we pulled off something pretty great. @netflix @ShawnLevyDirect pic.twitter.com/Ef6xupnldT- Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 3, 2021
The child he has anointed as the future Deadpool when he's dead dead is Walker Scobell.
The little guy plays the 12-year-old version of Reynold's character, who he travels back in time to seek help from - and it seems they've had a great time together on set:
Introducing Walker Scobell. This innocent young boy plays 12 year old me in our upcoming @Netflix film. Because he takes his job seriously, the role required significant research. No matter what, he's WAY too young to know this monologue by heart. #Precious pic.twitter.com/KUszXS2GYf- Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 4, 2021
Reynolds announced yesterday (Wednesday 3 March) that shooting on the film in his birth city of Vancouver had wrapped, four days ahead of schedule.
In an Instagram post, he said: "A lingering, uncomfortably indulgent hug to my beautiful hometown of #Vancouver.
"And in particular, the entire crew of #TheAdamProject who brought the ship to port four days ahead of schedule!"
In a separate post, he said he'd hung about after filming had wrapped to hold a Q&A with trainees from The Group Effort Initiative, which aims to promote inclusion within the movie industry.
Reynolds said: "Normally, at the end of a film, I'm outta there so fast, there's a Ryan-sized hole in the wall. But not this time... as #TheAdamProject winds down, we had our final Q&A last week.
"The goal of The Group Effort Initiative is to not only increase inclusion behind the scenes, but to create sustained careers beyond this initiative. It's designed to make a stronger and more creative film industry.
"The first class of trainees brought big time talent to the playing field. Huge thanks to the @inclusionists for the guiding hand and thank you to the entire crew in Vancouver for supporting this program's inaugural run."