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Ryan Reynolds Tips Child Actor To Play Deadpool When He Dies

Jake Massey

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Ryan Reynolds Tips Child Actor To Play Deadpool When He Dies

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."


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:


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."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Ryan Reynolds

Topics: TV and Film, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds

Jake Massey
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