Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is weighing in on whether or not the comic-book character should host Saturday Night Live in a cheeky video parody of Kanye West’s rant backstage on the sketch comedy show.
A Change.org petition asking to “have Deadpool host Saturday Night Live” has more than 68,000 signatures as of Saturday.
To be clear, the petition isn’t calling for Ryan Reynolds, who plays the comic book character in the movie, to host, but the character himself.
But Reynolds offered a reason why he hasn’t appeared on SNL yet.
“Actually DEADPOOL was going to host back in the 90s, but then this happened. Thank god Tom Hanks was available,” he wrote along with a video posted on Twitter.
In the video, an expletive-filled pseudo rant, Ryan Reynolds’ voice plays out as if it was recorded unofficially, and without his knowledge. The rant is nearly identical to Kanye West’s recent outburst backstage at SNL.
WARNING: Video contains strong language not suitable for all ages.
In West’s rant, which was in reaction to a stage mishap before SNL and was obtained by Page Six, he calls Taylor Swift fake, and says he is “50 per cent more influential” than Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso and “Apostle Paul.”
In Reynold’s, the words are similar, but the names are changed. He calls Rip Taylor fake, and says he is more influential that MC Hammer, the KIA Sorrento and Barbara Bush.
WATCH: Kanye’s SNL Rant
The movie, released on Feb. 12, has annihilated records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theatres, according to comScore estimates last Sunday.
It also easily trounced last year’s record-setting $85.2 million February debut of the erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and became the biggest R-rated opening ever, surpassing “The Matrix Reloaded,” which opened to $91.8 million in May of 2003.
With files from The Associated Press.
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