Whoever said that Deadpool wasn’t for kids clearly was mistaken. Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds posted photos from the set of the forthcoming R-rated superhero sequel on his Facebook page Monday morning, featuring kids from Make-A-Wish America and the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada who came by to visit.
The photos show Reynolds in his Deadpool costume hanging out with the kids who stopped by the set to see how the film was made and signing (fake) swords given to the youngsters.
“One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jackass is welcoming Make-A-Wish America and Children's Wish Foundation of Canada onto set,” Reynolds wrote in his Facebook post. “Deadpool kicked Cancer in the taint, but these kids do it for real every day.”
Reynolds added: “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)”
Even though the original Deadpool was hardly a kids’ film (and it’s looking as though its sequel will be no different), the kids appear to be having an absolute blast meeting the man behind the red mask who turns his enemies into kebab.
This isn’t the first time that Reynolds has used his role as the “Merc with the Mouth” to promote good causes. In September, Reynolds asked for donations to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma…in the most Deadpool way imaginable, of course (NSFW language warning).
Deadpool 2 is set to his theatres May 18.