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Deadpool: mercenary, hitman, SNL host…?

February 19th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week and a half (or are, y’know, one of those morons who took underage kids to see a 15-rated movie and had to leave early due to swearing, sex, violence and swearing), the best superhero movie since Guardians of the Galaxy is now in cinemas.

And idiot parenting decisions aside, reception to Ryan Reynolds starring as the Merc with a Mouth is universally positive. And so, logically, someone has started an online petition to have Deadpool host Saturday Night Live. Because why not?

Deadpool fan and one-time SNL viewer Andrew Stege has started this petition in the US at, saying:

I have not watched a full episode of SNL in years because I just haven’t been able to stomach an entire episode, but having Deadpool host, star, and be all over the episode would get the DVR set so I can watch it again and again!

Despite some rather interesting hosing choices over the years (Donald Trump, anyone?), nobody has ever hosted the entire episode in character. Oh come on, let’s face it: if Reynolds rocked up in full Deadpool regalia, rocking twin swords, chimichangas and more guns than the average army corps, you’d watch it. This could only be a good thing.

Sign the petition here. Or don’t. Whatever the yellow narration boxes tell you to do.

Source: Nerd Bastards

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...