Ryan Reynolds knows that some of his fans of the R-rated blockbuster Deadpool are a bit on the young side, but he’s been very supportive of them. Reynolds talked with a very brave boy who is battling a terminal illness before giving him an impromptu tour of the set via FaceTime.
Daniel Downing is a five-year-old English child who recently learned that he had an inoperable brain tumor shortly after getting an optical check-up for some new glasses. While Downing has been given months to live, his parents have done everything they can to make sure that his last days are happy ones, and as such they got into contact with Reynolds to lift his spirits. What started off as a phone call between Downing and Reynolds quickly evolved into an improvised, fifteen-minute set tour of Deadpool 2. The family filmed Downing’s reaction to this news before cutting away from the tour.
It’s really something special that Reynolds is able to do this for someone who has been told that the unthinkable is about to happen to them, especially a child. And perhaps it’s not a coincidence that the boy loves Deadpool so much, since the hero got his own superpowers while undergoing an experimental treatment for cancer. We wish the best for Downing and his family as they face this terrible challenge.
Deadpool 2 Its cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T. J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin (Colossus), Zazie Beetz as Neena Thurman (Domino), Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers (Cable), and Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
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