Ryan Reynolds Kicks Off Deadpool Movie Oscar Campaign

by Russ Burlingame

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Why would a little thing like being ineligible to compete stop Deadpool from trying to win something?

That's the question raised by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who has just tweeted a message encouraging a write-in campaign for the movie for the Academy Awards, which air on Sunday night at 5:30 p.m.

Of course, those would be the Oscars that celebrate 2015 movies. And Deadpool came out a little over a week ago, well into 2016.

Still...why not throw Mr. Pool a little love?

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.