Ryan Reynolds Shares Deadpool vs. Elf on a Shelf Image That Would Make His Daughter Cry

The holiday season is in full swing, meaning parents everywhere are having to get creative with their Elf on a Shelf. And for one Deadpool fan, the end result was pretty fantastic.

Twitter user highlandersteve recently shared a photo of his Elf on a Shelf setup, which involves the jolly character being stabbed in the air by Deadpool's katanas. You can check it out below.

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(Photo: @highlandersteve / Twitter)

The photo quickly went viral, garnering the attention of Ryan Reynolds, who plays the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen. As he put it, the sight of this would make his daughter "cry for a hundred years," before he joked about wallpapering her bedroom with it.

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(Photo: @RyanReynolds / Twitter)

Admittedly, seeing the Elf on a Shelf turned into "a f*cking kebab" by Deadpool would be a pretty macabre sight for plenty of children. Still, the set-up is pretty creative, and having Reynolds' seal of approval certainly doesn't hurt.

Deadpool is set to return to the big screen next summer, with the recently-teased Deadpool 2. Beyond that, his cinematic future currently has a bit of uncertainty, following Disney's historic purchase of 21st Century Fox's assets. Disney CEO Bob Iger has hinted at the potential for R-Rated Marvel Studios movies (which, realistically, a third Deadpool installment would be), while Reynolds has joked that his character is already in trouble under the Disney umbrella.

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But hey, at least Deadpool hasn't given his Elf on the Shelf treatment to Mickey Mouse, or the other sort of treatment that Reynolds has in mind.

Deadpool 2 is slated to hit theaters on June 1, 2018.