Fans have already made the risk taken in making Deadpool worth it, and a sequel is on the way. But why stop there? While the anti-hero is at his most popular, fans are looking for new ways to continue the momentum.
One increasingly popular movement is on a mission to see star Ryan Reynolds, in character as Deadpool, host Saturday Night Live. A petition to make this a reality has been made, and it’s now approaching 40,000 signatures.
Here’s the pitch made to SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels in the petition. It’s worth noting that the petition was started about a month ago, well before the movie’s release almost one week ago now:
We’ve all seen the trailers, the magazine covers, the viral videos, and the billboards by now, so what’s left for Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) to do?
HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AS DEADPOOL!!!!
How would this not be hilarious having Deadpool in sketches, breaking the 4th wall, and inserting some of his brand of humor (obviously toned down a bit for network television)!?!?! 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!!! Not to mention, depending on the musical guest, how awesome would it be to have some Deadpool interpretive dancing while the musical guest was playing? There’s unlimited possibilities!!!
Sign this petition in hopes that it’ll find it’s way to the ‘powers that be’ and get that idea churning in their heads! Bring Deadpool to host SNL!!!
Whether this will happen or not remains to be seen—as far as I can tell no fictional character has ever hosted before, so it could be a cool way for the show that’s been running forever to do something fresh. And hey, fan demand for an SNL host has worked in the past. Just ask Betty White.
If interested, you can join the movement over at Change.org.