Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds responds to SNL host petition with Kanye rant parody – listen

Kanye recently declared himself '50% more influential' than Picasso and Stanley Kubrick

Ryan Reynolds has responded to a petition that his new antihero character Deadpool host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live with an in-character rant parodying Kanye West.

West’s backstage rant on the February 13 show was recently leaked, in which he called Taylor Swift a ‘fake ass’ and declared himself more “50% more influential” than Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso and “any other human being”.

In Reynolds’ rant as Deadpool, he says, “Listen up, [SNL producer] Lorne Michaels. SNL took my fucking ‘Life of Pablo’ album without asking. Now I’m bummed! That and [Jackass‘] Rip Taylor – fake ass. I’m gonna break the motherfucking internet.

“It’s been 7 years since X-Men Origins,” he continues. “Fuck this shit. I’ve got the biggest opening rated R movie of all time. Are they fucking crazy? I’m 50% more influential than MC Hammer, Judas Iscariot, the KIA Sorento, 10% more influential than Barbara Bush, the Muppets, Bob Newhart, 60% more influential than the iPhone 5, shredded cheese and Dr. Ruth. 7% less influential than the Urban Dictionary. Don’t fuck with me! Don’t fuck with me. Dead or alive. 3% more than Wolverine.” Compare the two clips below.

Earlier this week Reynolds teased that there could be a Deadpool 1.5. Speculation over whether fans will be able to see any excess footage from the film has been rife online, with Reynolds now confirming in a new interview that there might be enough for an alternate version.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the actor said: “I can actually tell you right now there will be, there’s too much footage – too much stuff that we love, and we had to make choices, and that’s just the nature of the beast. But yeah, we have enough for a few sequels, probably!”

According to Digital Spy , last month, Reynolds’ co-star TJ Miller also claimed he thought there would be another version, stating: “The idea that when you see the full director’s cut of it, that that’s going to be even more raw, that’s pretty heavy duty.”

However, when asked about the possibility of alternate scenes and unseen improvisation being made public in a recent interview, director Tom Miller had a different answer.

He revealed: “I don’t want to be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]. There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it.”

The comic book adaptation grossed $135 million (£93.3 million) over its opening weekend, smashing the previous record of $91.8 million (£63.4 million) set by The Matrix Reloaded in 2003.

Deadpool also scored the best ever opening by any film in the month of February, surpassing the previous high of $85.2 million (£58.9 million) set by last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

In addition to taking $135 million in North America, Deadpool raked in a further $125 million overseas for a huge global opening of $260 million (£179.7 million).

A sequel to the film has reportedly already been given the green light by Fox, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriting duo behind Deadpool, apparently writing the script for the follow-up too.