Ryan Reynolds launches last minute Oscars campaign for ‘Deadpool’

Actor has taken to Twitter to urge the Academy to include his movie as a write-in nominee

Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to launch a last minute Oscars campaign for his latest movie, Deadpool.

Despite the movie being ineligible for an Oscar as it premiered after the calendar year of consideration, Deadpool and Reynolds hope Academy members will throw the superhero in as a write-in candidate.

Posting a Deadpool themed poster for his campaign, titled ‘For Your Considerbation’, the image outlines which categories it would like to be nominated for, including ‘Best Leaked Footage’ and ‘Best Love Scene’.

The actor wrote alongside the image: “Only a few hours left for Oscar voting. Too late for a write-in campaign for an ineligible movie?”

While Deadpool will miss out on Academy Award glory, it recently scored the best opening ever by an R-rated movie in North America.

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.

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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.

READ: Deadpool – The NME Review