Deadpool mania has taken the world by storm, with the Ryan Reynolds-starring comic book film breaking all kinds of record for R-Rated films. It’s also a really good movie, as our own Stephen Randle writes in his review. Now that Deadpool has conquered our hearts, it’s time for him to conquer an entirely different institution — hosting duties on Saturday Night Live.
That’s right, a Change.org petition demanding that the foul-mouthed, fourth wall-breaking anti-hero needs to host the long-running sketch comedy series and it’s gaining quite a bit of steam. As of this writing, the petition has over 25,000 signatures and that number will likely only continue to climb, especially if Ryan Reynolds or someone else involved with the film catches wind of it. Here’s how the petition reads:
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!!!
It’s a bit rough around the edges but the petition does make a pretty compelling case for Deadpool being on SNL. It could represent a seismic shift for the series and help it regain some credibility after the controversy the show and NBC generated when they allowed Donald Trump to host earlier this season. At this point, it’s difficult to think that this will actually happen, but if it did, it would probably make SNL more relevant than it’s been in years. Plus, more Deadpool never hurt anyone (except if you’re one of the countless goons he slices up on a regular basis. Then it definitely hurts).