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Deadpool Responds to Petition for Him to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Spoofs Kanye West's Rant

Ryan Reynolds posted to social media over the weekend that Deadpool was going to host the show “back in the 90s,” but leaked footage of a profanity-laced rant ultimately prevented it from happening

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    Deadpool has done it again.

    After thousands of fans signed a petition to get the hilarious yet vulgar superhero to host “Saturday Night Live,” it appears Ryan Reynolds has responded and he did so in typical Deadpool fashion.

    Reynolds posted to social media over the weekend that Deadpool was going to host the show “back in the 90s,” but leaked footage of a profanity-laced rant ultimately prevented it from happening.

    “Thank god Tom Hanks was available,” Reynolds wrote.

    The post was accompanied by video titled "Why Deadpool won't be hosting SNL," which appears to spoof recently released audio of Kanye West’s SNL breakdown.

    “I’m 50 percent more influential than MC Hammer, Apostle Jas Iscariot, the KIA Sorrento” Deadpool says in the clip. “Ten percent more influential than Barbara Bush, the Muppets, Bob Newhart; 60 percent more influential than the iPhone 5, shredded cheese and Dr. Ruth, 7 percent less influential than the Urban Dictionary. Don’t f--- with me. Don’t f--- with me. Dead or alive, 3 percent more than Wolverine.”

    Last week, a few days after West served as the musical guest for the late-night series, audio of the rapper voicing his frustration and anger backstage made headlines. In his lengthy rant, West swears he's "50 percent more influential than any other human being” and also describes Taylor Swift as a “fake ass.”

    In his clip Deadpool, notes he has “the biggest opening rated R movie of all time” and claims "SNL" took his “Life of Pablo album without asking.”

    “Now I’m bummed,” he said. “That and Rip Taylor. Fake ass.”

    (Warning: Video below contains language that may be offensive to some)

     

    Actually #DEADPOOL was going to host back in the 90s, but then this happened. Thank god Tom Hanks was available.

    Posted by Ryan Reynolds on Friday, February 19, 2016

    The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theaters, according to comScore estimates.

    The Fox film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed superhero, easily trounced last year's record-setting $85.2 million February debut of the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey." It also became the biggest R-rated opening ever, surpassing "The Matrix Reloaded," which opened to $91.8 million in May of 2003.