Petition Aims to Get Deadpool to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

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After breaking records at the box office over the weekend, there’s only one logical place Deadpool would go next…. Saturday Night Live?

That’s the hope of thousands of fans who have signed a petition asking the show to have to the hilarious and vulgar character host an upcoming episode.

“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),” the page on reads.

The petition was started by Andrew Stege, of Matteson, Illinois and calls on Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live, Ryan Reynolds and NBC. It had already garnered more than 36,100 signatures as of Thursday afternoon, with a goal of 50,000 signatures.

While having Deadpool host the show would provide some undoubtedly funny moments, Stege points out that’s not the only advantage.

“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!!!” he wrote on the page.

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 Sunday.

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.

"This movie is the very definition of an expectation-buster. Nobody saw this coming," said Paul Dergarabedian, comScore's senior media analyst. "It doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter superhero movie. It feels like something unique. You've got to sometimes take risks and go against conventional wisdom to come out a winner."

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