'Deadpool' Ryan Renolds pays tribute to Wonder Woman's fantastic box office collections

FP Staff

Jul,12 2017 21:00 27 IST

Ever since Ryan Reynolds brought the Merc with a mouth to the big screen with Deadpool in 2016, the fourth walling breaking superhero has broken many barriers: it was the first one of a kind film that showcased a hero with shades of grey and it also became one of the first superhero film to have an R rating.

Not only that, it is the highest R rated film of all time and till recently, it was in the top ten highest grossing superhero films of all time.

This spot was taken over by the Paty Jenkin's directed Wonder Woman, which has made 369 million at the box office till date.
While they exist in rival superhero franchises — Deadpool is a part of the Marvel universe and Wonder Woman in the D.C. one — Reynolds didn't seem bothered by some competition. Instead, he doffed his cap to praise his fellow comic-based film.

"The merc may be filthier, but her B.O. is stronger," he wrote wittily to caption an image of Deadpool's glove-clad hands making a heart around a Wonder Woman pendant. (In Deadpool, Reynolds plays a "merc" or mercenary with a notably elaborate vocabulary of curses. And in this case, his reference to Gal Gadot's "B.O." is a nod to strong box office sales, not — presumably — body odor.)

Director Patty Jenkins responded to Reynolds's shout-out on Twitter as well. "You are the absolute greatest, Ryan Reynolds," she wrote. "We love you and your movie too."

But this is not a special tribute. Reynolds has also engaged in social media star with Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman.