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Hunt for the Wilderpeople‘s Julian Dennison Joins Deadpool 2, Making Your Wilderpeoplest Dreams Real

Giving Julian Dennison a warm 💀💩L welcome as we stare off into our beautiful future together. #RickyBakerPool #NZ

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Julian Dennison, A.K.A. Ricky Baker for Taika Waititi’s masterpiece Hunt for the Wilderpeople, has joined the Deadpool 2 cast along with Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin. In an Instagram referencing this Instagram of Daisy Ridley carrying Mark Hamill for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Beautiful future indeed.

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To the news, Waititi who’s also in the superhero scene with Thor: Ragnarok, expressed his excitement on Twitter:

It’s unclear what role the New Zealand actor will play in the sequel, but his performance in Hunt for the Wilderpeople was nothing short of amazing. Reynolds himself had a lot of praise for the film when he saw it last year, and I can’t wait to see what their collaboration is going to look like. From the image, I want to believe that Deadpool will become some kind of begrudging mentor since Dennison has proven himself great in the role of the young son-like half of a weird road-trip duo.

Either way, Dennison clearly has a great amount of comedic talent, and it’s a great surprise to see the 14 year old on Reynold’s back staring into their bright future. Congrats, Ricky Baker.

(via Hollywood Reporter, image: The Orchard)

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