Deadpool 2 star Julian Dennison revealed that he wasn’t a fan of his co-star Ryan Reynolds prior to working with him
(This article contains spoilers for Deadpool2)
With Deadpool 2 having now opened in cinemas around the world, one of its standout performers Julian Dennison has been doing the rounds to promote the film on various talk shows, including TBS’ Conan. While the Maori actor himself has made plenty of references to his version of Rusty Collins/Firefist being fairly different from his comic book depiction, there’s no question that his approach to the character in Deadpool’s latest outing works so well with the tone and feel of the movie.
Dennison’s first major role came in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, written and directed by fellow New Zealander and Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker Taika Waititi, and his memorable performance in the 2016 film is a big part of what led to the casting as Firefist in Deadpool 2. It’s clear that with the response to the Merc with a Mouth’s latest outing, thanks in large part to the introduction of the X-Force, that Fox will be looking to further use and expand upon the team in future instalments. As one of the most enjoyable new characters Dennison’s Firefist is sure to become mainstay for the franchise going forward.
In a recent interview with Conan, the 15-year-old actor seemed to be on good form dishing out his New Zealand humour in spades (even if most of it went over the audiences head). During the conversation Dennison made mention of the fact that he wasn’t the biggest Ryan Reynolds fan before meeting him, even bringing up his widely disliked DC film Green Lantern:
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