Deadpool is kind of like Ryan Reynolds baby, so it’s hardly a surprise that he does everything he can to fight the film’s corner.
Not only did he stick to the movie’s ten-year-development (that’s three years longer than the whole of secondary school + A Levels), he also spent most of 2015 doing some pretty epic promotion for it. And, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll agree that it paid off.
So it also makes sense that he’d get behind a crowdfunding project to pay the legal fees for a cinema being fined for serving beer at a screening off the movie. Over in Utah, they’re still stuck in around 1920 and although alcohol isn’t prohibited it’s strictly regulated by local government. Although cinemas are allowed to serve beers, they can only do so if there isn’t full nudity or sexual acts, which obviously Deadpool has a whole bunch of.
As a result, the cinema – called Brewvies (I mean, it’s kind of in the name) – is facing a court order over a “grave violation” by Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Deadpool would not stand for this sh*t, and neither does Ryan Reynolds, as it appears the film star has made a $5,000 donation to their GoFundMe page.
Now, Ryan hasn’t confirmed this… but who else has $5,000 lying around to donate to a cinema? He also tweeted this a few days ago:
The cinema have faced legal trouble before, reportedly being fined $1,627 for showing Hangover II… not sure if that one was quite worth it.
One things for sure, I won’t be moving to Utah in a hurry…
Remember when Deadpool interviewed Hugh Jackman?