Julian Dennison, the New Zealand star of the cult favourite film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, is leading the skux life as he joins the cast of Deadpool 2!
The news was revealed via Twitter, with actor Ryan Reynolds sharing a photo of the young star receiving a piggy-back ride from the red-suited Merc with the Mouth.
The talented 14-year-old actor first appeared in the 2013 film Shopping, and later in the 2015 film Paper Planes. In 2016, Dennison shot to fame following his role as the hilarious and rebellious Ricky in Hunt for the Wilderpeople – a movie that received widespread acclaim. The same year, Empire Magazine interviewed Deadpool (Not Reynolds) asking the antihero ‘What was your favourite movie of 2016? (Not your own.)’
“Hunt For The Wilderpeople. (Serious answer),” Deadpool replied.
While it has been confirmed that Dennison will be in Deadpool 2, neither Reynolds or Dennison has revealed what role the young actor will play, or how pivotal it will be. Regardless, we are looking forward to seeing the young comedian back on the big-screen.
Deadpool 2 will hit theatres June 1, 2018.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) June 28, 2017