Saskatchewan

Deadpool petition calls for statue in Regina

Regina movie-goers who went to see Deadpool on the weekend may have been a little surprised when the title character declared he was from the Queen City.

More than 1,500 signatures collected as of Tuesday afternoon

Canadian Ryan Reynolds plays the title character in Deadpool. In the movie, during a beat-down on one of the bad guys, Deadpool claims to come from Regina, Sask. (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp/Associated Press)

Regina movie-goers who went to see Deadpool on the weekend may have been a little surprised when the title character declared he was from the Queen City.

It was part of an off-colour joke — one of many jokes in the smash-hit superhero flick — but news the comic-book character was from Regina, Sask., had numerous fans talking on social media.

Now, one of them, Luke Oliver, wants a statue built to commemorate Deadpool's supposed prairie origins.

He's started two petitions asking the city to recognize the "Merc with a mouth."

One of the petitions had more than 1,500 signatures on Tuesday afternoon.

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