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Ryan Reynolds records heartfelt message for 11-year-old cancer patient

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Ryan Reynolds has played more than one superhero on the big screen.

And the Golden Globe nominee could also qualify for superhero status in real life, as he continues to use his platform for good.

He recently recorded a heartfelt message for an 11-year-old cancer patient and Deadpool fan Brody Dery, after the boy and his mom got Reynolds' attention with the help of social media.

Ryan Reynolds posing for the camera: Giving back: Ryan Reynolds recently recorded a heartfelt message for an 11-year-old cancer patient and Deadpool fan Brody Dery, after the boy and his mom got Reynolds' attention with the help of social media © Provided by Daily Mail Giving back: Ryan Reynolds recently recorded a heartfelt message for an 11-year-old cancer patient and Deadpool fan Brody Dery, after the boy and his mom got Reynolds' attention with the help of social media

The 44-year-old said in the clip: 'Brody, it's Ryan Reynolds. I just heard a little bit about your story and I wanted to send you this video and let you know that I'm thinking about you and I'm sending you tons of love and I'm sending you strength, whatever strength I've got.'

He continued: 'Man, you have a ton of people in your life that love you so much. I know you've been going through it, I know it's been a challenge lately but you know something, Brody, you're just the man for the job. 

'So I'm sending you lots of love. I hope I get to meet you in person one of these days and hang in there. OK, pal, bye.'

Brody, who's from Reynolds' native Canada, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for stage 3B Hodgkins Lymphoma.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Biggest fan: Brody, who's from Reynolds' native Canada, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for stage 3B Hodgkins Lymphoma

Biggest fan: Brody, who's from Reynolds' native Canada, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for stage 3B Hodgkins Lymphoma
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His mother Randi told CTV News of his reaction to the video: 'His jaw hit the floor. He keeps saying, "I feel special – I feel like I'm the movie star."'


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It comes after they recorded their own video on Facebook earlier this week, before social media helped them get Reynolds' attention.

Randi said in the video: 'When we're having a hard day, we love watching Deadpool. The humor of those movies brings out the best of Brody and it brings out his funny side. 

'COVID and cancer are really hard and we don't know what can be done but we wanted to send our favorite actor a message. Brody's the toughest kid that I know. He's tougher than most people and we didn't know who else to talk to. So we thought we'd send you a message.'

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed that the upcoming Deadpool 3 will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making it the massive franchise's first R rating.

a close up of a toy: Big news: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed that the upcoming Deadpool 3 will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making it the massive franchise's first R rating © Provided by Daily Mail Big news: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed that the upcoming Deadpool 3 will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making it the massive franchise's first R rating a man wearing a costume: Coming soon: He told Collider it should begin filming in 2022: 'It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now¿' © Provided by Daily Mail Coming soon: He told Collider it should begin filming in 2022: 'It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now¿'

He told Collider it should begin filming in 2022: 'It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. 

'We've got a number of things we've already announced that we now have to make, but it's exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.'

Although the titular assassin has made clever nods to both the MCU and the X-Men franchise, it's the first time he's officially joining either.

Reynolds celebrated the news on Instagram with a clever Disney joke: 'First order of business: Find the guy who killed Bambi's mom.'

text: Too soon: Reynolds celebrated the news on Instagram with a clever Disney joke © Provided by Daily Mail Too soon: Reynolds celebrated the news on Instagram with a clever Disney joke Read more
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