Who saw this coming? Deadpool, which references Liam Neeson and Sinead O’Connor, claims Irish ancestry.Fox

Ryan Reynolds, travelled to Edmonton, Canada, to show 13-year-old Connor McGrath his superhero movie before anyone else in the world because he is such a huge fan of the Marvel Comics character. Deadpool gains his special powers after undergoing an experimental mutation treatment to cure his own cancer.

McGrath is battling High Risk A.L.L., a form of childhood leukaemia.

In a Facebook post, Reynolds - who plays the titular character in the movie - said: "Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls. This is my friend, Connor McGrath. He's quite possibly the biggest ‪#‎Deadpool fan on earth. He was also the first person ever to see the 'Deadpool' film.

 

Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls. This is my friend, Connor McGrath. He's quite possibly the biggest #Deadpool fan on...

Posted by Ryan Reynolds on Friday, February 12, 2016

 

Reynolds - who is married to Blake Lively, with whom he has 14-month-old daughter James - shared the post to raise awareness of Connor's Crowdfunding campaign to bring in funds to pay for the life-saving treatment he needs. The Hollywood superstar has personally donated to Connor's fund which currently stands at $20,000 and has a $800,000 goal.

The highly irreverent Reynolds superhero movie, Deadpool, took in $150 million at the US box office over the four-day President’s Weekend. It has officially broken the record for the highest opening of all time for an R-rated movie.