Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney celebrate their TikTok arrivals with shirtless videos featuring jerseys for their newly-acquired football club. Reynolds has enjoyed a steady rise to stardom over the years from his early roles on the ABC sitcom, Two Guys and a Girl, to shaking up the comic book world on screen with the critically acclaimed Deadpool franchise. Due to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, development on Deadpool 3 has taken an elongated path as Reynolds works with Marvel Studios to bring his version of the Merc with a Mouth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
McElhenney has established himself as one of the strongest and most consistent talents both in front of and behind the camera in television since It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FX in 2005. The 44-year-old multi-hyphenate expanded his resume with the Apple TV+ workplace comedy, Mythic Quest, which has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in its first two seasons. Despite both already having a lot on their plates, Reynolds and McElhenney recently came together for a surprising new venture.
Last year saw Reynolds and McElhenney purchase the Wrexham Association Football Club, and the duo have been building anticipation for what’s to come with their acquisition of the team. The latest effort saw the two join the growing TikTok community and share shirtless photos of themselves with jerseys from the team pasted on themselves. It also involves a hilarious twist with Reynolds in his full Deadpool prosthetics and McElhenney pulling from a Men’s Health profile shot.
While some may be more interested to see them come together for a big screen effort, the revelation that McElhenney and Reynolds partnered up to acquire the fan-owned team proved an intriguing surprise. But while they’re well-known for their humorous antics, the behind-the-scenes reports of their efforts to bolster the team and its women’s football program to glory is really a moving story. Given their ongoing success in Hollywood, it should be a positive story for fans to see how the duo continues to invest in the team and create a heartwarming tale in the same vein as Apple’s Ted Lasso.
It should be even more interesting to get a deeper glimpse into the story with the FX docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham, exploring just how Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney came to acquire the football club and their efforts to lead the group to success. Even though neither have been at the center of a documentary format project, McElhenney’s close relationship with FX should lead to plenty of comedy to come from Welcome to Wrexham when it debuts its first of two seasons. For now, fans can kick back and laugh that the duo are expanding their comedic repertoire to the latest trending social media.