AceShowbiz - Stephen Colbert got an unexpected visit from one of Marvel's superheroes when hosting his "Late Show" on Tuesday, May 15. The host was talking about the abundant offering of superhero movies when Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool crashed the comedian's monologue.
"Please, guys, no one stand up," Reynolds' Deadpool said. "It's CBS, I know how old your audience is," he quipped. After Colbert pointed out that Reynolds interrupted his monologue, the latter responded, "Don't be disgusting, Stephen. This is a great opportunity for me to promote my new movie 'Deadpool 2' (in theaters Friday). And yes, I would love to be your guest tonight-thank you for asking."
But Colbert said he already had a guest for that night's episode, Jamie Foxx. "I see. Well, he's got boyish charm for days. I, for one, loved his work in 'Back to the Future'," Reynolds said, confusing the "Annie" actor with Michael J. Fox.
Poking fun at himself, the Canadian actor said, "I'll tell you who should not be on your show: Ryan Reynolds. No, no, no-huge a**hole. He's like the poor man's version of Ryan Reynolds and like the rich man's version of my most recent turd."
When Colbert asked the on-screen alter ego to leave, he responded, "You're absolutely right, Jimmy," jokingly referencing other late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon. "I should go. I should go ahead and read the rest of your monologue."
Colbert insisted that reading the jokes from the teleprompter wasn't as easy as it looked. "You know, in our own way, we late-night hosts are basically superheroes," he claimed. Reynolds fired back, "Because you're all mostly white men?"
Reynolds went on reading the jokes, which included jabs at President Donald Trump.
Colbert eventually got rid of Reynolds' Deadpool with a trick. The Merc with a Mouth was dissipating like what Thanos did to "Avengers: Infinity War" characters. "F--k! Thanos?" Reynolds yelled before completely disappearing. "You don't have the budget for this, Colbert!"
"Deadpool 2" starring Ryan Reynolds hits theaters across the nation on May 18.