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The Brutal Rejection Letter The Avengers Sent Deadpool

Wish as he might, the Merc with a Mouth isn't one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Deadpool franchise actor Ryan Reynolds sent out a congratulatory tweet to the Avengers: Infinity War cast over the weekend as a way to applaud their accomplishments and the film's record-breaking opening weekend. Ryan Reynolds being Ryan Reynolds, he attached to his post a fake rejection letter Tony Stark (better known as Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr.) sent Deadpool way back in 2012, when the katana-swinging anti-hero apparently wanted a spot on the Avengers team. 

Iron Man seemingly sent the note of dismissal, which holds the subject line "Re: Joining the Avengers," on behalf of the entire team. The letter reads, "No. Absolutely not. Go bother Prof. X. No." 

It's clear the reformed "genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist" didn't put much stock into Deadpool's desire to become an Avenger, or much effort into responding to his plea, as the rejection letter is both curt in nature and stained with splotches of coffee. 

Reynolds, on the other hand, clearly has plenty of love to give. "From a guy who never knows when to quit, I'm glad you guys never did. Congrats, Avengers," the actor wrote in the caption accompanying the letter. 

Though we're certain plenty of Marvel Comics fans would love to see Deadpool bring his brashness to the bad guy-bashing superhero squad, he's been limited to living in 20th Century Fox's extended X-Men movie universe, a result of licensing issues that sent Marvel's characters in separate directions. However, with Disney's recent $52.4 billion merger with Fox, which sees the House of Mouse acquire most of the company's assets, that might change a few years into the future.

For now, Marvel lovers can revel in the massive madness of Avengers: Infinity War, out in theaters now, and look forward to Deadpool 2, which will open wide on May 18.