Ryan Reynolds Weighs In on Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!'
Thankfully, Reynolds has taken to Twitter to weigh in on the situation.
Following the news that Executive Producer Mike Richards has stepped down from the position a mere nine days after he was given the hosting gig — alongside Mayim Bialik — due to the scandal of resurfacing lawsuits and general defamation, Reynolds knew he had to offer some guidance amidst the chaos.
"Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2013, Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him," Reynolds wrote, referring to his wildly successful Marvel film franchise role (obviously). "It was awkward because I agreed with them but the studio didn't see it. Ultimately, the fans won and the rest is glorious history. I'm forever grateful."
He added: "Hi @levarburton," whom fans have been long been lobbying for as the next host of Jeopardy!. Starting last November, Burton's plethora of supporters launched a petition to have him host the show, which resulted in his run as guest host from July 26 to 30.
Message received: continue to give 'em hell with your Twitter fingers, Burtonites.
Check out Reynolds' tweet below.
Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2015 Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him. It was awkward because I agreed with them but the studio didn't see it. Ultimately the fans won and the rest is glorious history. I'm forever grateful.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 20, 2021