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The upcoming Deadpool 2 has added yet another weapon to its over-stuffed bag of comedic armaments, with The Wrap reporting that 14-year-old actor Julian Dennison has joined the foul-mouthed superhero sequel. Dennison made an international name for himself last year, starring opposite Sam Neill in Taika Waititi’s well-received Hunt For The Wilderpeople. Now he’s teaming up with the Merc With The Mouth, with Ryan Reynolds announcing the casting with a shot of Dennison clinging to his red-and-black-clad back.

Normally, we’d roll our eyes at an R-rated action flick adding a kid sidekick to the mayhem. But Dennison has already proven himself in the Deadpool-friendly fields of violence, swearing, and accidental sexual innuendo, as Wilderpeople’s nigh-legendary Ricky Baker: