Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds in Wrexham AFC takeover bid
Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has been revealed as a potential investor in Wrexham AFC.
Ryan Reynolds is an award-winning Canadian actor, writer, and producer who is best known for playing Marvel’s Deadpool.
Rob McElhenney, an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, best known as the creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is also involved.
All members of The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board took part in the Special General Meeting on Tuesday Evening.
97.5% of voters - 1,223 members- voted in favour of the talks to continue with both stars.
Wrexham play in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1864, they are the oldest club in Wales.
Since 2011, Wrexham have been a supporter-owned football club.
Both actors will put forward their proposals for the club which will be voted on at a second Special General Meeting.
Reynolds, who has varied business interests, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to reply to a tweet from Lois Morus in 2012 that stated: "You never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham."
He told his 16.5 million Twitter followers: "Yep, you never know" adding "I’ve waited 8 years to respond to this tweet."
Ms Morus told ITV News: “I picked my phone up about an hour and a half after he replied and noticed that I had absolutely loads of messages on because of this.
"Completely confused if I’m honest as it was eight years ago.”
So is she a Wrexham fan and can she remember why she wrote that tweet back in 2012?
“I do come from the same village as the chair, Spencer Harris. My dad and I have been to see a couple of games, but shamefully haven’t followed them.
"It was just a random conversation with my friend and we joked about him coming to Wrexham.”
Wrexham director Spencer Harris, who is also a director of the Supporters Trust, told the PA news agency of the proposed Hollywood investment: "It's still at the stage where we have to finalise the deal and bring it back to the members at a second AGM."
"But I would like to think that Rob and Ryan think Wrexham is an attractive prospect with fantastic potential."
"People with the professionalism of Rob and Ryan do not come around very often and news of their interest is quite exciting for the supporters I'm sure.
"They are very driven individuals and very successful people in their industry."
"But from our discussions, I can say they are both down to earth and want what is best for the club."
Harris said he had spoken to the two Hollywood stars on a video call on Wednesday night after the AGM backed the club to hold further investment talks.
He said contact had originally been made with representatives of the two actors before McElhenny and Reynolds had personally spoken to Wrexham officials.
"I'm sure people will consider it a remarkable story," Harris said. "But I would ask for people to give us time to complete the story.
"Hopefully we can bring another amazing chapter to the history of what is the third oldest professional club in the world and the oldest professional club in Wales."
First Minister Mark Drakeford told ITV's Good Morning Britain there's "huge benefits" to being a part of Wrexham AFC adding If Reynolds "can play centre forward, I’m sure he’d be welcome."