Deadpool has a very important message about testicular cancer

Ryan Reynolds explains how to check your “manberries, or as I like to call them, smooth criminals”.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds
"Check your manberries." Ryan Reynolds on the importances of a good rummage. Image Picture 20th Century Fox

The latest trailer for Ryan Reynolds’s new film carries a very important message that every man should pay attention to.

Reynolds, in character as Deadpool, posted a minute-long video on Twitter urging his male followers to carry out regular self-examinations for testicular cancer.

“Something to touch yourself to,” the actor quipped in his tweet.

The whole PSA message was done in the most Deadpool-way possible; frank, a little bit rude and very funny.

“That bag of beans bouncing around in your hand could be trying to kill you.”

“I’m sure you rummage around downstairs more than mummy would like,” the Merc with a Mouth said as he perched on the side of a pool table.

“But it’s time you start paying attention to your favourite pastime because that bag of beans bouncing around in your hand could be trying to kill you.”

Accompanied by detailed on-screen diagrams, Deadpool instructs viewers exactly how to check your “manberries, or as I like to call them, smooth criminals”.

“If at any point you feel an unusual lump, side shift or irregularity, don’t ignore it,” he added. “Man up and talk to your doctor. The alternative is not an option.”

The video was put together for Ballboys, a testicular cancer charity aiming to raise awareness and educate on the facts, figures and issues surrounding the disease.

Deadpool, based on the Marvel Comics character created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, will open in cinemas on February 10.

Reynolds will be joined in the cast by Gotham’s Morena Baccarin, ex-MMA fighter Gina Carano, comic TJ Miller and Brit actor Ed Skrein.

After being granted an R-rating in the US for “strong violence and language, sexual content and graphic nudity”, it’s on-course to become the first superhero movie to be granted an 18 in the UK.

The character, who first appeared in Hugh Jackman’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is expected to cross over into more X-Men films in the future.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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