Ryan Reynolds and actor buddy Rob McElhenney are investing around £2 million in Wrexham Football Club in north Wales.
On Wednesday night Reynolds shocked Twitter when he replied to a tweet: "You never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham ;)", which had been written eight years ago.
Reynolds tweeted: "Yep, you never know."
The original tweeter, Lois Morus, had been replying to a thread by her friend Shannon May about her life drawing class.
The pair had been discussing whether the naked man she had been drawing had been “fit”.
May replied on 9 October 2012: “No, he was middle aged, mid 40s, I’d say. Making drawing him less fun. I wouldn’t mind if it was Ryan Reynolds though ; #dreamon.”
After the real Ryan Reynolds popped up on her Twitter feed, May replied late on Wednesday night: "Well, after being inactive on Twitter for about two years, a friend just showed me this. I had to reactivate my account. This s*** crazy."
Ms Morus, 27, told Sputnik of her reaction when she heard the star had responded to her tweet: "It was just a bit bizarre really. I didn't look at my phone for a while and then saw all these messages! I thought it was a scam or something at first because I hadn't heard about the football club being involved."
Asked about the prospect of Reynolds actually arriving in north Wales, Ms Morus who works for a Welsh language initiative Menter Dinefwr, said: "Oh gosh, he'd definitely have to come for a night out in Wrexham for sure! And just see the lovely town and surrounding areas."
It has emerged that Deadpool star Reynolds and McElhenney - the creator of sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are in talks with the club, which is owned by its own fans.
I’ve waited 8 years to respond to this tweet.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 23, 2020
Wrexham’s Supporters Trust Board said 97.5 percent of its 1,223 members were in favour of continuing talks with the pair about them investing in the club.
The statement said: "In due course, Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting.”
Wrexham, who compete in the National League and play at the 10,000 capacity Racecourse Ground, have never played in the top-flight of English football.
Wrexham fans have reacted with a mixture of joy and bemusement to the news of the planned investment from two wealthy and handsome thespians.