Who is responsible for Wrexham’s massive Hollywood-style sign?
Locals believe A-list actor Ryan Reynolds is responsible for a GIANT Hollywood-style sign that has sprouted in a North Wales small town.
Wrexham has been spelled out in white letters atop a slag heap overlooking the town and the A483. Wrexham AFC was purchased by Ryan and actor friend Rob McElhenney this year, and the hoarding was discovered the day after the football club defeated Curzon Ashton 3-1 in a friendly.
Residents credit Ryan, a 44-year-old Canadian heartthrob, with bringing a touch of Los Angeles to the neighborhood. The distinctive 45-foot lettering in the Hollywood Hills was built as a temporary advertisement in 1923, but it rapidly became a landmark.
“This has had to be Ryan Reynolds doing this,” Wrexham dog walker Pete Leyshon remarked. It’s incredible.”
As the hoarding was being constructed, Michael Roberts went to investigate. “There were approximately six lads putting the sign up,” he claimed. They were in a white 4×4 pickup truck. Whoever did that put a lot of work into it and must have received authorization to enter the slag heap through the rear gate.”
Ryan recently held a screening of his comedy film Free Guy for local emergency personnel.
The Deadpool star is “mortified” that he hasn’t been able to visit the National League team since purchasing it, but he plans to do so soon.
After the bid was approved by supporters in February, Ryan and his pal Rob, 44, the American star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seized full control of the Red Dragons from the Wrexham Supporters Trust, investing £2 million as part of the agreement.
The two aim to boost the club’s and the area’s profile, as well as demonstrate their gratitude to fans.
“Well, first and foremost, [I’m] really excited,” Ryan remarked.
“We’ve made no secret of the fact that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both me and Rob McElhenney.”