"Deadpool" was one of the most popular movies of 2016. "Deadpool" was one of the most popular movies of 2016. "Deadpool" was one of the most popular movies of 2016. (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

Teen scouts create superhero that impresses Ryan Reynolds

Canadian star of popular 'Deadpool' movie wowed by larger-than-life replica.

The action movie "Deadpool" made nearly a billion dollars at the box office. You think that's big? Take a look at a forest in Israel that is now home to a 57-foot sculpture of the popular superhero.

The larger-than-life structure was created by a group of teen scouts as part of a summer project.

A friend of the scouts posted it to the Facebook wall of Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed the snarky superhero on the big screen. Lo and behold, the actor liked it so much, he posted the picture for his nearly 3 million followers.

"Wow! Incredible," he wrote. And commenting on the sheer size of his character, he joked, "That forest is TINY.” The forest where it was built is just one of many lush locales in the Mediterranean country.

The statue was built by the Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation, a 97-year-old organization with more than 90,000 members. The superhero wasn't the only structure the kids built. Other structures included characters from "The Lion King," Clifford the Big Red Dog and Winnie the Pooh.

Below are some more photos of their epic artwork:

The scouts built a few characters from Disney's "The Lion King."The scouts built a few characters from Disney's "The Lion King." (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

One of the creations was of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," one of the most popular children's books in the U.S.One of the creations was of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," one of the most popular children's books in the U.S. and Israel (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

This porcupine's sharp edges don't seem to bother the scouts.This porcupine's sharp edges don't seem to bother the scouts. (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

Winnie the Pooh takes a break from the festivities.Winnie the Pooh takes a break from the festivities. (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

While some of the creations stood tall, others were posed in a horizontal fashion.While some of the creations stood tall, others were posed in a horizontal fashion. (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

An Iron Man creation was so tall that it required special scaffolding.An Iron Man creation was so tall that it required special scaffolding. (Photo: Courtesy Tzofim)

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