The club’s supporters trust confirmed that Reynolds, known for appearing in blockbusters such as “Deadpool,” and McElhenney — co-creator and star in US sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” — will have the chance to put forward their proposal for the club at a general meeting.
The trust had previously met to discuss the potential investment, with 97.5% of the members voting in favor.
“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 has never played in the top-flight of English football before, but the club has previously reached the FA Cup quarterfinals and famously beat Arsenal in the 1992 FA Cup third round.
The club’s proud history also extends into European tournaments, with its most famous night coming in 1984 when Wrexham beat Porto in the Cup Winners Cup.
The team is one of a number of Welsh clubs to participate within the English football pyramid. It lost its last home game 1-0 to AFC Telford United.
Although it’s unclear why they would have an interest in Wrexham, both actors have history with investments — Reynolds has had a stake in gin and mobile phone companies.
Despite sounding somewhat far fetched, the potential takeover was possibly predicted eight years ago.
On Wednesday, Canadian Reynolds replied to a somewhat personal tweet from 2012 which read: “You never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham.”
The potential takeover has caused quite the stir in the UK with First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford welcoming the news.
“There are huge benefits with being part of Wrexham football club, the oldest football club in Wales, with a fantastic fan base, utterly loyal, owning the club itself,” he told Great Morning Britain on Wednesday.
Speaking about Reynolds’ involvement, Drakeford added: “He’s a Hollywood actor, if he can play center forward, I’m sure he’d be welcome.”