Here’s some NOT so shocking news: Ryan Reynolds is trapped between a rock and a hard place. The actor has been in high demand over the past year resulting in several movie deals, so many that some of them conflict with each other. Despite his persistence and dedication to the character Deadpool (a role he originated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) it looks like he’ll have to choose between the “Merc with a Mouth” and the supernatural comic adaptation R.I.P.D.
When speaking to i09, during the press junket for his new film Buried. Reynolds spoke about the conflict he feels regarding both Deadpool and R.I.P.D. Only one of them can get made, but which will it be?
People sort of ask this question, like I have any say in the matter. They’re both movies I’m interested in, they’re both movies that are in fast-track development. But I never say I’m doing a movie until I break for lunch the first day. Because it’s such a crapshoot, this industry. Everything’s so fickle and so contingent on so many factors, aside from just an actor. And because it has an actor, and because these films have interested directors, it’s obviously likely that they’ll both get made. But I think it would be more likely that only one of them gets made with me.
Who’s really surprised by this revelation? If we had our way, Deadpool would have been filmed before Green Lantern but that didn’t happen. Instead DC Comics took Reynolds off his Marvel path and a project that seemed like such a sure thing has become the ugly stepchild that nobody wants. Where’s the justice?
What film should Reynolds take on Deadpool or R.I.P.D?