Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds is being serioulsy considered to step into the higlander's role and not lose his head. Highlander is the epic 1986 fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown, about a race of sword wielding immortals who could only die if you took their heads.
Apparently destroying the Green Lantern franchise wasn't enough for Ryan. He's already been cast as the lead in Marvel's upcoming superhero flick, Deadpool. Deadpool first appeared in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In Wolverine, Deadpool was transformed by William Stryker into Weapon XI, a mutant killer with multiple mutant powers. Needless to say that movie chewed up, spit out, and proceeded to burn the comic. The Marvel universe has several versions of Deadpool, but I never heard of the one featured in Wolverine. Deadpool aside, Highlander has spawned several feature films and a cult television series and will likley carry higher expectations.
|Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
Director of 28 Weeks Later and Intruders, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, will be directing and Highlander veteran Peter S. Davis will be producing. Ryan Reynolds appears to be a great guy. In fact, he's the kind of guy you'd want to have a beer with, but Ryan Reynolds the highlander? I'm not convinced.