Ryan Reynolds Says He Will Most Likely Have to Choose Between DEADPOOL and R.I.P.D.

     September 21, 2010

…And the ongoing question of “will he / won’t he?” continues.  While doing press for his upcoming film Buried, Ryan Reynolds was asked (depending on the time of day, for the 5th-15th time) whether or not he is still planning on portraying America’s favorite Canadian mercenary in the Deadpool film.  In his response, Reynolds claimed that, with a Green Lantern sequel now on the books, his potential turn as Deadpool would almost certainly interfere with his inclusion in the film adaptation of the Dark Horse Comic R.I.P.D.

To check out the full quotes from the interview with Reynolds, hit the jump. 

When asked by io9 when filming will begin on either Deadpool or R.I.P.D., Reynolds said:

Neither [is] next. I shoot a movie called The Change-Up next. It’s kind of like an R-rated comedy, and right after that I start on a thriller called Safe House with Denzel Washington. And then, after that is where one of those two movies will hopefully fall.

Nothing against either film, but this was not the response we were hoping for.  Let’s try this again.  “But you don’t know which one yet?”

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.

So there we have it.  Even Reynolds thinks he may be too busy to participate in both films.  While I think the guy is a fine actor, and would love to see him in both of the films in question, he’s still subject to time and space.

Reynolds can next be seen in Rodrigo Cortes’ Buried which opens in select theaters September 24th and nationwide on October 8th.


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