Ryan Reynolds Can't Do Both R.I.P.D. and Deadpool
09.21.10 by Ryan
Ryan Reynolds' schedule has been filling up lately with a variety of projects, and it now looks like he won't be able to do them all. Having just wrapped production on Green Lantern, Reynolds has plans in place to appear in movies straight into 2012. But he told io9 that, with all the projects he's lined up (IMDb lists six separate movies in pre-production), he likely won't be able to do both R.I.P.D. and Deadpool.
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.
Which movie will claim Reynolds' services in unknown. R.I.P.D., a buddy-cop action/comedy adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book, has lined up director Robert Schwentke, while Deadpool awaits a final response from Robert Rodriguez as to whether he will have time to direct the movie. Reynolds has already played the Deadpool character before in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and has reportedly been working with Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick "every day," even while on the Green Lantern set. There's still time for both movies to continue courting Reynolds.
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.
The reason Reynolds will only be able to do one of the two movies is that he is also committed to Green Lantern 2, which reportedly will start shooting before Green Lantern opens on June 17, 2011.
"Oh, yeah, we've got to get that cart well in front of the horse, I guess," laughed Reynolds while talking about Green Lantern 2. Sounds not unlike Reynolds' schedule, which also includes the romantic comedy Most Wanted, which will reunite Reynolds with Sandra Bullock, and another buddy cop action/comedy movie with Bradley Cooper.