There Can Be Only One! This time it’s Ryan Reynolds!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:59 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:59
After the mere idea of a reboot\remake, the most contentious part is picking out who will fill the shoes of a past iconic character. How many forum postings, blog entries, school yard fights alone do think Nolan’s Batman generated? Fans of the originals are devoted and understandably don’t want their faves mucked with, especially with the state of some remakes out there **cough** any 80′s horror remake **cough**.
When word broke that a Highlander remake was in the works, many of us questioned exactly who could fill Christoper Lambert’s shoes as immortal Connor MacLeod. We knew Lambert was done and not an option, well unless they did that creepy CGI thing like Disney did with Jeff Bridges for Tron. What hot, young star would have the capable acting chops to swing katanas at fools and suck up some quickening? Who movie gods, who? That up in the air feeling is over, the production team has settled on Mr. Deadpool, Hal Jordan himself – Ryan Reynolds!
Now pump the brakes haters, Reynolds has shown he can handle action roles with plenty of gusto, just look at Safe House if you don’t believe me. Add that to his mastery of the sarcasm arts, Conner had plenty of snarky lines in the franchise, and you have plenty of elements in place for a sweet remake. If they can dial in a solid story, we may have one of the few good cinematic remakes.
So what you say geeks? Keep it civil but sound off in the comments after the jump…
- Ryan Reynolds Confirmed For ‘Highlander’ Reboot(screenrant.com)
- Ryan Reynolds Could Be Immortal; Lionsgate Wants Him for ‘Highlander’(slashfilm.com)