Ryan Reynolds is certainly no stranger to comic book movies. Having previously starred in such films as Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern, and RIPD, his latest endeavor is that of Deadpool, which is garnering much praise from both fans and critics who have been lucky enough to attend early screenings (read our review here).
When a notable actor stars in one or more comic book movies, an internet brush fire is often lit as fans begin to fancy themselves as casting directors. Although Reynolds will not be reprising his role as Hal Jordan in any future Green Lantern or Justice League movies, speculation still runs rampant as to whether or not any other characters are on his bucket list.
Here’s what he had to say when IGN recently caught up with him:
“I never want to play another comic book character again; Deadpool, I would like to play for the rest of my life – that’d be fun.
“No, I’ve done a number of them, and I think it’s time for other people to do them now. You’ve got to share the wealth on that one.”
Seeing as how it has been known for a very long time that he has great passion for the Deadpool character – which shows onscreen and is likely a huge factor contributing to the film’s early success – the above statement does not come as much of a surprise. As I have always said, if an actor brings such enthusiasm to a role, let him play it for as long as he wants to. It seems to have worked for Hugh Jackman and his many outings as Wolverine, right?
Deadpool opens in theaters on February 12.