Ryan Reynolds Officially Cast As The New Highlander


Well, alright, there have been more. I lied. According to Comic Book Movie, we can now add Ryan Reynold‘s name to the list of actors who have portrayed the famed Highlander warrior Connor MacLeod.

Lionsgate has been planning a Highlander reboot/remake for some time now and early reports indicated Reynolds as possibly taking the lead. Today, we finally have our confirmation, though no significant plot details or other announcements have been made.

As per The Tracking Board:

After roughly a month of negotiations, Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast in the lead role for HIGHLANDER. Reynolds will play Conner MacLeod, a Highlander who discovers he is one of a dwindling group of immortals who wander the earth and kill each other in combat for the final “Prize” – immortality.

Reynolds is no stranger to playing heroes. He played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and he also starred in Green Lantern as the titular hero. Though the latter film flopped, I don’t think Reynolds is to blame. In both films he showcased his acting chops effectively and I definitely think he is capable of handling another action/hero role. In fact, I’m quite excited to see him take on such an iconic character.

What do you think? Can Reynolds fill Christopher Lambert‘s shoes?