Ryan Reynolds is the frontrunner for the Highlander remake — just let him be Deadpool, dammit!

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Is someone hellbent on finding the worst ways to make Ryan Reynolds a big ticket leading man? News of his next possible project has us scratching our heads — Reynolds might be the new lead in the Highlander reboot. Commence "there can only be one" jokes now.


According to Variety, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intruders) has Reynolds lined up to star in this hush-hush reboot that no one asked for. Sure, he knows how to use a sword, but we'd all much rather see Reynolds waving the blade of Deadpool, not trying to kill immortals in a kilt.

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Yankton, née Spacemonkey Mafia

If a Highlander reboot is going to happen, I'd really like to see a non-anglo from not Scotland as the lead. I loved the original in all it's beautiful, "I'm a forensic scientist who also happens to be a published authority on ancient swords." glory, but there's a whole planet's worth of history, and it'd be neat to take the conceit and do something new(-ish) with it.

I never really watched the show, which I'm sure has a rich cast of supporting global characters, but every time I try to watch it, I black out only to wake up with an episode of 'Renegade' playing.